How to draw a sloth

There are 6 species of sloths lives in South and Central America. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to draw a two-toed sloth hanging from a tree. Keep in mind that the fore feet of the two-toed sloth have two toes, although there are three clawed toes on each of the hind feet.

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Draw two ovals for the head and body of the sloth. Draw a line, which will act as the center of his head. Sketch a branch.

Step 2

Draw the shape of the sloth’s body and neck. Add the shape of the branch.

Step 3

Use guidelines to define places for the sloth’s legs, feet and snout.

Step 4

Sketch the legs, feet and lower jaw of the sloth.

Step 5

Draw the claws and eye of the animal. Detail the shape of the tree.

Step 6

Add the sloth’s nose. Work on the whole figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 7

Contour the sloth, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail and add the branch. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London
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