This drawing tutorial will teach you how to draw a Zebra, a wild horse breed that looks very similar to a donkey.
Because a zebra looks very much like a donkey horse outwardly, it can be drawn in a similar manner. This means that if you are able to draw a Zebra, other animals like it will be easy to draw.
Begin by drawing the head, ribcage, and pelvis of a zebra as circles. Next, draw the limbs using simple lines. Next, draw the main body parts with rough and very general lines. Then arrange the drawing of the zebra on the paper.
Draw the zebra’s face using a few lines.
. The muzzle should curve towards the end. Next, draw the neck of the zebra using a pair of curved and flowing lines. The zebra’s neck should be straight from the head to your chest.
Next, trace the volume of the volume with simple geometric shapes. The legs appear to be cylinder-shaped, with the lower and upper parts looking like cylinders and the ligaments as balls. Sketch the hooves in a few lines at the bottom of your legs.
Next, draw the volume on the hind legs. This is similar to how you did the volume on the front legs. The hind legs are noticeably thicker towards the top and taper to the middle. With a pair of straight, smooth lines, draw the tail of the zebra.
Let’s now draw the details on the zebra’s head. Begin by drawing the outline of the eye and the folds surrounding it. Next, draw the ears. Next, draw the ears. Your zebra drawing will look more natural if you fold the mouth and nostrils.
Draw the mane of the zebra using a lot of short lines. A zebra’s mane looks more like a stiff brush than the soft mane of horses. Next, draw the outline of the chest below the neck. Make sure to compare all parts of your drawing. Also, make sure to look at it from a distance to spot any mistakes.
To give the zebra’s trunk a more finished appearance, use a few long flowing lines. Next, draw the front legs using the finished lines. Be sure to consider the outline of the muscles and ligaments beneath the skin.
You can now move to the back of your zebra and give its hind legs a more finished appearance. Draw the texture of the hair on your zebra’s tail using a few long, smooth lines. You can inspect your drawn zebra in the mirror to ensure it is proportional and correct.
All construction lines from the beginning should be erased. Do not touch any important lines. To see if you made any errors in your zebra drawing, compare it with this example.
Draw a pattern on your zebra’s body. Smooth, long lines are best for this task. Remember that the pattern on the legs and face is noticeably smaller than the one on the torso. These patterns should be drawn keeping in mind the curves of the zebra’s bodies so that the drawing has additional volume.
As shown in the example, you can darken the stripes with hatching. You should darken the tips and ends of your ears, the mane, the muzzle end, and the hooves using hatching. You can darken the eye by leaving a small white highlight. To darken the tail of the zebra, use long and straight lines.
You can now draw shadows using more precise hatching. We discussed the theory and drawing of shadows in our article shadow. Your zebra drawing will look more vibrant if the shadows are drawn correctly.
This lesson teaches you how to consolidate your knowledge in zebra drawing.
Try drawing a zebra from a different angle or in a different pose. Try to draw complex shadows. This will make your job more difficult, but it will also help you to consolidate your skills.