Expand your dinosaur drawing skills by learning how to draw a mastodon. They look a lot like mammoths, just with shorter legs and longer body.
Learn how to draw an animal that roamed the early with the early ancestors of humans. The mastodons, which are in the same family as mammoths, are different in numerous ways. They were shorter, stockier and had smaller, straighter tusks. They lived around 11,000 years ago.
Mastodons roamed in herds and mostly lived within forests. They found their found through browsing and grazing which is very similar to their modern day relatives, the elephant.
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Materials for Mastodon Project
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Step by Step Directions for Mastodon Project
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Mastodon
- Make guidelines. Draw an oval.
- Start the head as shown.
- Add the trunk. Leave room for the mouth.
- Finish the mouth. Add a large tusk.
- Draw back tusk. Add and ear and eye.
- Draw two legs as shown.
- Draw back legs and a tail.
- Erase extra lines. Add a background.
- Trace with a marker and color.