In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mouse in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.
At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mouse.
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How to Draw a Mouse - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start the mouse by drawing a "U" shaped head with a slightly pointy nose.
Step 2: Now draw a small round eye about halfway along the top snout line. Add two large, round ears at the back of the head.
Step 3: Behind the back ear draw a long curved line for the back. It will curve slightly upward and then sharply down toward the bottom.
Step 4: Under the snout line draw a short line to make the neck line. At the bottom of the the neck line draw a very short and thin front leg. There are very fine toes at the end of the foot.
Step 5: Starting at the back of the front leg draw the belly line diagonally down and to the back. At the bottom of the belly line draw a very thin, short hind leg. It will be the same size as the front leg. Don't forget the long toes on the foot. Continue the leg line back toward the rump.
Step 6: Between the rump line and the hind leg line draw a long thin tail. Make it as long as the body and curled into a pointy end.
Step 7: Between the front leg and the snout draw the other front foot. Finally, add the other hind leg and foot just above the first hind leg.
Interesting Facts about the Mouse
The mouse is a small mammal, with small round ears, a pointed snout and long, nearly hairless tail belonging to a super family of rodents called Muroidea, along with gerbils, hamsters and a large number of relatives.
Rodent fossils date back to 65 million years ago. Today, massive numbers of rodents exist on all continents, except Antarctica.
Did you know?
- Since prehistoric times, humans have eaten mice and today they are considered a delicacy in some areas in Africa.
- Mice are used as food for pet snakes, lizards, frogs, tarantulas and large birds of prey.
- Mice have generally poor eyesight but an especially keen sense of smell.
- In Israel, during testing of a new form of airport security, mice were better than dogs or x-ray machines at sensing drugs or explosives.
- Mice droppings contain parasites that can spread diseases and some mice damage food crops.
Common house mice are often kept as pets that can easily become used to being handled, often being playful and loving. Mice have been represented in folklore and mythology, comics and cartoons, literature, movies, and video games. The Mickey Mouse and Mighty Mouse are very famous characters and the popular pizza restaurant, Chuck E Cheese, features a mouse in its brand logo and as an entertaining mascot.