Learn how to draw an Alpaca with this easy tutorial. You can add a fancy blanket and and bell for some extra color.
Did you know that there are no wild alpacas? Every alpaca belongs to a farmer, who raises them so that their wool can be made into clothing. Many are kept in herds in South American countries, usually high up in the Andes Mountains.
These animals are fun to draw as their body is not particularly complicated to draw, and the face with the extra long eyelashes always a cute touch. Add the fact that they have humans taking care of them, adding blankets and bells and so on, and you have the makings of a really cute drawing.
To take things up a notch, students could learn more about their habitat and perhaps draw customize the background a bit more. There’s nothing like drawing the surroundings of an animal to remember more about them, and where they come from.
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Alpaca Coloring Page
Materials for How to Draw an Alpaca
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- 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.
Directions for How to Draw an Alpaca
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw an Alpaca
- Make guidelines. Start lower body.
- Continue top of back.
- Add head shape.
- Add back legs and feet.
- Draw ears and face.
- Add a tail, blanket and bell.
- Decorate the blanket.
- Add a horizon and sky.
- Trace with a marker and color.