How To Draw A Porcupine: Step 6

How to Draw a Porcupine

Children will love learning how to draw a porcupine in today’s drawing lesson.

Included are 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy drawing their own spiky little porcupine on paper. Also included is a downloadable version (near bottom of page).

Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw their own porcupine.

Covered in dangerous spikes called “quills” porcupines are one of natures amazing animals. Their quills are a defense against other predators.


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

We will complete a drawing of a porcupine by crafting one section at a time. The drawing will take 6 steps to complete as we continue to create each part which will get us closer to the completed work of art. The completed drawing will be topped off with color creating a drawing you will be proud of!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Porcupine: Step 1

    Outline the shape of the porcupine’s body as shown.

  2. Add The Face

    How To Draw A Porcupine: Step 2

    First, add a shaded oval for the eye. Next, draw a curved line for the nose. Then, create a line curving upwards for the mouth.

  3. Attach The Legs

    How To Draw A Porcupine: Step 3

    To draw the porcupine’s legs, form an elongated U-shaped line with a zigzag shape at the bottom. Then, draw the foot attached to the bottom of each leg as shown.

  4. Form The Coat Of Quills

    How To Draw A Porcupine: Step 4

    Form the coat of quills on the porcupine’s back by drawing a pointy rounded shape.

  5. Add Texture

    How To Draw A Porcupine: Step 5

    Add texture to the coat of quills by drawing short pointy lines.

  6. Complete The Porcupine Drawing

    How To Draw A Porcupine: Step 6

    Let’s add some color to our porcupine drawing! First, use a brown crayon to shade the nose, feet and quills. Next, use a light orange crayon to color the rest of the porcupine’s body.

How to Draw a Porcupine 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 Porcupine. 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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