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How to Draw a Hedgehog

Learn How to Draw a Hedgehog in 8 Simple Steps

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How to draw a hedgehog step by step

In this tutorial on how to draw a hedgehog, I will show you how to depict a simplified version of this animal. There will be few details and complex shapes.

This is done so that even the most inexperienced artist can cope with the task, and create a beautiful and convincing drawing of a hedgehog.

By the way, do not forget that you can always open or print a PDF version of this lesson to distribute to your students or children. To get it, just scroll down the page.

So let’s get down to the lesson!


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a Hedgehog

  1. Sketch the muzzle and lower body.

    To do this, use a long and smooth line like in my example.
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  2. Sketch out the upper body.

    In the future, characteristic hedgehog spikes will appear in this place.
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  3. Draw the legs.

    Use four simple semi-oval-like lines for this.
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  4. Draw the outlines of the hedgehog’s spikes.

    To do this, use a zigzag line that resembles a circular saw blade.
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  5. Detail the hedgehog’s face.

    Draw the eye, nose, and smiling mouth. Don’t forget to sketch a small line in the ear.
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  6. Add more spikes.

    To do this, use elongated angular lines as in my example.
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  7. Erase the guidelines.

    In addition, you can trace your hedgehog drawing to make it more cartoonish.
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  8. Color the hedgehog.

    Use beige, brown, and black colors. Add highlights to the eye and nose.
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So, this was a lesson in drawing a hedgehog. Don’t forget to download the PDF version of this manual, which includes the steps of this instruction, a coloring page, tracing worksheet, and grid drawing worksheet.

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