How to Draw an Elephant

Learn how to draw an elephant step by step and easy enough even for first time pencil holders.

Step by Step How to Draw an Elephant
How to Draw an Elephant Step by Step

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

  1. Outlining the body.

    Start by drawing the elephant’s torso, an example of which you see in the first step of the tutorial.Elephant Simple Drawing

  2. Add the head.

    In the second step, you need to add the shape of the elephant’s head.Elephant Step by Step Draw

  3. Draw the ear.

    Near the head, following the example from the step, draw the huge elephant’s ear.Elephant Drawing Tutorial

  4. Add details.

    Using curved lines, draw the elephant’s trunk. Also, you need to sketch the elephant’s eye as shown.Elephant How to Sketch

  5. 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.How to Sketch an Elephant Simple

  6. Details.

    Detail the tusks and trunk of the elephant in the same way as shown in the example from the step.How to Sketch an Elephant

  7. 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.How to Draw a Cute Elephant

  8. Far legs.

    Now draw the far legs of the elephant, and note that the front leg is bent.How to Draw an Elephant Easy

  9. 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.Elephant How to Draw Easy

  10. Color the elephant artwork.

    Is the pencil sketch of the elephant ready? Now trace the outlines of your sketch using a fountain pen or marker. Then color your drawing using the coloring supplies.
    Elephant How to Draw

Did you draw? Great! After all, your skills improve every time you practice. We are happy to help you, because each of our drawing lessons was done with love and a desire to help those who want to learn how to draw.

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