How to Draw an Elephant

Elephants are the largest existing land animals. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw an adorable elephant using simple lines and shapes. 

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Begin by drawing a circle. This will form the elephant’s head.
Enclose an irregular shape to the right of the circle. This will form the elephant’s body.
Extend two parallel “C” shaped lines from the left side and the top of the circle, and connect the ends using a short line. This will form the long nose of the elephant. Extend a curved line from the top to the other side to draw the big ear.
Erase the guidelines from the head.
Draw the elephant’s legs. For each leg, extend two parallel curved lines downward from the body. Connect the lines on the bottom using a curved line. Then, draw a loose and rounded “M” shaped line across the front of each foot, indicating the toes.
Extend two curved lines from the elephant’s hips, and allow them to meet in a point. Then, enclose a teardrop shape at the end and texture it with curved lines. This forms the tail with a tuft of fur at the end.
Add facial features. Draw a circle for the eye. And draw a smaller one within the eye, and shade between the two. And sketch the eye brow with a short arc. Then draw some short curved lines as the folds on the nose.
Draw some raindrop shapes at the lower right of the nostril, indicating the elephant is taking a shower with his nose.
Color your elephant. Here we will make it a little blue one!

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