Now we need to create a rough shape of an elephant. To do this, we add to our previously drawn tentative lines for the body, trunk and the feet of our animal. We must define the contours of each body part.
As the light comes diagonally from the upper left corner, it naturally cast shade on various parts of elephant’s body. Ear(s) shade is the largest and most visible. We also cannot forget about shades on elephant’s legs.
Adding shades on any drawing gives it an instant plasticity. Shading gives the drawing a 3 dimensional look. I think your picture is ready at this moment and you gained enough confidence to draw an elephant – any elephant you choose.
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As we all know, elephant is one of the largest animals on the planet. Its large trunk, ears, and tusks are more difficult to recreate on paper than they might appear. The good news is an elephant’s thick straight legs are relatively simply to draw, even easier than that of a Horse. In this lesson we will learn how to draw an elephant in # 2 pencil.
Now you will add varying shades to your drawing of an elephant. Darken the distant parts of the body and the feet of an elephant. Also, shading the joints on elephant’s body parts will make your drawing more realistic.
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Basically, to draw an elephant is very simple, but it has a few tricky parts. Please observe the body well again. Compare the length of the legs to the rest of the body. Notice the angles of the legs while the animal walks.
This is a dynamic picture which means that the elephant is walking. Elephant is in motion. The front legs extend directly from the middle – shoulder ellipse. Draw the outline contours of all four legs.
You can print out this picture after enlargement and refer to it while drawing. I would however encourage you, to draw this elephant directly from your computer screen. Draw An Elephant Is Really This Easy
Gently refine the body contours and draw the tail. Before drawing the tail take a look at its length. Where does it come out of the body and where does it end?
In this step we will start to draw the elephant’s head and trunk in detail. Finish working on the ear. Estimate the ear size such that it reaches the upper legs and occupies half of the elephant’s body. Make the trunk more round. Add the eye in the middle of the head. Put a line connecting the eye to the trunk. From this line we draw tusks. Place a rounded crown of your elephant’s head. Pay attention to the foot of an elephant and don’t forget draw a tail. Once you’re almost finished with drawing the entire elephant step by step, draw the skin. In some places the elephant’s skin has large wrinkles or small mesh.
How To Draw An Elephant I hope that my simple guide of how to draw an elephant may contribute a little to elevate the consciousness about this beautiful animal. I hope that my simple guide of how to draw an elephant may contribute a little to elevate the consciousness about this beautiful animal.
What is the difference between seeing animals in pictures and drawing animals? Drawing animals makes you more conscious about their existence and beauty. Drawing them by pencil on the paper makes you totally involved and participating on the process of creation.
Don’t you think that it’s incredible? Let’s take a quick look at this elephant drawing. Please keep in mind that it is a finished drawing. It may look like too complicated with its wrinkles, shades, etc.
Please ignore such details for now. We shall come back to these later during the drawing process. Now just let me guide you and you’ll see to your own amazement that you can actually draw even better elephant than this one.
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Now we need to fully draw the outline of the elephant’s legs. Start drawing by sketching four elongated oval. Add the small parts to these ovals – they will serve as the elephant foot. You can make one bent leg so you see in my drawing.
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Begin to darken the body. Be gentle. Hold your pencil tilted in order to make wide and weak pencil strokes that will easily cover the body in gray. At the same time you can also put shades where applicable. Always refer to the ready-made drawing.
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Gradually start erasing the initial circles, ellipses and join each part of the body into a one whole unit. Do you realize that at this stage, you already know how to draw an elephant? You have almost perfect contours of an elephant’s body.
I say almost perfect, because there probably are some small details we are going to correct as we go.
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First, draw the basic outlines of the elephant’s body. Draw a large circle in the middle of your sheet of paper. It will serve as a basis for the body of an elephant. On the right side add a small circle for the head. Next we will draw a curved line for the neck of the elephant. Then add two ovals for elephant’s legs.
This is the stage where you should really draw the final body contours. If you observe carefully, you easily notice that I slightly moved up the place (height) where the tusks come out from the head. I made this change in order to re-balance the size of the head to the rest of the body.
Add the elephant’s eye. Enlarge the picture and see how the eye looks like. While you draw the eye, please leave the small highlight on the eye pupil. Every living thing has such reflection of light in its eyes and it looks more natural.
The highlight creates that spark in animal’s sight. It is very important feature of elephant’s individuality. You can also finish your drawing here if you want, copy your drawing and make it a coloring page.
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Now pay a bit more attention to the trunk. Elephant’s trunk is in fact a fusion of nose and upper lip – prolonged. It is in fact one of the most important body part.
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Outline the head with the trunk and tusks. Make a rough outline sketch of the ear (only one of the elephant’s ears is visible).
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Now you need to draw the general outline of the elephant’s trunk. Draw a long curved line from head. It will serve as a basis for the trunk of an elephant. Leave the trunk for now and draw main contour of the belly and top part of the ear. At the end of this step draw two small ovals the other two legs of the elephant.
It is time to observe carefully the wrinkles on the body. This part is a bit sensitive, because the direction of wrinkles often determines how each body part is shaped. It is good to keep this in mind while you draw an elephant.
It is not necessary to draw the wrinkles exactly as I did but you should direct them on your drawing roughly in similar directions. Refer again to the ready-made picture and sketch the body wrinkles. Note: If you encounter difficulties with wrinkles drawing, observe your own hand or stretched fingers and I think you’ll get the best idea.
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Before you begin to draw an elephant, I would like you to concentrate on 3 main parts of the body. Think of this elephant as a huge snowman consisting of 3 circles in horizontal position walking on four legs.
The only difference is that we will adjust the 3 circles that represent the body parts. In your mind divide the elephant’s body into 3 main volumes. The biggest one is the belly, middle one is the part of elephant’s shoulders and the smallest one is the head.
Basically, when you capture these 3 volumes right, you’ve got the elephant’s body balance right.