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How to Draw a Realistic Elephant (5 Easy Steps)

How to Draw a Realistic Elephant (5 Easy Steps)

Do you think drawing an elephant is hard? Many people are initially hesitant on learning how to draw a realistic elephant because they think it’s not easy.

Did you know you can become a master at drawing a realistic elephant in no time by following these 5 easy step by step pictures? 

These visuals will help you draw an elephant that anyone can follow.

Let’s get started!

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Drawing Supplies Needed

All you need is something to draw with and something to draw on. Click on the following link if you want to know what are the best tools for drawing

Step 1: Draw ovals and circle for the elephant head, body, and legs

how to draw an elephant step 1 draw ovals and circle for the elephant head body and legs

Start making rough sketches with circles forming body, head, and 4 pairs of feet.

Step 2: Adjust the shape of the elephant body, legs, and head

how to draw an elephant step 2 adjust the shape of the elephant body legs and head

Fixing the shape of the circle into the curves of the elephant body and give the mouth shape.

Step 3: Draw elephant trunk, horns, tail, and eyes

how to draw an elephant step 3 draw elephant trunk and horns and tail and eyes

Remove some of the rough sketches then fix the lines to be neater and add the elephant trunk, a pair of horns, eye, and tails.

Step 4: Draw wrinkles on elephant

how to draw an elephant step 4 draw elephant wrinkles

Also add wrinkles to the elephant skin in the folds of the creation and their body.

Step 5: Draw shadows on elephant

how to draw an elephant step 5 draw shadows on elephant

Next, add shadow to the elephant to look original and good.

That’s it for this step by step tutorial on how to draw a realistic elephant.

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Step-by-step instructions on how to draw an elephant

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Instructions

        1. Step 1: Draw ovals and circle for the elephant head, body, and legs. Start making rough sketches with circles forming body, head, and 4 pairs of feet. how to draw an elephant step 1 draw ovals and circle for the elephant head body and legs
        1. Step 2: Adjust the shape of the elephant's body, legs, and head. Fixing the shape of the circle into the curves of the elephant body and give the mouth shape. how to draw an elephant step 1 draw ovals and circle for the elephant head body and legs
        2. Step 3: Draw elephant trunk, horns, tail, and eyes. Remove some of the rough sketches then fix the lines to be neater and add the elephant trunk, a pair of horns, eyes, and tails.how to draw an elephant step 3 draw elephant trunk and horns and tail and eyes
        3. Step 4: Draw wrinkles on an elephant. Also add wrinkles to the elephant skin in the folds of the creation and their body. how to draw an elephant step 4 draw elephant wrinkles
        4. Step 5: Draw shadows on an elephant. Next, add shadow to the elephant to look original and good. how to draw an elephant step 5 draw shadows on elephant

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