In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Weasel in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Weasel.
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How to Draw a Weasel - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Draw the head by making a round cone shape, leaving the wide part open. Also, make a small bump on the pointy side of the shape for the nose. Add another small curve for the mouth mouth.
Step 2: Draw a 'C' shape for the ear. Now, add an oval shape with another circle inside for the eye.
Step 3: Draw the body with two long round lines, leaving two open spaces for the legs. A weasel's body is long and slender and looks a lot like the common household pet ferret. They are also very flexible as well.
Step 4: To draw the first front leg, draw two lines straight down and then bend it at the end to make the foot. Make sure to add the small claws.
Step 5: Add the second leg behind the first by drawing a long curve ending with another foot. The foot should be a bit longer than the front foot. Put three toes on this hind leg.
Step 6: Now connect both legs to create the belly.
Step 7: Add a curved set of lines that are rounded out at the end for the tail. Color the weasel brown, black, or white!
Interesting Facts about the Weasel
The weasel, also known as the least weasel, is the smallest member of the Mustelidae family and it’s home can be found in Eurasia, North America, and Northern Africa, though now it has been introduced to other places. Don’t let their small size fool you! These fierce hunters and can kill animals, such as rabbits, that are 5 to 10 times their own weight.
Did you know?
- There are many different subspecies of the weasel and they are broken into three different categories based on size: the pygmaea–rixosa which are the smallest, The boccamela which are the largest, and the nivalis which is the average sized weasels.
- Weasels look pretty similar to the common household pet ferret, as they have a very elongated body that is very flexible and a small head that isn’t any thicker than its neck, and have short legs
- There is a huge variation of the size of these animals depending on their geographic location but the average length of a male is from 130 to 260mm with a weight of 36 to 250 grams and females between 114 to 20mm with a weight of 29.5 to 117 grams
- Though weasels are able to kill animals much larger than itself, they normally eat mouse like rodents such as mice and hamsters