Learn how to draw an elephant step by step and easy enough for beginners, start a sketch with this tutorial.
Good day, beginners and experienced masters! Today, our new lesson will be about how to draw an elephant! According to reports, the elephant is the largest mammal living on planet Earth. Elephants are characterized by a powerful body, large ears and a rather long trunk. The special shape of the ears allows the elephant to fan himself and thus cool himself, avoiding overheating. The trunk also plays an important role in the life of the animal: with the help of it, the elephant can pluck leaves or grass, grab objects of interest, breathe, make various sounds and perform many other actions. Interesting fact: the elephant trunk can hold up to eight liters of water at a time!
Drawing an elephant is a simple and interesting activity. Be sure: with our step-by-step instructions, you will definitely succeed! Let’s start!
Time needed: 20 minutes.
How to Draw an Elephant
- Elephant body.
Start by drawing the elephant’s torso, an example of which you see in the first step of the tutorial.
- Add the head.
In the second step, you need to add the shape of the elephant’s head.
- Draw the ear.
Near the head, following the example from the step, draw the huge elephant’s ear.
- Add details.
Using curved lines, draw the elephant’s trunk. Also, you need to sketch the elephant’s eye as shown.
- Draw the tusks.
This step shows in blue how you need to draw pointed elephant tusks. Besides the tusks, also draw the elephant’s small eyebrow right above the eye.
Detail the tusks and trunk of the elephant in the same way as shown in the example from the step.
- Draw the legs.
Now we need to draw the legs of the elephant, and we will start by drawing two legs that are visually closer.
- Far legs.
Now draw the far legs of the elephant, and note that the front leg is bent.
- Last details.
In this step, you need to add the last details to your elephant sketch, and start by detailing the elephant’s feet. Besides the legs, you need to draw an elephant tail, as in the example.
- Color the elephant artwork.