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Uploaded: January 6, 2013
Artist: Makangeni
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: January 7, 2013
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Tutorial about drawing African and Asian elephants. I hope this tutorial will give you a few helpful tips on these huge creatures.

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How to Draw Elephants

how to draw elephants step 1

STEP 1.

There are various differences between African and Asian elephants. The African elephants are bigger than the Asian, they have very large ears that cover the shoulders, the top of their cranium is flat and and their trunk (an extension of the upper lip and nose) has two opposing extensions at its end. The Asian elephants are smaller than the African, their back is convex, the ears are small and the feet have more nail-like structures than those of African elephants: five on each forefoot, and four on each hind foot. They also have only one extension at the end of the trunk.
 
how to draw elephants step 2

STEP 2.

In this tutorial we will draw an African elephant. Let's start with the guide lines.
 
how to draw elephants step 3

STEP 3.

Draw the head with ears, trunk and fangs. The lines have not to be smooth, Elephants' skin is full of wrinkles, specially on the trunk.
 
how to draw elephants step 4

STEP 4.

Add the forelegs.
 
how to draw elephants step 5

STEP 5.

Finish drawing the body, adding the hind legs and the tail with a tuft of long fur on its tip.
 
how to draw elephants step 6

STEP 6.

Draw the small eyes and add nails on the feet and wrinkles on the skin.
 
how to draw elephants step 7

STEP 7.

The elephant is finished! Remember that the wrinkles are concentrated only in certain points: trunk, eyes zone, throat and all the points in which a part is joined to another one, for example where the legs are joined to the body.