Giraffes are magnificent creatures that never fail to capture the imagination of children. If your child is intrigued by these amazing animals, why not teach them how to draw a giraffe? Drawing allows children to express their creativity and bring their thoughts to life on paper. With just a few easy steps, your child can create a cute giraffe all on their own.
Materials needed for this fun activity:
- A pencil
- Non-toxic crayons
- Colored pencils
For added texture and depth in the drawing, charcoal or graphite pencils may also be used. However, these techniques require consistent practice to achieve more intricate results.
Step-by-step guide on how to draw a giraffe:
Begin by drawing the nose of the giraffe. Using the reference image, draw a curvy line, slightly curving inwards at the end.
Continuing from the previous step, draw an inverted U-shaped line, which represents the giraffe’s horn. Extend the line downwards from the nose until it aligns with the horns.
Add another horn and draw the ear and eye of the giraffe, as shown in the picture.
Starting from the ear, draw the long neck of the giraffe. From the bottom, draw a parallel line that gradually widens towards the end.
In this step, we will draw the body of the giraffe. Sketch a curvy line from the top portion of the neck and extend it for about two inches. From the bottom of the neck, draw an arch, which represents the beginning of the giraffe’s stomach.
Draw the hind and front legs of the giraffe by sketching a vertical line that connects to the body in step 5. Allow the two lines to curve around the knees of the giraffe. To draw the feet, extend the lines into a hook-like shape.
Referencing the illustration, draw two lines to complete the legs of the giraffe. Join them with a horizontal line in between to form the stomach. Add another leg at the front, leaning forward.
Complete the front leg and foot as depicted in the image. To draw the other hind leg, start by sketching a line from the bottom of the stomach and connect it to the left hind leg. Pay attention to the details of the feet to match the illustration.
Draw the giraffe’s tail and add tiny hair details on the neck to give your drawing an authentic look. Refer to the reference image for guidance.
The giraffe’s drawing would be incomplete without its distinctive patches. Sketch the patches on the body, covering the neck, face, stomach, legs, and tail.
Before proceeding to color your giraffe, review the drawing and make any necessary adjustments or refinements.
In the final step of this adorable giraffe drawing for kids, color the body in shades of yellow and the patches in various hues of brown.
This easy method of drawing a giraffe is perfect for your child. Additionally, you can purchase tracing paper from the supermarket and provide your child with photographs of their favorite animals. They can place the pictures under the tracing paper and create an outline of the animal. If they wish, they can also color it. With practice, your child may unleash their creativity and even attempt to etch, sculpt, or carve their favorite animals.