Elephants are fun. Drawing one is also easy and fun. With the following the step-by-step tutorial, anyone can create a great looking elephant drawing.
We will be using some basic shapes to help us to outline the elephant in the right shape and proportions. Sketch the shapes with a light touch as they will be erased before your elephant drawing is complete.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
Start by drawing a circle on the left side of the paper.
Next, draw a bigger circle on the right side. These two circles are the head and bum of the elephant.
Draw the back with an arc connecting the circles.
Draw two parallel C-shapes for the trunk.
Outline the legs with four lines. Try to sketch the legs as shown above.
Complete the outline of the legs with two more lines. Connect the lines with short lines underfoot.
Draw the ear with three curving lines behind the head.
Draw an arc behind the elephant and connect it with a short line to the ear facing us. This is all we can see of the other ear.
Draw two parallel S-curves that connect in the end for the tail.
Add a leaf shape at the bottom of the tail.
Now, we will draw the side of the mouth where the tusk grows. Also, add a small U-shape at the end of the trunk.
Draw two parallel curves that connect at the end for the tusk. Similarly, draw the tip of the tusk on the far side.
Outline the eye with a half circle. Draw a large, round pupil inside but leave a small uncolored dot in it. Draw a short curving line above the eye for the eye brow.
Draw two curving lines to outline the belly.
Erase the extra lines. Your elephant drawing is almost done. Only some details need to be added.
Draw the toes as inverted U-shapes.
Add a few lines inside the ear.
Make the eye brow thicker, add a line for the eye lid, and another line at the mouth to make your elephant smile.
Finally, add some short curvy lines underneath the trunk.
Clean up any stray lines and use a softer pencil to outline your complete elephant drawing. You can also color it.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.