Giraffes are fun, feisty, and have plenty of wonderful qualities to offer the world – but do you know how to draw one? To help, we are focusing in on a stunning giraffe head, and ensuring that you have the tools you need to bring these wonderful creatures to life – let’s get started.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black pen, and draw two half-circle shapes, both slightly angled, in the center of your page.
Add two sets of circles inside each, with one slightly larger than the other.
Now, draw a series of curved lines emerging from the edges for long, luscious lashes…
And then connect these shapes – the eyes – together with two diagonal lines at the top, joined by a horizontal line. Bring two angled lines down from below the eyes.
Join the lines at the bottom with a curved line, and then add a wide “m” shape just above this.
Now, add two small circles and a curved shape below into this section.
Bring two curved lines up from the top of this nose section, and connect these to the sides of the eyes.
Add a small half-circle and a larger circle into each of the side sections…
And then add two large, curved, pointed ears to the top of the head.
Add a curved line just below each of the ears…
And then bring up two sets of short, parallel lines, topped with jagged shapes, to form the horns on top of the head.
Bring two curved lines down from the bottom of the chin…
And then add patches and circles all down the length of the neck.
Use a black pen to shade the eyes, outside the small circles.
Now, use a brown pen to shade the spots, the ears, the nose, and the horns.
Shade the nose and mouth with a black pen…
And then use a lighter orange pen for the top of the head and the ears.
Finally, grab a yellow pen for the remaining spaces on your giraffe.
Why not spend a little more time learning more about giraffes – these are truly fascinating creatures with plenty to offer; learning to draw them is just the start!