How To Draw a Walrus

how to draw a walrus

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Walrus in 9 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a walrus. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a final and easy walrus drawing!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Walrus drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about walruses you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Walruses have thick blubber layers and large flippers to stay warm in Arctic waters near coastlines and ice sheets.
  • They grow large tusks made of ivory that are really enlarged canine teeth used to haul out on ice, fight or display.
  • Walruses live in colonies and spend much time basking on ice or in shallow waters near food sources.
  • Their whiskered mouths are well-suited to grasping and eating benthic mollusks from ocean floors by suctioning sediment.
  • Walruses communicate through bellows, grunts and other sounds to keep groups coordinated on ice.
  • Both males and females care for calves, which are born after 15-16 month pregnancies.
  • Due to melting sea ice from climate change, walruses have been forced to haul out in large groups on land.
  • These massive marine mammals can weigh over 3,500 pounds and reach over 15 feet in size.
  • They swim by undulating their bodies and large flippers and can dive deep to feed on shellfish.
  • Some Inuit cultures hunt walruses sustainably as an important traditional food source.

How To Draw a Walrus – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the top of the walrus’s head.

how to draw a walrus

Step 2: Draw some detail on the head.

how to draw a walrus

Step 3: Now you can draw the beginning of the mouth area.

how to draw a walrus

Step 4: Draw a portion of the walrus’s body.

how to draw a walrus

Step 5: Sketch the other side of the body.

how to draw a walrus

Step 6: Draw the flippers and underbelly.

how to draw a walrus

Step 7: Add the big ivory tusks.

how to draw a walrus

Step 8: Draw in the chin and finish the flippers.

how to draw a walrus

Step 9: Draw in eye, whiskers and last flipper.

how to draw a walrus

Well done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Walrus, consider adding some shading or coloring to make your blubbery friend look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your walrus drawing.

easy walrus drawing

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Walrus! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I know after another attempt you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a walrus is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for relative of the walrus to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a SEAL?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Seal.

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