How To Draw A Realistic Elephant Step by Step

It is possible to refer to the simple step-by step drawing guide below.

How to Draw a Realistic Koala Step by Step

Step 1

Begin by drawing a large potato in order to draw the basic design of the body and head. It can be done by drawing two circles – an enormous circle for belly and smaller circles that is for your head. After that connect the two circles into an oval that is large and irregular (‘potato shape). Take note of how the head sits higher than the rest of the body.

Step 2

The trunk of the elephant is the main feature of its front. It is extremely wide at its base (see where it connects with the ‘potato’-shaped shape) and extends down to the ground. The green arrow illustrates how the stem’s front is curved slightly as it joins with the trunk, while the orange arrow illustrates the curvature the stem’s back creates when it joins the lower part of the elephant’s back. The leg is fairly easy to draw, and will be discussed in the next step however, it is important to note that the leg in to the top is around 3/3 of the way along the elephant.

Step 3

In contrast to other animals, the legs of an elephant are simple to draw. The two legs closest to the elephant are added as part of step two. The two legs added here are situated on the opposite side that the elephant (‘far sides’). Because this drawing is low-level and all pins are roughly identical in length as well as the pins on the far side slightly longer. Don’t fall into the trap of making long stumps as legs. See how the hind legs appear to be curvy, especially when they connect to with the body. Likewise, forward legs appear larger at the top, and have eyes with slim ankles. . The feet also play a role as the forefoot appears similar to mushrooms and is similar to the hindfoot, while the forefoot hangs from the front.

Step 4

There are several facial features we’ll need to include before coloring the drawing. Start by adding tusks which come from the lower point of the skull . They then are curved downwards and forwards from the face. It is possible to determine the size and shape of tusks. Some male elephants have massive tusks that can weigh more than 120 pounds! If you’d like to draw an elephant female then make the tusks smaller. Then, you can add ears to the side of the face. It is evident that the ears are just as wide than the feet in front at their most wide point. They also make a triangle, and the upper edge is curving. Add the eye in the middle on the front. The part that is visible of the eye is an oval with a thin outline, but the eyelid and bone structure surrounding the eye makes it more complex. Take a look at the print for a more detailed perspective (it appears like a soup lid sitting on the side). Also, you can redraw the top of the back of the elephant and make it dip down the middle, like an equestrian saddle.

Step 5

The next step is to create the texture of the elephant’s skin. The skin of an elephant is extremely thick and is covered with thousands of wrinkles that crisscross the body. It appears complex at first however, they’re actually the most simple animals to draw. It’s time to begin by shading the areas of skin. It is important to choose an undertone that is an even light tone for the skin since we want wrinkles to be visible later on. The areas behind and below the legs darker, as well as the tops of the back and face illuminated. Pay attention to the direction of light source (orange Arrow).

Step 6

Smooth shadows. This method is described below the drawing. It is comprised covering an area (1) and smoothing it using a paper or cotton towel (2) (using circular motion) followed by repeating the process ( 3 4). It is not necessary to use a delicate shade since elephants have rough skin. We will need to build the shadow more during the following step.

Step 7

There are four distinct areas with strong shadows in the body – behind the ears under the forelegs, behind the body in the abdomen, behind the back as well as on the hindquarters of your distal side. In drawing the shadow cast by the ears try to keep it in a similar appearance as the ears. There are also face shadows that are cast by the skull of an elephant.

Step 8

Utilize a cotton tissue or makeup remover to apply evenly to the areas of darkness.

Step 9

The next step is to begin creating the texture of the skin. The skin of elephants that is wrinkled require a specific method. The texture of the skin is not the same across all regions of the body of an elephant – those around hind legs is awash with long and deep wrinkles and the skin surrounding the front legs is the appearance of a crisscross of fine wrinkles, while the ears are wrinkled with thin lines. The wrinkled areas in the hip area and around the hind legs.

Step 10

The hips have very deep wrinkles. 1. Begin by drawing the creases in a circular fashion and make sure you have the proper shape. 2. Make the line thinner using the dark pencil. Then, create irregular lines using Blobs and Blobs. 4. Finally, apply a highlight the wrinkles below and then leave a thin strip of highlighter on top.

Step 11

This image shows how the texture of skin is changing in the three areas highlighted. Skin wrinkles appear aligned with the bone line we sketched earlier. notice the way that the wrinkles are wrapped all around your eyes. The creases in the knees in the legs that are frontal noticeable, particularly in the final sketch. Because they’re highlights the drawing process is drawing thin, curved bands using a sharp, dark pencil.

Step 12

Begin by shading the folds of skin on the edges of your ear. It’s easy to get carried away with this, so be careful not to be too frenzied.

Step 13

The texture begins to develop in the tree. The wrinkles are arced across the entire width of the trunk, and change in their thickness.

Step 14

Continue to add loops to the trunk in the manner illustrated. After that, add additional lines to the forelegs and torso in order to create the appearance of a leathery surface. The image to left shows the progress of this texture. The image to right shows how the back leg texture is developing.

Step 15

The skin’s texture which covers most of the front legs and the body is composed of tiny, criss-crossed wrinkles. This is a relatively simple procedure that involves drawing lines in one direction and another line is drawn over it in the opposite direction. In the end, you might be tempted to add some more dark lines. Make sure you’re using an accurate pencil and avoid pressing too for too long (at first, anyway). If you’re not satisfied with the way the texture is, try using paper towels or cotton pads for blurring the lines, instead than using an eraser.

Step 16

Create more wrinkles on the trunk. Watch how the wrinkles get less noticeable towards the lower part of the trunk until minor wrinkles are evident on uppermost points of the trunk.

Step 17

Shade over the entire trunk and then apply tiny vertical notches over the wrinkles that you created in the earlier steps. These notches may be random in shape; they have to break the pattern of the trunk. I also added a number of tiny detail to the back legs. Be aware that you don’t have to replicate every detail exactly that I did it – you are able to create your own.

Step 18

In this phase, you have to refine the skin structure of the major parts of your body. There are two kinds of textures which need to be added to the skin: small, delicate wrinkles (use method from the step 15.) in the left upper part of the body. Then, there are deep deep wrinkles (from step 10) to the lower left region.

Step 19

It’s a magnified picture of the body in order to show the more finer specifics.

Step 20

The work is almost complete. The only remaining steps to finish are the creases that run along the back of the elephant and the shadow beneath the elephant. If drawing shadows bear in mind that the image’s lighting source is the midday sun , and originates from the upper left corner that is on your page. Thus, the shadow is just a little to the right of the page, just behind the elephant. It is important to take note that the shadow appears extremely thin from the viewpoint of the drawing. In particular, the silhouette of the trunk is less than just a little thicker line.

Step 21

Complete shading as best you can using the pencil 4 + B. Finally, add a light shading of the underside of the ivory, and some lines to add some dimension then you’re finished. If you’re looking to make a background your drawing, then make the horizon line to just below the bottom of the ivory. That’s it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and that this is my last major tutorial in quite some time. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating these over the last few months, and I hope that you enjoy them and find them useful.

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