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Uploaded: January 28, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: January 29, 2011
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What lives in the African plains, is grey in color, huge in size, makes loud noises, and loves playing in the water? If you said an elephant, you guessed right. When children or young teens draw animals, one of the most common animals is the elephant. I know for a fact that this is one difficult species to draw because I had a hard time when I was a novice artist trying to replicate these enormous but beautiful beasts. I think the reason why elephants are challenging to draw is because of the fact that they have so many different shaped body parts. Their heads seem smaller than their ears, the legs are larger than their tails, and their bodies are big and round but stubby at the same time. The skin of the elephant is also a tough area to sketch out as well especially when you are trying to draw an elephant in a realistic manner. That is why I wanted to make a lesson that can teach even the most primitive artist "how to draw an elephant for kids", step by step. There is no way that you will have trouble any longer when attempting to draw an elephant. I had so much fun with this animal because it reminded me of when I was ten years old on a day when I was trying to draw a zoo scene. It didn’t come looking too good but I tried my hardest. Anyways have fun with this tutorial guys, and be sure to keep those requests coming in. Peace out and have a happy drawing day!

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Step 5. How to Draw an Elephant for Kids