How To Draw A Cute Panda

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Today, we’ll be learning how to draw a cute panda. There’s not much color involved but we’ve added 2 little blush dots on the cheeks just so we can have a little color.

We did a cute, little “x” for the belly button but you could try changing it to a star, heart or any other shape that you think might look good.


Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • The eye can be a little tricky here to make sure there is still white space around it. The easiest way to deal with that is to create 2 circles with the marker and leave space between them. That will be your white space for the eyes.

Let’s Draw A Cute Panda – Step By Step

How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 1
Step 1: Start by drawing the panda’s head. Draw from top and around. When you reach the bottom, go back to the top and draw around the other way to connect.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 2
Step 2: Next, draw the ears. Very simple half circles. One on each side of the head.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 3
Step 3: To start the body, draw down, do a little curve back up part way and over.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 4
Step 4: Repeat step 3 on the other side to finish off the panda’s body.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 5
Step 5: Draw 2 arms. One on each side, angled downwards.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 6
Step 6: Add a little “x” as his belly button.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 7
Step 7: Draw 2 eyes. You can draw the eye outline then draw a small circle inside each eye. Color in the eye, except for the small circle.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 8
Step 8: Draw the nose and mouth. Try to center them between the 2 eyes.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 9
Step 9: To finish off the eyes, we’ll draw the black patches of fur behind them. You don’t need to copy ours exactly.

We left one side larger than the other to add to the cuteness factor.
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 10
Step 10: You can color the red spots in with black. You can add more or less or change the areas. Experiment, if you’d like!
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 11
Step 11: To help show a bit more color and add to the cuteness level, we’ve added 2 little blush circles. We color these in with a light pink
How To Draw A Cute Panda Step 12
Step 12: Once the blush is colored in, you are done! Show off your work. Great job!

Want More?

We are constantly adding more tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We also have printable step by step instruction guides that will help, even brand new artists, re-create and improve on our drawings!

How about coloring instead? We have printable cute coloring pages so you can practice color techniques or just to have fun. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Panda Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the cute panda coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

Download Printable Cute Panda Coloring Page

Cute Panda Coloring Page

Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw Cute Panda

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How To Draw A Panda Step by Step

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this panda can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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