How to Draw an Impala

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Impala 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 Impala.

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

Step 1: First, draw the head as shown above, making sure to leave an indent for the mouth and making two bumps for the head.

Step 2: Use a short line for the mouth, an oval below a line for the eye, and a tiny triangle for the nose. Trace the inside of the ears and close that off.

Step 3: Use two lines to draw the body continuing from the head as shown above.

Step 4: Draw the horn using two wavy lines not too far apart from each other. Have it split into two points at the end to show that there are two horns.

Step 5: Draw the front leg using two straight lines which curve just a little bit at the end for the ankle. Add a line to set apart the hoof. Then draw the rest of the bottom of the body.

Step 6: Draw the other front leg just like you did the first one, except a little to the left.

Step 7: Draw the first hind leg much like the first two legs, except that first you draw two triangular lines to create a thigh which is thicker than the leg, then draw the leg.

Step 8: Draw the other hind leg just like the first one except have it start at the top of the left side of the drawing. Your Impala is now done!

Interesting Facts about Impalas

Impalas are a species of antelope that is native to Africa. They are very social animals that live in groups called herds. Female impalas, called ewes, and their young live in herds that number in the hundreds. Male impalas, called rams, live in herds that are comprised of other males; usually there are about 60 rams in a herd.

Did you know?

  • “Impala” is a Zulu word that means “gazelle.”
  • Only rams have horns, which are shaped like the letter S. Rams use their horns to fight each other and predators. Their horns grow to be 18 to 37 inches wide.
  • Impalas are about 30 to 37 inches tall. Male impalas weigh more than females. Rams are 88 to 165 pounds, and ewes are 66 to 110 pounds.
  • The stomach of impalas has three different compartments.
  • Impalas are herbivores.

There are two subspecies of impalas: the black-faced impala and the common impala. As its name implies, the common impala is in fact the most common antelope species in Africa. They can be found throughout Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, and Namibia. The black-faced impala is a rare species that is only found in Namibia. Most black-faced impalas live on a reserve to protect its population, which is endangered.