How to Draw a Simple Giraffe

Artist: Dawn / May 19, 2010

Step 1.

Start with a circle for the head, and then draw a long, neck line and attach it to another circle shape like you see here. Lastly, draw the face guidelines, and the legs too.

Step 2.

Now that you are on step two, you will be sketching out the shape of the giraffe's face, mainly the snout or muzzle. Draw the one exposed ear, and then the two simple round tipped horns. Add detailing lines for the brows, and the mouth line.

Step 3.

Okay, draw the shape of the simple giraffes neck. You can see that the neck flares at the base of the body. Draw the chest, and then draw the beginning lining for the front leg.

Step 4.

Hey, look what how far you've gotten. It's time to sketch out the eyes, color in the pupils, and add detailing to the brows, ears, and draw nostril holes. Lastly sketch out the rest of the legs as far as the front, and then draw the belly, and hind l   

Step 5.

Now you will draw the back, back en, and the rest of the legs. Once that is done sketch out the long giraffe mane, and draw the tail. Make sure you add some hair at the tip of the tail too. Draw the hair lining on the hooves.

Step 6.

For your last drawing step all you need to do is draw the marking spots all over the body leaving the ankles without spots. Before you draw the markings, erase all the lines and shapes you drew in step one.

Step 7.

You're all done. Just color in the animal and you're finished.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: May 19, 2010
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