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How to Draw a Giraffe

Learn how to draw a giraffe with oil pastels and watercolor. The water resistant pastels will allow you to paint right over them.

how to draw a giraffe
giraffe face drawing

I love this point of view of the giraffe face. It really breaks down the distinguishing features in to easy steps, so you have a pretty realistic drawing by the time you are done.


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  1. Make guidelines. Start the nose.

  2. Draw the mouth below it.

  3. Draw the sides of the face.

  4. Add the two horns.

  5. Draw two ears.

  6. Add eyes and lashes.

  7. Add the neck.

  8. Trace with marker, color with oil pastels.

  9. Paint with watercolor paint.

Students painting their giraffe faces.