In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Mountain Goat step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
To draw this Mountain Goat step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a big circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the mountain goat's body. To draw the circle, make four marks to determine height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the right, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the back portion of the body. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. Make the circle a bit thinner than its height. This circle should be about two-thirds the size of the first circle. The edges of the circles should touch. On the top, right side of the first circle, draw a third circle as a guide for the mountain goat's head. Pay attention to the size of this circle. It should be very small compared to the first circle.
Step 3: On the lower, right side of the head, draw an arc that's similar to a tilted letter U as a guide for the muzzle. Don't make the mountain goat's muzzle too long. On the top, right side of the head, draw a very small arc as a guide for the ear. To the right of the ear, draw two short, curved lines as guides for the horns.
Step 4: Under the first circle, draw two long, vertical lines as guides for the mountain goat's front legs. The lines should be almost as long as the height of the circle. Bend the bottoms of the lines to indicate the joints.
Step 5: Under the circle on the left, draw a line that angles to the left and then angles back down for the hind leg. To the right, draw another angled line for the mountain goat's other hind leg. Pay attention to how and where the lines bend.