How To Draw A Gopher: Step 9

How to Draw a Gopher

Eager to experience how to draw a gopher?

Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a gopher. This easy gopher lesson is perfect for fairly young children looking to learn how to draw.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Plan for this drawing to require about 30 minutes, but the art-making process may actually take longer if a background is created as well.

Finally learn to draw popular animals such as gophers and more!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Gopher Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Gopher: All Steps

In this article, we will begin with a new piece of paper and discover how to draw a gopher in 9 instructive steps. We will notice the proportions of each of the drawn parts of the gopher.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Snout

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 1

    First, draw the bumpy shape of the gopher’s snout. Then, create three straight lines on both sides of the snout to add the whiskers.

  2. Add The Eyes And Nose

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 2

    Add the gopher’s eyes by drawing two circles. Now, create a semi-circle to form the nose.

  3. Draw The Incisors

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 3

    With your pencil, draw the gopher’s incisors by drawing two rectangular shapes.

  4. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 4

    Outline the gopher’s body by drawing a line similar to the illustration.

  5. Attach The Forelimbs

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 5

    To draw a gopher’s forelimb, first create two long lines. Then, attach a zigzag shape at the bottom to form the claws.

  6. Outline The Belly

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 6

    Outline the gopher’s belly by drawing a curved line between the forelimbs.

  7. Attach The Ears

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 7

    Attach the gopher’s ears by creating a V-shaped line on both sides of its head. Then, draw a curved line to form the ear flap.

  8. Draw A Hole In The Ground

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 8

    Draw a hole in the ground by forming a horizontal shape as shown. Next, draw some grass growing around the hole by making pointy shapes.

  9. Complete The Gopher Drawing

    How To Draw A Gopher: Step 9

    Let’s give life to the gopher drawing by adding some color! First, shade the snout and belly with a yellow crayon. Use a brown crayon to color the nose. Next, fill in the incisor teeth with a white crayon. Now, shade the eyes with a black crayon and add some shine to it using a white crayon. Don’t forget to color the inner part of the ear with a pink crayon. Then, shade the rest of the gopher’s body with an orange crayon. Finally, let’s color the hole in the ground with a brown crayon and the grass with a green crayon.

How to Draw a Gopher PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Gopher. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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