How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Pandas are cute and very easy to draw, because of their plump body and characteristic pattern. In this tutorial I will lead you step by step to help you draw your own giant panda. It will be simple and fun!

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

What You Will Need

If you’re drawing digitally, you have all you need in your program. If you prefer traditional tools, I suggest:

  • Pencil
  • Black marker pen/felt-tip pen

1. How to Sketch a Panda’s Body

Step 1

Sketch an oval for the main body.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 2

Add a circle for the head.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 3

Connect both parts with gentle lines.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 4

Draw two slanting lines to sketch the distance between the legs.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 5

Attach the legs to the ends of those lines. Make them slightly curved towards the ground.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

2. How to Draw a Panda’s Legs

Step 1

Attach ovals to the legs to create a base for the feet.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 2

Draw ovals on them. This will make the joints look thicker.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 3

Outline the limbs. They should be big and fluffy.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 4

Add volume to the arms.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 5

Sketch the line of the shoulders.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 6

Sketch five claws on every foot.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

3. How to Draw a Panda’s Face

Step 1

Draw a cross on the face to find its center. Keep in mind the head is spherical, not as flat as it seems.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 2

Draw a circle to create the muzzle.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 3

Draw circles on the sides of the muzzle, in the upper part.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 4

Draw smaller circles inside. These will be the actual eyes.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 5

Draw two bigger circles below. This will help us create the shape of the panda’s eye patch.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 6

Draw the nose.

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Step 7

Draw the smile under the nose.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 8

Draw two big circles for the cheeks.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 9

Draw the place for the ears.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 10

Draw the rounded ears.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

4. How to Finish the Drawing of a Panda

If you’re drawing digitally, do this part on a new layer. If you’re drawing traditionally, this is the time to take the darker, thicker tool.

Step 1

Outline the legs. Make them smooth on one side and fluffy on the other.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 2

Outline the fluffy ears and the face details.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 3

Outline the whole head.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 4

Outline the rest of the body.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 5

Outline the claws.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 6

Add some detail to the muzzle.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 7

Draw the borders of the black-and-white pattern.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

Step 8

Darken the patterns. If you want, you can leave white shine dots in the eyes.

How to Draw a Panda Step by Step

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