How to Draw a Cartoon Kangaroo
(the Easy Way)
G'day! In this lesson, we're going to take a trip to Australia as we
learn how to draw a cartoon kangaroo – it's easy once you've followed
our simple steps. So, let's hop to it, pick up our pencils and get
STEP-1: The Bouncing Basics of Our Cartoon
Are you ready to go 'down under' for some creative fun? Our cartoon
kangaroo is all set for a party with her family in Australia – she's
even brought along a balloon! So, to get things started, let's sketch
out a few basic shapes which will help us as we progress with our
drawing. For our first step in how to draw a cartoon kangarool, draw a
large circle, followed by two smaller intersecting ovals or egg shapes
above, as in our illustration. We now have the basis for our cartoon
STEP-2: Drawing the Details of Our Friend from Down
Now we've got the basic shapes, it's time to add some details to our
merry marsupial. Firstly, taking the two small ovals as your basis,
draw around these to form the shape of the head, just like in our
illustration.Then, join the head to the body (the large circle) by
drawing a curved line that goes all the way round. Make the line on the
left-hand side angular to represent the back of our cartoon
Learning how to draw a cartoon kangaroo is fun! Next,
draw three horizontal lines on the chest to represent our awesome
Australian buddy's chest and pouch – she'll need this when she's older
to carry her children around in! Finish off this stage by drawing an
angular vertical line for the leg.
STEP-3: Feeling 'Hoppy'? Let's Give Our Cartoon Kangaroo Some
Our pretty partygoer now needs some extra details to give her some
personality. Firstly, draw a large, slender upside-down 'V' shape for
the ear of our cartoon kangaroo. For our next step in learning how to
draw a cartoon kangaroo, draw two large irregular circles for the eyes
and put a dot in the middle of each one. Then, sketch in the nose at
the end of the snout.
Remember the leg of our cartoon kangaroo which we started earlier?
Let's finish this off now by adding a large foot as in
our illustration. Kangaroos have very powerful legs for hopping around
with and can reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers an hour!
Finally, no cartoon kangaroo would be complete without a tail, which
our sassy Sheila uses for balancing. Remember to make this nice and
STEP-4: Getting Into The Party Mood by Adding a Balloon!
Our cartoon kangaroo is very excited about her party, but before she's
ready, we need to give her a balloon to carry. Draw a large oval high
above her head for now and draw two small box shapes on the balloon to
Next, let's add another ear as if seen from the side and
sketch in the inner ear of the one on the left. Draw in some eyebrows
to give our cartoon kangaroo some expression, then add two small arms –
one hanging down by the body and the other raised up to hold her
When drawing the hands, remember to make the one on the right-hand side
clenched so it looks like she's holding something.
Then, draw a curved line going right up to the balloon.
Awesome – our cartoon kangaroo is almost ready to party!
Finally, add another leg sitting just behind the one you drew earlier.
Sketch this in as if seen from the side.
STEP-5: Let's Go Kangaroo Crazy With Color!
Now that we've finished drawing our cartoon kangaroo, it's time to
finish off our Antipodean artistry by going crazy with color!First of
all, take a black pen and draw around the outline of the body, before
rubbing out any lines you don't need.
Then, taking a medium shade of yellow, colour in the
body of our cartoon kangaroo from head to tail. After this, use a
medium shade of green for the inner ear, followed by a black pen for
the eyebrows and nose – remember to leave a small area white to
Finally, use your favourite shade of blue for the
balloon and there you have it – our cartoon kangaroo is ready to hop
along to her party!
We hope you had fun learning how to draw a cartoon kangaroo.
Why not experiment by drawing some friends and family
for her to play with, or maybe some landscape around her?
See you next time for more awesome artistic fun!