How to Draw a Cartoon Llama

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How to Draw a Cartoon Llama
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Originally from South America, llamas closely resemble a camel or a sheep, but is slightly smaller than a camel and larger than a sheep. Weighing in at about 127kg., llamas have long faces, small ears that stand upright, long necks and they walk on all fours. Their fur is very shaggy and heavy on their body, growing shorter and finer as it grows upward from the neck towards the head.

The tail of the llama is normally short and curls downward. The colouring of llama can vary amongst white, brown, or piebald. Some are even grey or black. The coarse hairs of the llama can be used to make rugs, wall-hangings, and lead ropes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser

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  1. 1

    Draw a small circle for the head of the llama and add two lines point downward diagonally to represent the frame of the long face.

  2. 2

    Position the pencil at the bottom of the circle and draw two lines from it to represent the neck.

  3. 3

    Draw a large circle that touches the lines of the neck to represent the main body of the llama. Draw another circle half the size that overlaps half of the body to represent the rear of the animal.

  4. 4

    Draw four long leg lines from the body to make the frame of the legs.

  5. 5

    Move the pencil to the top of the head and sketch two triangular shapes as the ears. Place the pencil inside the circle that represents the head and draw one eye that is visible.

  6. 6

    Sketch out the hairy ruffles of fur around the head, ears, and down the neck. Use light and swift sketch lines to accentuate the muzzle and the mouth.

  7. 7

    Draw hair lines around the main body of the llama. You should now be able to make out the shape of the llama.

  8. 8

    Move the pencil using a downward motion on the two front legs of the lama to show that the fur grows down. Draw out the hind legs by creating a knee and a larger upper leg.

  9. 9

    Draw two small triangles to represent hooves on the bottom of each leg.

  10. 10

    Position the pencil at the rear of the llama and sketch out a curly tail to finish the drawing.

  11. 11

    Erase the original circles and lines that served as the frame of the animal and darken the secondary lines, such as the fur and the facial features. Erase any messy sketch lines.

Tips and warnings

  • Find a cartoon photo of a llama online and print it out so that you can use it as a reference for drawing.

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