Drawing An Elephant

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Enjoy this lesson about drawing an elephant and create a fun cartoon character in just a few minutes! Indeed, I will show you how to create the real king of the jungle using simple shapes and plain colors. 

The result is an elephant that is easy to draw and fun to duplicate. Mostly made from squares, this illustration is perfect for beginners and young kids. Are you ready to draw? Let's start this drawing tutorial now! :)

Drawing an elephant

Step 1

Drawing an elephant

First, draw a large square with round corners to illustrate the body of the elephant. You can fill this shape with a dark grey color.

Step 2

Drawing an elephant

Next, draw the head using another (but smaller) square with round corners. You can also draw the trunk using a curved rectangle and two oval shapes. Use the same color to fill the head.

Step 3

Drawing an elephant

Now it's time to represent the ears using two long rectangles. Since the one on the left is on the far side, you can use a darker tone of grey to fill this shape.

Step 4

Drawing an elephant

Nice! Now you can draw the pupils using two small oval shapes. The legs on the front of the illustration can also be sketched using small squares. Once again, use the same grey color to fill these shapes.

Step 5

Drawing an elephant

Draw two more legs behind the first two drawn in the previous step. However, since these two legs are further, you can use a darker grey to color these elements. Nice work! We are almost done!

Step 6

Drawing an elephant

Add the tail using a small (and thin) triangle. Make sure the tail is pointed and slightly curved. You can also add white circles on both legs visible in front of the illustration.

Step 7

Drawing an elephant

Nice work! Above are all steps required to create this cool elephant. As you can see, this cartoon character is simple and fun to duplicate. I hope you had fun with this lesson and don't hesitate to try more tutorials from the same series! :)

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