Feeling bored and looking for something fun to draw? Try sketching these 32 cute little animals!
This diverse collection of creatures includes everything from woodland favorites like foxes and rabbits to pets like dogs, cats, and hamsters. Whether you’re a beginner seeking easy animals to practice drawing or an experienced artist needing fresh inspiration, these fun sketches will spark your creativity.
So next time you find yourself with nothing to do, grab a pencil and paper and create mini masterpieces with these boredom-busting little animal sketches!
All artwork provided is original and can be used as a reference for your own drawings.
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Drawing such a cute creature is always a pleasure. Don’t make it too difficult, keep the lines simple and bold. You could even try drawing several hamsters side by side in different positions and with different expressions. As you progress along the line, you will start to see improvements.
You can experiment with expression and create a family of turtles. Make some of them happy, some of them sad and you could maybe try some other expressions like surprise or shock.
Dinosaurs are always great fun and even the mighty t-rex can make a playful drawing.
Pigs are one of my favorite animals, so I never tire of drawing them. You can humanize a pig quite easily, just by standing him on his two hind feet like in the cartoon above.
Adorable Baby Cow
Sometimes you will draw a face and it will just look adorable. Go with the flow and make it as adorable as possible.
Shaggy Highland Cow
Not every sketch will go exactly as you planned. This highland cow ended up looking a little confused, but I love him anyway.
Fat Cat Watching a Mouse
Sketches don’t need to be complicated. A simple sketch like this with bold lines is easy to draw fast and it is another opportunity for you to experiment with facial expressions.
Anime Rabbit With Butterfly
This cute little rabbit is another simple sketch with fairly minor shading. What makes it special is the large eyes which give it a thoughtful expression and a a certain anime style.
Cute Frog With Mushroom Hat
Sometimes simple really is just best, especially when it comes to cartoon animals.
Duckling With Bread
Here you can see how the use of shading can help you to create both depth and shape within any drawing.
You can see the bold, confident lines of this drawing from across the room. It really does jump out from the page.
Snail On A Mushroom
With a drawing like this, you should decide first if you want to make the mushroom or the snail the main focus of the sketch. Here by keeping the lines of the snail sharper, showing the detail, it becomes the focus of the image.
Big Eared Mouse
Cartoon sketches don’t have to stick to accurate proportions. Making any parts of the body larger or smaller than they would be in real life can add character to your cartoon sketches.
Panda Bear Waving
Learning how to capture movement is a fascinating subject and doing it with simple animal sketches is probably the easiest way you can learn.
A crocodile might be a fierce and scary animal, but your sketches don’t have to be.
A smile can tell a story better than a thousand words.
Big Eyed Hamster
Capturing feeling within a sketch can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Experiment with different views of the animal you’re sketching and remember, perspective means the part of the animal closest to you will always appear largest. With a cartoon, you can exaggerate the features of the animal in any way you want to.
Friendly Tall Crocodile
Try and capture movement within your sketches. It isn’t always easy, but as with anything, with practice your sketches will improve.
You can see from this sketch that much shading isn’t always necessary.
In this sketch, it is the darker shading that actually forms the lines of the sketch. This can make the drawing look more realistic as in reality, no animal with fur has a clean, single line forming its outline.