How to Draw a Llama
Llamas are super cute! Learn how to draw one today in this fun tutorial.
(My llama is green!! haha)
How cuuuute are llamas! Fluffy with long lashes and they make excellent drawings for patterns and notebooks designs.
Let’s learn how to draw a llama in today’s tutorial. Mine came out a little fluro green with orange hair. Not sure how that happened! haha.
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Cute Llama Drawing Summary
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Step by Step Llama Drawing Tutorial
The the llama cuteness begin!
Step One: Llama Outlines
This is a llama. Can you see it? For my guidelines, I just drew a long blob for the head and joined it to a rounder blob for the body and stuck on four blobby legs and a tail.
You can make your llama longer in the body if you want, but I think a shorter body makes it cute.
Step Two: Add Some Llama Fuzz
I’ve made my guidelines a bit less opaque and I created a new layer on my tablet so I could easily draw some fuzz over the top to create a seamless body without the scrappy guidelines getting in the way.
You can do this with a pen and eraser too, just erase a few of the lines and draw fuzz instead or draw the fuzz in pen or darker pencil and erase the light stuff.
Step Three: Give the Llama Some Legs!
Our llama drawing is starting to take shape in this step. Keep adding fuzz but just do the legs, and make the tail extra fuzzy for fun.
For the toes, I just added two little triangles at the end of each leg. So easy! No foot required! haha.
Step Four: Prepare the Personality
OK, now we have our llama drawing looking sort of like a llama, its time to add in the facial features.
As always, this is my favourite part and it’s where you can experiment with different shaped eyes and expressions. I decided to make the eyes take up most of the llama’s head. If you see a llama in real life, they actually have really big eyes with SUPER long lashes.
Step Five: A Fancy Hair-Do Please!
Our llama now has eyes and I stuck a couple of ears on each side of it’s head too.
SWEET TIP: if you want to make your llama look cute and a bit sad, angle the ears down. If you want the llama to look spritely and happy, angle them up a bit)
… and the icing on the top is the full floof of puffy hair!!! I went for a cloud-like hair do, but you can do a mohawk, a flower instead of hair, all sorts of things.
Step Six: Smiling or Frowning?
It could have gone either way in the step above. If I’d wanted to, I could easily have drawn a sad or EVIL mouth which would have changed the whole look of my llama.
Fortunately for humanity, I decided to go with a nice smile for my llama. Will you be as giving as I was?? We shall see!!!!
Step Seven: The Finishing Touches
Friends, the fact is that no llama should be without some kind of uber cute accessory. In this instance, I felt a bow-tie was appropriate.
What will you draw?! Tag me on Insta with your creations so I can see! @milansmischief.
The Llama Comes to Life!
Woo! Just look at our funky green llama! I’m going to be completely stereotypical and say that my Llama is Scottish because of it’s red hair.
Yep, because Llamas come from Scotland (not).
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