Here’s a 7 minute video showing you how to draw a Cartoon style Giraffe.
This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.
Step 9: Add the eyes and body details to complete this realistic Giraffe.
Now let’s outline giraffe’s legs using same circles-and-lines technique. Draw small squares for your giraffe’s hooves.
Step 2: Continue the short hook line slightly upwards to create the lower jaw line. Add a small horn at the top of the head.
Step 3: Right under the horn add a small eye. Just behind the horn draw a pointy ear pointing back. At the very tip of the snout draw a tiny nose.
In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a realistic Giraffe in 9 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Giraffe.
Step 8: Now add another front leg right in front of the first front leg. Make it the same length and width as the other front leg. Then, just in front of the hind leg draw another curved hind leg. Don’t forget the black hooves at the bottom of all legs.
The neck of an adult Giraffe can be as long as 6 feet, 7 inches. The Giraffe’s main food source is Acacia leaves, which grow at heights that most other vegetation eating animals can not reach. Giraffes can hear very well, smell very well and see things in color.
The Giraffe can only walk or gallop; sprinting at speeds of about 37 miles per hour. A new baby Giraffe is about 6 feet tall and can run around within a few hours of birth. Male giraffes will use their necks as weapons against one another in battle in order to establish dominance.
The popular children’s toy store, Toys ‘R Us, uses the giraffe as its mascot.
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Below are the individual steps – you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.
Giraffe fossils first appeared in Europe, dating back about 8 million years. They now can be found roaming grasslands and woodlands of Africa.
I know you can’t wait to color in your drawing. Make sure you pick the right colors. In case you are planning to leave your drawing black-and-white, there are black spots of different sizes and shapes on a white background.
The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.
The work in later stages is a piece of cake. After all, you have almost completed the outline of a giraffe’s body. After erasing extra pencil lines, you should see a nearly finished sketch. Now add the tail with a brush to the giraffe and finish drawing the animal’s head.
A giraffe’s head is smaller than that of a Horse’s Head. Draw a small crest on the neck without spending too much time on it. Remember that a giraffe has one distinctive trait and that is these cute little horns that look like antennas of the extraterrestrial being.
Giraffe belong to the Giraffidae family, along with the okapi; the only two species of that family. Giraffes are most recognized by their extremely long necks and legs and patched coat.
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You can also use paints or colored pencils to bring your drawing of a giraffe to life.
Here are some fun facts about the Giraffe you might find interesting.
The Giraffe is a spectacular animal that has sparked great interest and curiosity in both ancient and modern cultures, because of its unusual appearance. Giraffes been featured in children’s stories, art and cartoons.
At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Giraffe.
If you ever tried drawing a Horse, it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to learn how to draw a giraffe. The torsos and heads of these two animals look almost identical except that giraffe’s legs and neck are longer than those on a horse. If you pace yourself and draw in stages using lead pencil and then paints or colored pencils, your giraffe drawing should come out looking very realistic. In this lesson we will learn how to draw a giraffe in #2 pencil, step by step.
Step 1: First draw a long narrow snout. It looks like a very thin hook with the short end of the hook on the bottom.
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The Giraffe is the tallest of all land-living animal species. It is approximately 4.3 metres to 5.2 metres tall, although the tallest male recorded stood almost 6 metres. Its range extends from Chad in Central Africa to South Africa.
They will drink large quantities of water when available, which enables them to live for extended periods in dry, arid areas. The appearance of horns is a reliable method of identifying the sex of giraffes, with the females displaying tufts of hair on the top of the horns, whereas males’ horns tend to be bald on top — an effect of necking in combat.
In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a Giraffe in 9 easy steps – great for kids and novice artists.
To begin, draw three circles and connects them together with straight lines as pictured here. This is an excellent basis for further steps in drawing a giraffe.
This entry was posted in Step-by-Step and tagged Giraffe on May 26, 2010 by maple.
Step 4: Starting at the back of the pointy ears draw a long line down at a slight diagonal to make the neck line. This is a very thick line. The bottom of the line has a slight downward curve for the rump.
Next, go over the initial contours with firmer pencil strokes and transition to drawing the torso, legs, neck, and head. This part is easier than it looks! Just keep referring to my drawing as you work on outlining the body of your giraffe with lead pencil. Remember not to press hard on the pencil if it’s a tentative pencil line, so that you can easily correct it as many times as necessary until you get it right. Please note that giraffe typically has long and thin legs and strong and thick neck.
Step 6: Continue the top neck line back with a short, curved line downward for the rump. Keep drawing the line down into the hind leg all the way to the black hoof. Draw the line back up into the body. The top of the hind leg is wider than the bottom.
Step 5: Add another long line beneath the back of the snout to make the front of the neck. Continue this line into a long, thin front leg. Don’t forget the black hoof at the bottom. Continue the back of the leg line up, gradually making the leg wider at the top. It will end just below the neck line.