In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw and color a Giraffe step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw and color a Giraffe step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 a circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the giraffe's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a bottle cap, a coin or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the right, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the back portion of the body. The edges of the circles should touch. Leave enough space at the top and bottom for the giraffe's long neck and legs.
Step 3: High above the circle on the left, draw a small circle as a guide for the head. This circle should be about one-fifth the size of the first circle. Giraffes have very long necks, so make sure you place this circle high above the body.
Step 4: To the left of the head, draw a small, sloping arc as a guide for the giraffe's muzzle.
Step 5: On top of the head, draw a small arc as a guide for the giraffe's ear and two short lines for the horns.