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How To Draw a Giraffe

Drawing a giraffe is quite a difficult task, especially for kids. Although, a cartoon giraffe is easier to draw than a realistic one, cartoon drawing is usually unsuitable for school projects or drawing classes. Follow the easy steps given below to draw a neat realistic giraffe.

Step 1

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 1

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 1

  • Start by drawing an oval, making it as large as you want your giraffe’s body to be.
  • Now, draw the long neck followed by a rough triangle at the top. The small triangle will later be the giraffe’s head. (picture 1)

Step 2

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 2

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 2

  • Add a smaller triangle at either side of the head followed by a pair of horn like projections (ossicones) as shown in picture 2.
  • Draw an outline for the tail.

Step 3

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 3

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 3

  • See picture 3 to draw the long front legs along with the outlined hoofs.

Step 4

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 4

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 4

  • Next, start working on the hind legs in the similar manner (picture 4).

Step 5

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 5

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 5

  • Leave the outlined body as it is for now and start re-doing the head and face. Check picture 5 to see how to draw the ears, ossicones, eyes, nostrils and mouth.
  • Mark the leg joints with small circles as done in picture 5.

Step 6

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 6

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 6

  • Redo the large oval you drew in step 1 to make the body look realistic (picture 6).
  • Then, erase the outlined tail drawn in step 3 and draw it again as shown in picture 6

Step 7

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 7

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 7

  • Now it is time to work on the legs again. Erase the part of the body just above the upper legs and draw the long legs like picture 7.
  • Then, erase the small circles drawn for the leg joints. See picture 7 to make the joints look more realistic.

Step 8

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 8

How To Draw a Giraffe Step 8

Now, all that is left to do is drawing the characteristic blotched markings on your giraffe’s body. See picture 8 to draw the randomly shaped marks and your giraffe picture is complete.

Draw a Giraffe Step by Step

Draw a Giraffe Step by Step


Published by on March 15th 2014. Filed under Drawing

 

One Response to How To Draw a Giraffe

  1. zamira says:

    hi I am Zamira how do you draw a elephant

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