Draw Asian Elephant 6

Step 6: Draw a long, curved line to the right of the head as a guide for the elephant's trunk. This guide line starts a little lower than the horizontal construction line inside the head. The shape of this line should be similar to the letter S with the top part missing. Draw a long line on the right side of the body as a guide for the tail.


Draw Asian Elephant Initial Sketch

That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.


Draw Asian Elephant 7

Step 7: Lightly sketch the eye inside the head as a small circle. Use the construction lines inside the head as guides to determine the placement of the elephant's eye. When you get the shape and placement of the eye right, darken the lines. The final shape should be similar to a football. Inside the eye, draw a small circle for the iris. Add a tiny dot in the middle of the iris for the pupil. Shade the iris using a value that's lighter than the pupil.

Draw a series of short, curved lines above the eye to represent the heavy eyelids. Elephants have wrinkly skin, so draw more lines around the eye to indicate this. Draw a few short, curved lines under the eye as well for even more wrinkles.


Draw Asian Elephant 8

Step 8: Draw the elephant's mouth by first drawing a line on the lower, right side of the circle, below the guide for the trunk. Now extend the length of the line but make it wavier. Now curve the line so that it creates an arc and heads to the edge of the circle again. When the line goes out of the circle, curve it back inward again to create the bottom lip. Add a few lines under the lip to indicate the folds of skin found there. Draw a few lines to the left of the mouth for wrinkles and a few within the curved line for the other side of the mouth.


Draw Asian Elephant 9

Step 9: Draw the tusk to the right of the mouth as two curved lines that come to a point. The base of the elephant's tusk should be right up against the mouth. You can make the tusk longer if you'd like.

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