To the question -how to draw an elephant? – a clear answer cannot be given. Because elephants are different – the Indian and the African. And the position in which they can be drawn can also be different. So now we will have a lot of answers to this one question – how to draw an elephant. Let’s start with the Indian one. Here are the characteristic features of the Indian elephant: he is less African, spin it round rather than straight, the tusks are usually straight and not very large. The ears are also relatively small and pointed downward.
Indian elephant drawing tutorial -side view
Well, start with the pencil sketch, draw it easy, with no pressure.
Back has an arc shape. The body looks oval.
Draw the front legs, they resemble columns:
Hind legs slightly shorter, like their ancestors – the mammoths:
Indian elephants eat not only branches,but the grass and their legs are shorter than the African elephant,and the trunk longer.
The ears small and triangular:
Indian Elephant drawing – front view
I’m not going to comment on the second lesson how to draw an Indian elephant – click on the pictures in the gallery.
Add the head with its trunk and tucks:
Well, we learned how to draw an Indian elephant and move on to the African.
African Elephant drawing step by step
These elephants can reach 4 meters in height, and their legs are proportionally longer. Unlike Asian , African elephant`s back is either straight or even concave. They have very large ears like umbrellas, which sometimes reach one and a half meters! In addition, their powerful fangs are very long and curved. African elephants evolved from mastodons, not mammoths. Let`s learn how to draw an African Elephant.
Same thing – click on the pictures to enlarge and examine one after the other.
Another difference – African elephants don’t have hair and their skin is very wrinkled from birth.
Now you know how to draw any elephant, right?
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