Pencil drawing of an Elephant – Learn how to draw an elephant, following these easy steps. You will learn to draw every animal, in a very short period of time.
Materials we are going to use for an elephant drawing:
Elephants, the largest existing land animals, are mammals of the family Elephantidae. Three species are currently recognized: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant, and the Asian elephant. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; extinct members include the mastodons. The family Elephantidae also contains several now-extinct groups, including the mammoths and straight-tusked elephants. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs, whereas Asian elephants have smaller ears, and convex or level backs. Distinctive features of all elephants include a long trunk, tusks, large ear flaps, massive legs, and tough but sensitive skin. The trunk, also called a proboscis, is used for breathing, bringing food and water to the mouth, and grasping objects. Tusks, which are derived from the incisor teeth, serve both as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. The large ear flaps assist in maintaining constant body temperature as well as in communication. The pillar-like legs carry their great weight. (source: Wikipedia)
Let’s see the steps we need to take to draw an animal in pencil:
Draw two ovals, one will be the head and the other one is the body.
Now, draw the ears beginning with the ears. Draw the trumpet of the animal, too.
From the bottom of the ears, draw the legs. Also, draw the face shape of the animal, as you see in the image below.
You can now focus on the details: eyes, fangs, tail and other.
In the last step, draw the details of the elephant: wrinkles and nails.
I hope this mini-tutorial will help you draw an elephant. For more tutorials check the Tutorials section of the blog. You will find a lot of cool things to do and try.