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Uploaded: April 4, 2011
Artist: PuzzlePieces
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 14
Updated: April 4, 2011
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Back again and with another tutorial even. Going to show you how to draw giraffes this time around. I have all you need to know to draw them too. All sort of tips, facts and tricks so that you can draw one too. So bunker down and get out your paper and pencils, your pens, your tablets and your photoshops and we'll go ahead and get started! I'll show you how it's done and then some. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and don't forget to put up your results for all to see!

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How to Draw Giraffes

how to draw giraffes step 1

STEP 1.

Giraffes are similar to camels and cows. Their heads are square when you look at them from the front, and triangular from the side. Their foreheads are similar and their eyes and ears as well.
 
how to draw giraffes step 2

STEP 2.

Their tongues are long and darkly colored and their lips fold into their mouths, partially covering their flat teeth.
 
how to draw giraffes step 3

STEP 3.

Their eyes are big and round, dark with only the tiniest bit of white showing. They have long eyelashes too.
 
how to draw giraffes step 4

STEP 4.

Their ears stick out form the sides of their head. coming to a point while staying somewhat spoon-shaped.
 
how to draw giraffes step 5

STEP 5.

Their hooves are much like those of a cow from the top, but then when you turn them over and look at the underside, you can see that their one piece and flat on the bottom.
 
how to draw giraffes step 6

STEP 6.

Now we'll get started on drawing our giraffe. We'll draw a frame for us to work off, making an oblong shape for the body and for the head, making it look sort of like the head of a bird.
 
how to draw giraffes step 7

STEP 7.

Next we'll start adding on the details. Starting with the head. We'll draw out the shape of the mouth and nose along with the horns and the brow on the eye that is furthest from us.
 
how to draw giraffes step 8

STEP 8.

Next we'll draw the nostrils, eyes and ears on.
 
how to draw giraffes step 9

STEP 9.

From there we'll draw out the rest of the neck and connect it to the body, adding some of the back and the chest of our giraffe.
 
how to draw giraffes step 10

STEP 10.

Now we'll add the front legs, connecting them to the shoulders and chest.
 
how to draw giraffes step 11

STEP 11.

.From there we'll work down the back and add on the hind legs.
 
how to draw giraffes step 12

STEP 12.

And then we'll add the tail.
 
how to draw giraffes step 13

STEP 13.

For the spots, we'll lay them out like we would a stone wall. Not all perfectly the same shape and size, but keeping that sort of geometrical look.
 
how to draw giraffes step 14

STEP 14.

There you have it. Your own giraffe. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!