Aren’t guinea pigs the sweetest?
I absolutely love drawing kawaii animals and they make excellent drawing exercises for kids and adults of all ages.
Guinea pigs are absolutely adorable in real life and in drawings.
In this post, I will show you how to draw a guinea pig in this step-by-step guide so that you can easily make a cute guinea pig drawing.
You can check out my other kawaii tutorials here.
Whether you’re a kid or an adult learning how to draw, these steps are extremely easy to follow; let’s get started!
I’ll even show you how to color the guinea pig, here’s what you’ll learn to draw:
But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.
How to draw a guinea pig – Easy Step by step instructions
I’m going to start with a rough template before drawing the guinea pig.
This will help us draw the guinea pig very easily.
Let’s start with 2 circles overlapping slightly like this:
If you’re drawing with traditional tools (and not digital), please use the pencil very lightly because we are going to erase these circles later.
Next, we’ll use the circles as a template to draw the guinea pig’s face. Just start drawing a double curve like this using one of the circles as a guide line.
Now, draw the body of the guinea pig like this. The bottom of the guinea pig will be extremely curved:
Complete the whole body – their bodies are very long and curved. So, you don’t have to overthink it much when you’re drawing the guinea pig.
Now, we’ve finished our main outline of the guinea pig’s body.
We can start adding lots of details to it.
Let’s start by drawing 2 eyes and a small nose on the guinea pig. Because we are drawing a cartoon-style guinea pig, we don’t need to overcomplicate the features.
Next, let’s draw the ears.
The ears are little triangles pointing downwards like this:
We can erase the template now because we’ve finished drawing the main part of the guinea pig – the body!
Once you’re done, just add a small L shape underneath the guinea pig’s ear – this is because the guinea pig’s ears are usually folded and scrunched up.
Next, we’re going to draw the little feet of the guinea pig – just draw small tiny curves under the guinea pig-s body and these will become the cute feet.
We’re done drawing the whole guinea pig!
Now, it’s time to color the guinea pig.
Since, I am drawing this digitally, I’m going to start coloring the whole guinea pig a light cream color.
Next, I’ll add patterns to it.
Guinea pigs have different varieties of patterns and colors – so just do a simple google search for guinea pigs and you’ll see all kinds of guinea pigs! You can just use those for inspiration when it comes to coloring your guinea pig.
I’m going to use a camel brown or sand brown to color a pattern on the guinea pig like this:
Next, I’m going to use chocolate brown to add more patterns to the guinea pig.
Remember, you can add any color and pattern you want to your guinea pig when you’re coloring it.
Next, I’m going to color the feet and the inside of the ears a baby pink like this:
And last, I’ll color the guinea pig’s nose a peachy pink like this.
I’ll add some highlights and then I’m done. You can see how I color my digital art and add highlights and shadows in this post. It includes a video.
And we’re finished!
Remember, you can color your guinea pig any color you want!
We’ve finished learning how to draw a guinea pig.
Conclusion of how to draw a cute guinea pig + Drawing Resources
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I hope you could learn how to draw a cute guinea pig step by step.
Drawing guinea pigs and other cute animals is fun for kids of all ages, and you can color them anyhow you want!
If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!
I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!
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What do you need?
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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101
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