How to Draw an Easy Elephant

Artist: Dawn / October 6, 2010

Step 1.

Begin the first step by making a series of shapes for the head and body of this massive creature. Draw the guidelines for the face, trunk, and legs.

Step 2.

You will now begin drawing out the shape of the elephants head, mouth, and long thick trunk like so. When that is done you can draw the front leg, and foot.

Step 3.

Finish the head with a bi butterfly wing shaped ear, and then draw in the tusk. Add the belly line, and then draw an eye, the trunk hole, and then add some wrinkling lines and shapes to the trunk, head, and leg.

Step 4.

Finish drawing the body of the elephant by making the back, butt, and then the back legs. Draw the other ear, and then draw in the eyes. Add the toe nails, and then add some wrinkle lines on the knees.

Step 5.

You can now finish drawing your elephant by drawing a tail, and making some swirl like lines on the back knees. Erase all the lines and shapes that you drew in step one, and then that's it.

Step 6.

This is what the elephant ends up looking like when you are all done. Color it in, and that's it. You have just drawn a easy animal that walks the earth of the safari.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: October 6, 2010
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Description: Hey guys, it’s been a while since I really sat here and submitted more than one tutorial. Today I will start the day filling requests with some easy stuff once again. To start, let’s learn "how to draw an easy elephant", step by step. Elephants are always fun to draw because they are just so big in size, and their appearance is so massive. They are what you call gentle giants when it comes to safari animals. Now just because elephants look harmless, they are still very dangerous and should not be approached even at a zoo. Anyways, to me these animals have a serene presence about them, and that is why they are one of the more popular safari creatures roaming the world today. When it comes to drawing an elephant, there is so many ways to start a project such as this. In the past I have done lessons on cartoon style elephants, realistic elephants, and even just a plain old elephant. This tutorial is going to teach you to "draw an easy elephant" with little or no complications. When you are done, you can make a neat looking background, or you can choose just to leave your newly drawn animal just the way you see it here. No matter what you want to do, there is no better way to enjoy one of the oldest mammals on earth. I’ll be back with more drawing fun so stay tuned in to see what I will put up next.