how to draw a zebra

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Zebra in 7 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a zebra. 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 quick and easy zebra drawing!

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

  • Zebras have black and white stripes covering their bodies and legs. No two zebras have the same stripe pattern.
  • Zebras live in grasslands and open woodlands in Africa. They stay in herds for protection from predators like lions.
  • Zebras use their teeth to eat grasses and other plants. They have to constantly eat to sustain their energy levels.
  • Foals are baby zebras. They can stand and run within an hour of birth thanks to strong legs and joints.
  • Zebras communicate with various sounds like barks, whinnies and grunts. They also use body language and touch.
  • Their stripes help camouflage zebras in tall grass and provide protection by confusing predators during herd movements.
  • Zebras sleep standing up to better protect themselves from threats. They only sleep lightly for a few minutes at a time.
  • Hooves of zebras have adaptations like hardened outer edges and shock-absorbing soles to navigate rocky terrain.
  • Zebras have excellent vision, hearing and sense of smell to detect predators and find food and water sources.
  • There are 3 main species of zebras – plains, mountain and Grevy’s zebra, which is the largest type.

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

Step 1: Begin by drawing the zebra’s nose.

how to draw a zebra

Step 2: Draw the first ear of the zebra.

how to draw a zebra

Step 3: Now you can draw the top of the back and chin.

how to draw a zebra

Step 4: Draw the underside of the zebra and tail.

how to draw a zebra

Step 5: Sketch the zebra’s two left legs.

how to draw a zebra

Step 6: Draw the other legs, main and eye.

how to draw a zebra

Step 7: Finally, draw the distinct zebra stripes.

how to draw a zebra

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

zebra drawing easy

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Zebra! 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 zebra is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another large animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a relative of a zebra…..a HORSE?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Horse.

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