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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Rat" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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 as a guide for the rat's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Draw a smaller circle on the left as a guide for the rat's head. This circle should be about a quarter the size of the first one. The two circles should be pretty close together.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the rat's head to help you place the facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw a U-shaped arc on the lower left side of the head as a guide for the rat's muzzle.
Step 5: Draw two arcs on the rat's head as guides for the ears. The arcs are similar to an upside-down letter U. Use the intersecting lines as guides for the ears' placement.