Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Camel (Bactrian)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the first part of the Bactrian camel's body. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a bottle cap or any other object with a circular edge. The circles should be around the same size, and their edges should touch.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the top, left side as a guide for the Bactrian camel's head. This circle should be about one- fourth the size of the first one. Don't place it too far way from the body.
Step 3: Inside the head, draw two intersecting lines, one vertical and one horizontal. These are construction lines that will help you place the camel's facial features later on.
Step 4: Inside the camel's head, on the upper, right side, draw a small arc as a guide for the ear.
Step 5: On the left side of the head, draw a bigger arc as a guide for the Bactrian camel's muzzle. The arc should have a horizontal orientation. Pay attention to the size of it in relation to the head.