How to Draw an Elephant Tutorial

A stock art drawing inspired this “How to Draw an Elephant” tutorial. I like how it helped students fill their paper, and just focus on the front of the animal. Afterwards, there was lots of room for being creative with adornment as well.
How to draw an Elephant
MATERIALS
• Multimedia or watercolor paper
• Sharpie marker, black
• Crayons
• Liquid watercolor paint
DIRECTIONS
 1. Draw the beginning of a large letter “G” on the left half of the paper.
 2. Add the straight back line.
3. Draw the rest of the trunk.
4. Add the cheek. The line should stop at an imagined neck.
 5. Draw the front leg.
6. Add a curve for the belly.
 7. Draw the tusk coming out of the cheek.
8. Erase the lines inside the tusk.
9. Draw a large ear and erase lines that end up inside.
10. Add a small eye and toenails.
11. Use a white crayon (shown in gray) to add wrinkles to the elephant. Press hard.
12. Draw adornments on the elephant with colored crayons. Press hard again.
13. Paint the elephant and background with watercolor paint.

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One Response

  1. kathy henderson
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    I love this art project. The grade threes in Alberta Canada study a unit on India in Social Studies and this is a perfect project to
    integrate with their study. Thank you.

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