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Uploaded: March 14, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: March 15, 2011
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I felt like it was time to make another tutorial on an animal that I am very fond of. Unlike a lot of the lessons here on Dragoart, I only have one drawing on a rhinoceros and to me that is not good. Today, I am going to teach you guys once again “how to draw a rhino", step by step. Now when you think of the face of a rhino, the first thing that comes to mind is their massive intimidating horns. Because these horns are such a big part of who the rhino is, their given names are based on just that. The word 'rhinoceros' is Greek from two words of the Greek language. Rhino means 'nose', and ceros means 'horns'. Pretty cool huh? There is a few different types of rhino and they are; white, black, javan, Sumatran, and one horned rhinos. Each specie of rhino have their own ideal living environments ranging from grasslands, all the way to the swamps and rain forests. This tutorial on "how to draw a rhino" is going to be a lot easier to tackle opposed to the older version I drew in 2008. It's a lot brighter, and much more basic. I think you will enjoy this tutorial because it is also filled with some helpful tips and examples so you can make your rhino perfect. Well guys, I guess that just about does it for this tutorial's description. I might be back in a bit with more drawing fun. Adios mi amigos and be sure not to climb out of any rhino's butts like out good friend Ace Venture did in Pet Detective 2.

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How to Draw a Rhino

how to draw a rhino step 1

STEP 1.

These are three types of horns that a Rhino can age with. This is a great way to define the age of your rhino to make it more realistic. Having a worn down horn will create a very old animal that's near the end of it's life. Having a mildly worn horn will make the rhino seem old, having gone through lots of battles and ware. The last is the young horn which isn't worn at all.
 
how to draw a rhino step 2

STEP 2.

These are different views of rhino feet. I wanted to give you a quick turnaround on how the feet appear in different angles. Notice that they are rather stubby and strong.
 
how to draw a rhino step 3

STEP 3.

Ok, here's a few pointers I wanted to share to give you a better view on drawing these creatures. A few of their limbs (mainly the forelegs), have tucked skin overlaying the upper shoulder of the limb. A rhino's hide is very strong to serve as armor. Rhino's usually have visible ribs on both sides of their bodies. Don't forget to add the scruffy tail!
 
how to draw a rhino step 4

STEP 4.

As you can see this first step is going to be easy to tackle. Start by making a circle for the head, and then draw an almond shape for the rhino's body.
 
how to draw a rhino step 5

STEP 5.

Now start sketching out the shape of the rhino's head which is also the shaping of the nose. Add some simple lining for added definition to the head shape for the mouth.
 
how to draw a rhino step 6

STEP 6.

You can simply draw in the eye as well as coloring it in. Draw out the top of a brow or lid line, and then draw in and color the nostril hole.
 
how to draw a rhino step 7

STEP 7.

One of the most important things to a rhino is it's horns. You will now need to draw out the horns with the one resting on the bridge of the top part of the nose. Add some bone detailing at the base of the horns and then move to step eight.
 
how to draw a rhino step 8

STEP 8.

Finish sketching out the head which can be capped off by drawing in the ears. Next, add some crease or folded wrinkle lines around the base of the right ear, and then draw the back of the neck, the underlining of the neck, and some of the chest.
 
how to draw a rhino step 9

STEP 9.

Now that you have reached step nine, you can finish drawing out the rhino's body consisting of the back, butt end, stomach, and all four legs. Remember what you learned in the tip step about the feet? Well use what you've learned to draw out the flat rounded feet of the rhino. Don't forget to draw in the skin folds that flap over the front legs like so.
 
how to draw a rhino step 10

STEP 10.

Lastly, draw in each toe nail, and then when you are done you can sketch in some body detailing which is the ribs, and some of the skin texture. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a rhino step 11

STEP 11.

Here is what your rhino looks like when you are all done. Now you can go ahead and make the chose on what type of rhino you want. Color it in white, or a charcoal black.