How to Draw an Echidna
Want to experience how to draw an echidna?
Draw along with these simple 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing an echidna.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This accompanies well with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. It’s ideal for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to color in an echidna.
Enjoy the process of learning how to draw an echidna. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. Remember there is a PDF guide at the end of the lesson.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw an Echidna Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we are going to discover how to draw an echidna with your drawing materials. We will consider the various sizes and shapes contained in the example drawing of the echidna. The lines in each step is drawn blue so you can plainly see the most recent parts that you will be illustrating.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Outline The Body
Outline the shape of the echidna’s body as shown. Make sure to emphasize its thin pointy snout!
Draw The Head
First, draw a shaded oval to create the eye. Next, draw two curved lines on its snout.
Form The Spines
Now, outline the round zigzag shape as shown to form the coat of spines on the echidna’s back. Next, draw shorter zigzag lines to create the sharp pointy texture of its back.
Attach The Legs
Form the shape of the echidna’s short legs attached to its body.
Draw The Claws
First, draw the claws on the echidna’s front foot pointing to the right. Then, add the claws on its hind feet pointing to the left as shown.
Complete The Echidna Drawing
Let’s complete the echidna drawing by first coloring the coat of spines with orange and yellow crayons. Next, shade the echidna’s snout and claws with a gray crayon. Then, fill in the rest of the echidna’s body with a dark brown crayon.
How to Draw an Echidna PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw an Echidna. 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!