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Uploaded: May 26, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: May 27, 2010
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Hi guys, welcome to my wonderful world of simple drawing animals. Today I am going to be teaching you "how to draw a simple elephant", step by step. The next few lessons are all going to be animal based. This is because I wanted to fill a lot of requests today, and I wanted to give my baby sister some cool stuff to draw that is easy enough for her to tackle. Drawing elephants is a really popular safari animal that many children, kids and adults attempt to draw. They are also one of the more common animals that you will find in a zoo. These massive creatures have been walking the earth for decades, and decades, withe their earliest species being the wooly mammoth. This simplified version of an elephant will teach you a very easy way you can "draw a simple elephant" with no fuss or strain. When you are done with this tutorial, all you have to do is color it in, and add it to your animal drawings collection. I will tweak this lesson a little later by adding more content, I just wanted to get it uploaded so that you guys have something to do in the mean time. Well, that's it for now. I will be back shortly with another animal tutorial. Peace peeps, have a happy drawing day!

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How to Draw a Simple Elephant

how to draw a simple elephant step 1

STEP 1.

Start with a circle shape and then add the facial guidelines. See how simple that was?
 
how to draw a simple elephant step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start drawing out the shape of the elephants face and the base of the wrinkled trunk. Once this is done, just move down to step three.
 
how to draw a simple elephant step 3

STEP 3.

As you can see you will be drawing out the entire shape of the elephants head. This includes the rest of the trunk, mouth, and the two elephant ears.
 
how to draw a simple elephant step 4

STEP 4.

Now you will use the facial guidelines to draw in the eyes, and eyebrows. When this is done you can draw the back end, as well as the two legs.
 
how to draw a simple elephant step 5

STEP 5.

For your last drawing step, all you need to do is color in some eyes, and finish drawing the body and front legs. Erase the lines and shapes and you are done.
 
how to draw a simple elephant step 6

STEP 6.

Here is what your simplified drawing of an elephant looks like when you are done. Color it in, and you are done with this tutorial on "how to draw a simple elephant", step by step. Good job everyone!