How to draw a elephant step by step.
In this lesson you will learn how to draw an elephant in stages with a pencil. The elephant has a large body and huge thick legs like thumbs, but unlike other animals it is quite easy to draw an elephant. True, his big ears, trunk and fangs, simple-looking, are really not easy to draw so that they look realistic. The picture of the elephant will be more picturesque if you draw other elephants nearby, as well as the surrounding landscape.
1. Draw the main contours of the elephant's trunk
Start drawing from the original contour in the form of a large circle for the trunk. At a slight distance to the right, draw a circle of smaller diameter, for the head. To connect these figures, approximately as shown in my picture, this will be the neck of an elephant. It is not necessary to observe the geometric accuracy of these contours, you see, these contours are also drawn rather carelessly. These are just the preliminary contours necessary for marking the proportions and location of the elephant's trunk parts in the figure, which in the future will have to be removed.
Just below the main circle, you need to draw two more elongated ovals, for the legs of an elephant.
2. Draw the contours of the trunk and legs
This step begins with the contour of the trunk, it's easiest to do, you just need to draw an arc and on its edge a circle. It will be required to accurately observe the proportions of the massive head and trunk. Next, from the contour of the head to the back draw another arc, this will be the upper border of the ear. Well, now you need to draw the bottom line of the abdomen. The elephant is a very massive animal, and it must be accurately conveyed in the drawing, so this line will insure you against an error. Well and at the end of this stage add also two more contours for feet.
3. The general contour of the shape of the trunk of the elephant
Well, now it will be much easier to draw an elephant, the main contours we have, it remains only to add the contours of the legs to the drawing.
The elephant in our figure is moving, you can transfer this movement with the help of the legs. Draw the left leg slightly raised, to do this, draw the upper leg part slightly up, and turn the lower part to the left. In the next step we will draw a general contour of the elephant, and then it will be seen that it is coming.
4. The figure of the elephant in detail
This step of the picture begins with the drawing of the contour of the trunk and the huge ear of the elephant. By the way, the scope of his ears is equal to the length of the elephant, consider this. It is quite simple to draw a trunk on the existing contour markings, and the ear can be drawn in any shape. Do not make the elephant's trunk too thin or too thick. Compare, for example, with the thickness of the feet. By the way, legs at the elephant are like columns, and the feet are squashed, almost round.
I hope you will not be difficult to circle the general outline of the trunk and legs of an elephant.
You can see how simple we were able to draw an elephant, it only remains to add simple small details and the drawing will be completely finished.
5. How to draw an elephant's skin
First of all, remove the extra contour lines, because you want to see what we are doing. After that, start painting from the simplest. Draw an eye, then you can draw two tusks and a tail. It will be a little harder to draw an elephant's ear, but I think you can easily cope with it by looking at my drawing. The main thing, pay attention, that on a drawing the edge of the second ear is visible, but you can not draw it.
After when we managed to correctly draw the torso and the head of the elephant correctly, we will begin to paint the skin. In some places it can be covered with wrinkles, folds (trunk). You can do this with the help of strokes with a pencil. And on other parts of the skin, apply a small "grid", in the form of intersecting lines. Do not press strongly on the pencil, the lines should be barely noticeable. Try to draw the elephant's eye correctly. To better see the details of the eye, you can enlarge my drawing.
6. How to draw an elephant. Final step
To this step you should already completely draw an elephant and start painting the picture. If you decide to draw only with a simple pencil, then you need to take a soft pencil (2M) and apply a shadow. The shadows will add volume and the figure of the elephant will be more realistic. To accurately draw shadows on the trunk of an elephant, you need to imagine from which side the light is falling or the sun is shining. What is closer will be lighter. In the places of connection of the legs with the trunk, the ears with the head, the shadows will be more dense.
If you draw an elephant next to other of its relatives or a small elephant, as well as the surrounding African landscape, then your drawing will become more alive, realistic and attractive.