how to draw a camel

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Camel in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Camel.

Here are some interesting facts about the Camel you might find interesting.

  • Camels are large, even-toed ungulate mammals well adapted to hot desert environments in Africa and Asia.
  • They have thick coats, broad feet, and fat-storing humps that help them endure long periods without food or water.
  • Camels can drink up to 30 gallons of water at once after long periods without and can go for 1-2 weeks between drinking sessions.
  • Their eyelashes and ears are long to protect the eyes from blowing sand and dust in desert winds.
  • Camels have three sets of eyelids and can close their nostrils to keep out sand when walking through desert storms.
  • These mammals are herbivores that consume thorns, branches and other tough desert plants that other animals cannot digest.
  • Camels move up and down slowly with long strides to conserve energy in hot climates with little shade or vegetation.
  • They were domesticated thousands of years ago as mounts, for transport of goods across deserts, and for their meat, milk, and wool.
  • The single-humped Arabian camel and double-humped Bactrian camel are the two major camel species.
  • Camels grow long eyelashes and two rows of eyelids to keep out blowing sand and dust in desert environments where they have adapted to live.

Here’s a BONUS video of our How To Draw a Camel easy drawing lesson

You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Camel – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorial

This is a complete step by step lesson on how to draw a Camel in 8 steps.

Step 1: Start by drawing the upper section of the Camel’s head.

how to draw a camel

Step 2: Sketch the ear by adding it to the head section.

how to draw a camel

Step 3: Draw the lower jaw area of the head.

how to draw a camel

Step 4: Sketch the upper section of the neck and hump of the Camel.

how to draw a camel

Step 5: Draw the lower neck and under belly.

how to draw a camel

Step 6: Start to add the rear legs and beginning section of the front legs.

how to draw a camel

Step 7: Draw the front hooves and rear hooves.

how to draw a camel

Step 8: Finish the legs and add the eye to complete the final step in the How To Draw a Camel lesson.

how to draw a camel

Well Done! Now that you’ve finished your How To Draw a Camel drawing lesson, get creative and see if you can add shading to your drawing so it looks realistic and life-like. Use the picture below as a guide!

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Camel! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a camel is with practice…practice…practice! Just like riding a horse, it takes a little time to perfect the skill!

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