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.
Step 2: Draw some detail on the head.
Step 3: Now you can draw the beginning of the mouth area.
Step 4: Draw a portion of the walrus’s body.
Step 5: Sketch the other side of the body.
Step 6: Draw the flippers and underbelly.
Step 7: Add the big ivory tusks.
Step 8: Draw in the chin and finish the flippers.
Step 9: Draw in eye, whiskers and last flipper.
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.
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!
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