How to Draw a Porcupine with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Before we start drawing the brush volume on the back, we’ll first start with the head and front legs in this hedgehog tutorial.
Start by drawing a small circle with a dot inside for the eye. Then use some circles for the muzzle and add some whiskers to it.
Neck, we will draw an ear behind the eye and then the base of the neck.
Right behind the neck you can draw some small front legs with little claws at the end. Finally, draw some long and sharp lines bunched together on the top of the head.
These will be the first quills on the hedgehog, and over the next few steps we will continue to add more brushes and other elements.
Now draw more back and belly
As we mentioned in the previous section on how to draw your hedgehog, over the next few steps you will be adding more brushes to the back to gradually build it up.
To add the next part of the brush, we will draw more wavy lines with pointed tips at the top. These brushes will get a little longer as you follow along, as shown in the reference image.
Once you’ve finished drawing this latest brush, we’ll draw the hedgehog’s belly. You can draw this furry belly by drawing some jagged lines behind the front legs.
Then draw the first leg of the back leg before you’re ready for step 3 of the tutorial!
Draw the next parts of the brush
This third step of our tutorial on how to draw a hedgehog will help you add more brushes to the body.
Some of these will be in the background next to the others you drew, but the rest will be on the side.
Let’s focus on the things in the back to begin with. To draw this sequel, just keep drawing more of the spikes you’ve drawn so far.
The next step will take some patience, so you might want to grab a cup of tea!
We’ll add a brush volume to the side of the body and they’ll be drawn with a combination of the spikes you drew above and some wavy lines.
They should cover the base of the body as shown in our reference image, and then we can continue.
Next, draw more parts of the brush body
You really get the hang of drawing these brushes! In the fourth part of your hedgehog drawing, we will add another part of the spiked brush above the previous part you just drew.
This sequel will be one of the biggest you’ve drawn so far, and once it’s done, there’ll only be a small blank at the top of the hedgehog to fill in.
We’ll take care of that last point along with any final details in the next step of the tutorial.
Add final details to your hedgehog drawing
This fifth step of our tutorial on how to draw a hedgehog will help you add details and final touches to perfect it before the final step.
As we mentioned in the previous step, this mainly entails filling in the blanks on top of other brushes.
Fill in exactly this spot as you’ve painted throughout the rest of the drawing and your hedgehog will be ready to color!
Before you move on to that step, be sure to add any additional details you want.
You can add some animals or even a background for some ideas, so what can you think to complete it?
Complete your hedgehog drawing with color
Now you are ready to complete this hedgehog drawing with some color! We used an actual color palette for our example image, as we mainly used some brown with white stripes on the brush.