How to Draw a Realistic African Elephant

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic African Elephant in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Realistic African Elephant - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start with the outline of the head, leaving a space for the trunk and left ear.

Step 2: Next draw in the ears with lines for the creases near the bottom and along the sides, making sure to draw the right ear a bit smaller because it's slightly hidden.

Step 3: Then you'll draw in the long, curving trunk and the tusks on either side of it.

Step 4: Next draw in the eye next to the ear on the left side of the head.

Step 5: Then you'll draw in the back, curving downward, opposite the head.

Step 6: Next draw the legs and feet with small triangles for the toes.

Step 7: Then draw the belly and upper part of the back leg to connect the front and back.

Step 8: Finally, draw the tail with a small tuft of hair at the end of it near the knees of the back legs.

How to Draw a Realistic African Elephant - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic African Elephant – Step-by-Step Tutorial