How to Draw a Pig
Today i’ll be showing you how to draw a pig. But not just any kind of pig, my kind of pig! Fat, friendly, and fabulous! You’ll be using lots of circles, a few ovals, some intentional erasing, and finally, you’re own creativity.
Step 1) Draw a circle
We first start with her head. Wait, what should we name our pig? Let’s name her Rotisserie. What a pretty name. But you can name your pig anything you want.
Step 2) Draw an oval in the circle
Now we draw the outline of her nose. This time it will be a small oval inside the circle you just drew.
Step 3) Draw two more circles inside the oval
Next we draw Rotisserie’s nostrils. For pigs, I like to make sure her nose is nice and big to emphasize that she is in fact, a pig. The nose of a pig is such a signature, without it, our drawing might as well be a really fat baby!
Step 4) Draw two circles on top of the oval
These will be her eyes. At this point you can choose to fill in her nostrils and her eyes, but in this tutorial we’ll be doing that last. Just in case we might want to move an eye or a nostril a bit here and there.
Step 5) Draw two curvy letter “A’s” without that middle line
Draw these “A’s” on top of her head, they will be her ears. You can use straight “A’s” too, which is easier to do if you’re just starting out.
Step 6) Draw an oval beside her head
Now for her body. Here we are drawing a huge oval starting from either the bottom or top of her head and then circling around to the other end of her head.
Step 7) Draw an open half rectangle under her body
Now for the outline of her legs. If you’re a bit advanced you can just make each individual leg. But sometimes it’s best to start things simple and then add details later.
Step 8) Draw four lines inside this open rectangle
Now for each individual leg. Here we draw four lines to show that she has two front legs and two back legs.
Step 9) Draw flat lines across her two front legs and two back legs
Once we determine where her legs are, we can now draw two horizontal lines across each set, one for the front two legs and one for the back two legs.
Step 10) Draw a long cursive “e” out of her butt
Did I just type “butt”? I sure did! We are now drawing one side of her curly pig tail.
Step 11) Draw another cursive line right next to the first one you made
Now we are drawing the final side of her pig tail.
Step 12) Erase unnecessary lines in the tail and in the legs
Take your eraser and erase that unnecessary line between her front and back legs at the bottom. Next, erase the two lines intersecting her tail.
Step 13) Close the tail so it looks like one squiggly tail
Now that you’ve erased a bit here, we may have to close some accidentally erased lines in addition to touching up around lines we chose to erase. Touch up her legs where there may be holes from erasing, and then the tail, where we make sure it looks like one solid pig tail all the way through.
Close up of the tail
Step 14) Fill in the nose, eyes, and hooves with your pencil
Now time for coloring! Fill in her nose, her eyes, and her hooves with your pencil.
And you’re done!
Hope you enjoyed drawing my pig! I’d love to see yours! Send an email of your pig to learn (at) howtodrawdaily (dot) com!
And remember, keep drawing and keep practicing.
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