How to Draw a Hyena
Find out how to draw a hyena by drawing along with this easy to follow drawing guide!
Have fun with this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a hyena. This easy hyena lesson is perfect for younger students looking to get started with drawing.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 30 minutes, but the art-making process may actually take more time if a background is created in addition to the subject matter.
Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a hyena. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Hyena Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this tutorial, we will start off with a new piece of paper and learn how to draw a hyena in a series of 9 steps. It is best to notice the proportions of each part of the hyena.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Form The Face
First, draw two shaded circles to form the hyena’s eyes. Next, add a rounded triangular shape to create the nose. Now, draw a circle attached to the base of the nose to form the snout. Finally, form a U-shape facing upwards, attached to the snout to create the hyena’s lower jaw.
Outline The Head
Outline the hyena’s head by forming a rounded shape around the face with two pointed shapes on both sides.
Attach The Ears
Draw a pointed shape attached to the top part of the hyena’s head to create the ears. Don’t forget to draw a line in the middle of the pointed shape to emphasize the inner ear.
Draw The Body
Attach a curvy line from the bottom of the head to draw the body as shown in the illustration.
Outline The Mane
Outline the hyena’s mane by attaching a pointy shape on top of the body.
Attach The Tail
Create the tail by drawing a pointy shape attached to the end of the hyena’s body.
Form The Legs
To form the hyena’s legs, attach four limbs below the body as shown in the illustration. Remember to add a zigzag shape near each leg of the hyena to add detail to the fur.
Draw The Underbelly
Draw a curved line from the base of the head all the way to the hyena’s hind leg to form the underbelly.
Complete The Hyena Drawing
In order to complete the hyena drawing, let us first use a black crayon to shade the nose. Next, use a dark brown crayon to color the paws, tail, mane, and pattern of the hyena. Then, use a light yellow crayon to fill in the underbelly and inner ears of the hyena. Finally, use a brown crayon to shade the rest of the hyena’s body!
How to Draw a Hyena 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 Hyena. 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!