Pigs are a very interesting subject to draw because they have a simple body structure: like a barrel with a head and legs. This means that even if you're a beginner, you can do a decent job of drawing a cute pig! In this tutorial, I will show you how to do a pig drawing step by step.
And if you're interested in pigs in general and want to learn more about various species and anatomy, you can try this tutorial instead:
What You'll Learn in This Realistic Pig Drawing Tutorial
- How to start a drawing of a pig
- How to draw a pig's legs
- How to draw a pig's head
- How to finish the easy drawing of a pig
1. How to Start a Drawing of a Pig
Let's start this easy drawing of a pig tutorial with an oval. It doesn't need to be perfect.
Add a vertical oval to the front (for the shoulders) and a circle in the back (for the hips).
If we want to include the third dimension in our drawing, we need to plan the perspective first. Draw a vertical line towards the "ground", about half of the pig's torso's height. Then draw a cross on the ground using perspective.
Draw basic "legs" between the body and the ground.
Sketch the actual direction of the legs. Add a curly tail, too.
Add two circles to the shoulder to simulate its muscles.
Add the muscles to the other shoulder, and one big muscle to the thigh.
Add a huge, circular head right in the front. It should be slightly narrower than the rest of the body. I know the pig sketch looks a bit funny at the moment, but this is the base of the outline of a pig.
2. How to Draw a Pig's Legs
The pig sketch needs more detailed legs. Draw circular joints in the legs: the wrists and ankles.
Sketch the bottom of each hoof.
Outline the hooves.
Add some muscles to the forearms and the calves.
Add the "toes" at the back of each hoof.
Split the hooves.
Outline the split hooves.
Outline the rest of the legs.
3. How to Draw a Pig's Head
Let's move on to a crucial step in this realistic pig drawing: the head. Imagine the circle in the pig's head is a sphere. Cut it in half.
Attach a "cross" to the top of the head in the pig drawing, creating the guide lines for the forehead, the eyes, and the snout.
Draw small eye sockets in the pig illustration.
Sketch the general shape of the snout.
Draw a flat "nose bridge" on top of this snout sketch.
Cut the snout in half, towards the eye.
Draw a disc on the top of the snout.
Draw the top of the snout by connecting the disc with the rest. Keep its 3D shape in mind!
Draw the mouth.
Draw the lower jaw. Keep it fat!
Sketch the floppy ears.
Add the nose holes and the oval eyes to the pig illustration.
Add some detail to the eye.
4. How to Finish the Easy Drawing of a Pig
We completed the outline of a pig, and now we'll do the finishing touches. Draw all the lines clearly suggested by the guide lines.
Add some secondary lines to suggest some muscles under the skin.
Add some simple, linear shading to accentuate the 3D form of the body.
Darken the main outline to finish the realistic pig drawing.
Good Job! You Know How to Draw a Perfect Pig!
That's a beautiful, happy pig! Drawing a cute pig isn't complicated when you follow a tutorial. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a perfect pig.
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