In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Elephant in 8 easy steps. This free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Elephant.
This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.
Before we begin the easy drawing tutorial, here are some interesting facts about the Elephant you might find interesting.
- Three species of Elephant are living today: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant).
- The Elephant’s gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal.
- At birth it is common for an Elephant calf to weigh 120 kilograms.
- They typically live for 50 to 70 years, but the oldest recorded Elephant lived for 82 years.
- They have a brilliant memory and never forget.
How To Draw An Elephant – Easy, Step-by-Step Drawing Guide for Beginners!
Step 1: Begin by drawing the forehead of the Elephant.
Step 2: Draw the outline of the elephant tusks.
Step 3: Sketch the elephant’s back and lower chest.
Step 4: Start to draw the outline of the legs from the body.
Step 5: Draw the under belly, tail and beginning of the elephant’s trunk.
Step 6: Finish the feet on the first 2 legs and the trunk.
Step 7: Draw the last 2 remaining legs.
Step 8: Lastly, draw the eyes, ears and the feet details to complete the Drawing of an Elephant.
Great Job! You’ve drawn an elephant. To wrap up the How To Draw an Elephant drawing lesson, use the image below to help shad in or color your drawing to give it a realistic, life-like look!
You did it! Congratulations on drawing an ELEPHANT! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly 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 an elephant is with plenty of practice.
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