How to Draw an Eland

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Eland in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Eland.

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How to Draw an Eland - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by drawing the shape of the head in a long oval. Add the eyes, nose and two small horns.

Step 2: Now, add two large horns to the top of the eland's head.

Step 3: Draw the back with a flat line, and the chest with a largely curved line.

Step 4: Coming off of the front of the body, draw the first leg.

Step 5: Add the second leg.

Step 6: Add a curved line for the belly, and at the end of this line draw the first hind leg.

Step 7: Add the second hind leg.

Step 8: Draw a thin tail and the drawing is done.

Interesting Facts about the Eland

The Eland is the second largest antelope species in the world. They are orange-brown in color but become a grey color as they age. The males horns reach twenty-six inches in height while the females come in mighty close with twenty-seven inch horns. This is interesting seeing as males are larger than the females. Eland’s are herbivores and their diet is mainly succulent leaves, tubers, seeds, and grasses. They can be found roaming in herds of up to five hundred Elands.

Did you know?

  • Males can weigh up to twenty-two hundred pounds
  • Can live up to twenty years in the wild and twenty-five in captivity
  • Can live up to seven years, but have been recorded to live as long as 20-30 years
  • Habitats can be found throughout South Africa
  • Fifty percent of the population lives in Africa in several nature preserves

Lesson Plan Idea – The Eland is on the Coat of Arms for the Grootfontein in Nambia. Use this to explain what a Coat of Arms is and allow children to either research the Coat of Arms for their family lineage or simply create their own.

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