In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Rhino in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the simple Rhinoceros. Follow along with the how to draw a rhino drawing guide below by sketching the red portion of each of the six steps, super easy!
Before we begin the How To Draw a Rhino drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about rhinos you might find interesting, especially for kids.
- Rhinos have thick grey skin that acts like armor. Their skin can be over 2 inches thick!
- Despite their size, rhinos can run up to 35 mph. They look slow but are actually quite speedy.
- Rhinos have poor eyesight but amazing senses of smell and hearing. They use their sense of smell to find food and mates.
- A rhino’s horn is made of keratin, the same substance as human hair and fingernails.
- Baby rhinos are called calves. A calf will stay with its mother for up to 3 years, learning survival skills.
- There are 5 species of rhinos – white, black, greater one-horned, Sumatran, and Javan. Each has different characteristics to draw.
- Rhinos communicate with each other using noises and by leaving dung piles as messages. They use dung to mark their territory.
- Mother rhinos are very protective of their calves. They will charge anything seen as a threat to keep their babies safe.
- Contrary to their size, rhinos can turn quickly. This is useful for them to escape from danger speedily.
- Rhinos spend their days eating and drinking. They use their lips to grab leaves and branches which they then ingest in large quantities.
- The different rhino species have one or two horns. Drawing the correct number of horns is important for each type of rhino.
- Rhinos enjoy wallowing in mud which acts as a natural sunscreen and bug repellent for their skin.
How To Draw a Rhino – Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide
Step 1: Begin by drawing the rhino’s horns. This one has two horns.
Step 2: Draw the rhino’s chin.
Step 3: Now you can draw the top of the rhino’s back.
Step 4: Draw in two of the rhino’s legs.
Step 5: Sketch the underside of the rhino’s belly.
Step 6: Finally, draw in the face detail and the seconds set of legs.
Nice work, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Rhino, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your Rhinoceros look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your easy rhino drawing.
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Rhinoceros! 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 rhino is with practice…practice!
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