How to Draw a Cartoon Meerkat

Cartoon Meerkat

In this lesson – let’s draw a cute, yet devious! little cartoon meerkat – straight out of the savannah, of Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa – in the continent of Africa.

And yes – they’re pretty simple to draw – easy enough, that just like in the movie "Pi" – you can draw a whole island full, if you like!

Let’s begin. 🙂

How to Draw Cartoon Meerkat

OK then, so let’s get going – with yet another super-fun (and I *think*)… super easy, cartoon drawing lesson.

I say it’s fairly easy – not so much taking the detail into account, in that everything is pretty much straight up and down.

Get the basic shapes and structure, in place – and after that…

Detail away, to your heart’s content.

Beginning with a framework…

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Initial lines of its head in place – next, go ahead and finish this part off – sketching in your cartoon meerkat’s pupils, the top of its head – and its ears.

You can see how everything is based around a simple oval. Pretty simple! 🙂

After that, move on down, with a couple swooping arcs of your pencil – to bring forth, its arms…

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Now fading what we’ve already drawn – to grey…

Go ahead and move on down your drawing – bringing into view, the animal’s long, ovular body.

Once its legs are in place, sketch in the inner-lying fur – with simple "spikey lines" – similar to how I’ve done below…

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Removing the framework – and all that’s left, is the lineart – for a unique-looking brand new cartoon character!

Here it is below – first just the lines… and then, followed up with a unique color pattern.

As always, coloring like this – is even easier, in your favorite computer drawing program, like Gimp or Photoshop…

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And there it is – yet another fun and simple, cartoon animal drawing under your belt!

Hope you had fun, drawing this cartoon meerkat – will see you real soon as always…

For another lesson! 🙂