How To Draw A Donkey Easy Step By Step

How To Draw A Donkey with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.

How To Draw A Donkey

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below


You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Start by drawing a circle. This will form the donkey’s head.

Step 2

Draw two more circles, lower than the first one. These shapes represent the donkey’s shoulders and hips, and will help you outline the donkey’s body.

Step 3

Use curved lines to outline the donkey’s mouth. Extend a line from the first circle and fold it in half, forming the upper lip. Then, extend another line to form the lower jawbone. Notice how this line enters the circle, curving to outline the jaw.

Step 4

Connect each circle using long, curved lines, outlining the neck, back, and belly.

Step 5

Draw legs extended from shoulders and hips. For each leg, extend a pair of downward curves from the body. Notice how the arcs point outward to detail the shape of the knee and ankle. Enclose the bottom of each leg by drawing the hooves. For each nail, use a curved line for the top and a horizontal line for the bottom.

Step 6

Use two “U” shaped lines to outline the donkey’s large ears. Between the ears, use short curved lines that meet at the serration points to wrap a tuft of mane. Use curved lines to draw the mane extending down the neck.

Step 7

Erase the leftover guide lines from the original circles.

Step 8

Outline the distal pins, using two curved lines to outline each leg. Enclose the bottom of each leg by drawing the nail. Then, extend two curved lines from above the hindquarters and let them meet at a sharp point. Below this, include a teardrop shape and strip it with curved lines. This forms the donkey’s tail, complete with a bun at the end.

Step 9

Detail of the donkey’s face. Use curves to create details for the ears. Draw a curved line on the face, just above the muzzle, and paint a small oval to indicate the nostrils. Draw a large circle to form the eye. Shade a smaller circle inside it to form the pupil, leaving a small unobscured circle.

Step 10

Color your donkey. Many donkeys are brown or gray in color. Some are dark brown or black with white muzzles.

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