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Easy How to Draw an Elf Tutorial Video and Elf Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw an Elf Tutorial Video and an Elf Coloring Page. He’s made from some pretty simple shapes that are easy to draw.

Elf Drawing

A drawing of an elf, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

Elf Drawing Tutorial Video

Drawing an Elf

Now your students can mix a little bit of body drawing practice with the holidays by learning how to draw an elf. This simple cartoon version has a basic human shape, but with an oversized head and pointy ears. And the great thing about drawing oversized heads is that it makes that cute face SO much easier to do.

This tutorial will walk students through drawing the symmetrical body and his colorful set of elf clothes. And those that wish to draw a girl elf can improvise on adding some more hair, or other accessories. This tutorial is not the one and only way to draw an elf, rather just a starting point for students to create their own.

Coloring tip: If coloring with crayons, try pressing extra hard on one side to create a little bit of a shadow. Or you are using markers, then an extra layer will do the trick too. The Stabilo® brand that I link to in my materials list do this shading trick really well.

One Minute Elf Drawing Video

Why Draw with Guides?

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this website have a dashed vertical line and horizontal line running through the center of each step. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow. All they need to do is fold their sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The best part is, by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will have disappeared!

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How to Draw an Elf

Elf Coloring Page

Elf Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for an Elf Drawing

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  • Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
  • Stabilo Markers. The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks!
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips. Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers are great for making a crisp outline to your drawing. Use them when you want your outline show up, but not be so heavy that it detracts from other things.

Step by Step Directions to Draw an Elf

Time needed: 45 minutes

Step by Step how to draw an Elf

  1. Draw the U shaped head.

  2. Add two pointy ears.

  3. Draw a hat with a bell.

  4. Draw the neck and collar.

  5. Add the elf shirt and cuffs

  6. Draw hands, legs and slippers.

  7. Add belt and leg stripes.

  8. Add eyes, nose, mouth and hair.

  9. Trace, color and add shadows.

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