How to Draw A Giraffe

Try this tutorial on how to draw a giraffe and see why adding a long neck and a few patches is not enough to create the perfect cartoon giraffe! It might seem easy to draw a cute giraffe, but sketching a front version of this particular animal can be done easily only if you follow some easy guidelines.

Fortunately, I can provide all the information you need to reach your goal of drawing the perfect giraffe! Below is a front version of the final illustration once filled with colors. Let's move on with the tutorial!

How to draw a giraffe

Step 1

The first step is the most difficult one, but also the most important one. Draw a large circular shape to illustrate the head. The body must be made from a smaller circle. Draw a small neck using two curved lines. Both front legs are created from short rectangles. 

How to draw a giraffe

Step 2

Nice work! You can now draw the back legs using rectangles and add four small squares to create each hoof. Make sure that the back legs are higher in the illustration to create some depth. 

How to draw a giraffe

Step 3

The eyes are made from large circular shapes. The jaw is also illustrated using a large circle. The ears are drawn from small triangles while the small horns are drawn from straight lines and small oval shapes. 

How to draw a giraffe

Step 4

We are almost done! Draw the pupils using small circles. Inside the jaw, add two small dots to represent the nose. The mouth can be made from a tiny curved line. 

How to draw a giraffe

Step 5

You can now add more details like the black patches, the lighter areas inside the ears and small oval shapes inside the pupils to complete this drawing tutorial. 

How to draw a giraffe

Step 6

Here is a black and white version of this adorable cartoon giraffe. If you already feel comfortable creating this fun character, why not try a more challenging giraffe made from complex shapes and colors?

How to draw a giraffe

Below, you can take a look at all six steps altogether. It's a nice resume to help you figure out how to draw a giraffe made from simple shapes in just a few minutes! :)

How to draw a giraffe


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