In this post you will learn how to draw a giraffe. It will be a fairy-tale drawing of a giraffe, simple and easy to make. The drawing instruction will prove useful in art lessons as well as in kindergarten classes. I also encourage you to do drawing exercises at home. You can successfully make this drawing yourself. All you need to do this job is a blank sheet of paper, a pencil, an eraser, colored pencils and a felt-tip pen. However, use the felt-tip pen at the end when you are satisfied with your sketch. It is good to start drawing with a pencil sketch. Then, as soon as you make a mistake, you can always make corrections and rubber out the wrong lines.
Step by step drawing of a giraffe
If you already practice with me, you know that my instructions are based on step-by-step drawings. Each subsequent drawing shows the next step. I mark everything that has been drawn in each step with a red line to make it easier for you to see what exactly has been drawn. If you would like to try some other drawing exercises, I invite you to the instructions How to draw a cow or How to draw a horse. The horse is quite similar to a giraffe in general build. But let’s go back to our instruction where we will learn how to draw a giraffe.
Time needed: 10 minutes
How to draw a giraffe in 5 steps – instruction
- Draw an oval
Draw an oval at the top of the sheet on the right. It will be a giraffe’s head.
- Drawing a giraffe’s neck
In the oval, draw the eyes, mouth, ears and horns of the giraffe. Then draw two parallel lines downwards – the long neck of the giraffe.
- How to draw a giraffe – step 3
Now make the body of the giraffe by joining the lines of the neck with a large circle.
- Draw the legs of the giraffe
Underneath, draw the four long legs of the giraffe. Remember that giraffe’s hind legs bend the other way around – like a horse.
- How to draw a giraffe – step 5
Finally, draw the hooves and finish the tail with a beautiful tassel. Also draw the characteristic giraffe spots.
- Drawing giraffe for coloring
Your giraffe drawing is now complete and should look similar to mine. You can now start coloring your drawing.
- Colorful drawing of a giraffe
This is what your job should look like. Orange giraffe with beautiful brown spots.
If you would like to practice drawing other wild animals, I invite you to the instruction How to draw a lion.