Learn to draw a mouse – Exercise with simple shapes [VIDEO]

Learn in this exercise how to draw a mouse using simple shapes. Simple circles are used to build the body and the head. These are then combined by simple strokes and shading to form the image of a mouse.

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The exercise is based on the simplest shapes. You can learn how to draw the basic shapes in one of our drawing exercises. We also offer a separate course for shading.

Use a pencil and an eraser for the exercise.

Video Tutorial: Drawing a Mouse

This video shows each step and accompanies you through the exercise. Just draw each step and in a few minutes you’ll have your own mouse drawn.

Draw Mouse Exercise – Step by Step explained

With the help of this exercise you can follow the individual steps without the video and draw the mouse.

Draw the basic shapes for the body of the mouse

Work with relatively thin pencil strokes that can be easily erased later. Try to apply only a very slight pressure on the pencil. These strokes are for support only.

Draw the body of the mouse
Draw the body of the mouse
Draw the head of the mouse
Draw the head of the mouse
Now draw the front legs and the ears.
Now draw the front legs and the ears.
Roughly draw the legs of the mouse
Roughly draw the legs of the mouse
Draw the tail of the mouse
Draw the tail of the mouse

Draw now the mouse

Now use a higher pressure on your pencil to draw the following strokes.

Draw the ears of the mouse
Draw the ears of the mouse
Draw the eyes and muzzle of the mouse
Draw the eyes and muzzle of the mouse
Draw the chest of the mouse
Draw the chest of the mouse

When drawing in areas with more fur (legs, head down or back) use slightly zigzag lines to show the fur better.

Draw now the front legs in detail
Draw now the front legs in detail
Draw the belly and back of the mouse
Draw the belly and back of the mouse
Draw the belly and back of the mouse
Now draw the back legs of the mouse
Draw also the tail of the mouse
Draw also the tail of the mouse

Erase all help lines of the mouse

Now use your eraser to erase all the help lines drawn in the first step.

Erase all help lines
Erase all auxiliary lines

Shadow the drawing with light hatching

Now use your pencil to draw light hatching to add depth to the drawing.

Draw hatchings of the mouse
Zeichne Schraffuren der Maus ein

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