How to Draw a Geometric Elephant

Let’s draw a geometric elephant step by step. Tools needed: paper, black pen, ruler and colorful pens.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Begin with a black pen and a ruler, and make a small isosceles triangle in the center of your page, around an inch (2.5 cm) from the top.


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Using the black pen and ruler, draw a wide, inverted “V” extending from the top right hand corner of the triangle; at the bottom of this, use the ruler to add a small “flick” upwards.


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Next, use your tools to draw another short line, heading down at around a 45 degree angle from the bottom of the “flick.”


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Use the black pen and ruler to extend this line down even further…


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And then leave a gap, and add another line, this time heading down and slightly to the left, around an inch (2.5 cm) long.


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Return to your original triangle, and add a series of short lines heading up from the right hand corner, then going horizontally, downwards at 45 degree, and then down again at a slightly steeper angle.


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Add a tiny “flick” inwards, and then continue the line straight down, slightly out to the left, and end with another flick inwards.


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Now, connect the “dots” which you have used to create your lines, to create a series of triangles along the left hand side of the drawing.


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Take your black pen and ruler, and draw a line straight down at a 45 degree angle, before flicking out at the bottom, coming straight across to a flick back in, and then heading straight up, across to the right, horizontally to the right, and slightly upwards.


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As before, use the “dots” of your joins to create a series of small triangles inside the larger shape.


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Now for another leg – using the same process as before, add another leg just behind the first.


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Take your ruler, and use the connection points to form triangles within this second leg.


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Now, return to the triangle to the right of the midline – this is the stomach area of your geometric elephant. Use your ruler to make a short line, sloping downwards, and then follow the previous steps to create two more legs, this time in front. Once the outlines are completed, you can use the points to add more triangles.


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Return to the top of these front legs, and draw another short line across to the right, and straight down, so you are just above the feet – this will be the trunk! Repeat the process from, before, using the connection points to create triangles, and end by creating a long, thin triangle extending out to the right, just below the trunk – almost like a spike.


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Finish the head of the elephant.


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Now for some color! Switch to a purple pen, and fill in the two triangles at the back, one in the center, one a few from the front, and the two which are in the bottom corners of this. Then, add a purple to the “spike”, to the left hand side of the trunk, and one each in the front two legs. Finally, add a purple triangle to the front and back feet.


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Grab a blue pen, and fill in all of the triangles which are next to the ones you just colored purple, this time using the vibrant blue.


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Use a cyan pen to then add color to all of the triangles beside the dark blue…


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And take a green pen to triangles on the legs, belly, trunk and towards the front of the elephant.


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Next, grab a yellow pen, and select some triangles on the legs, body and head to fill in with the shade…


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Before switching to an orange pen to brighten up a few more areas!


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Finally, go in with a red pen and fill in any outstanding triangles, so that your elephant is a riot of color!


And there we have it: your very own super vibrant, stylish geometric elephant, showing off the colors of the rainbow – the ultimate way to bring a smile to any face.

Interesting Facts About Elephants

The saying tells us that an elephant never forgets – but just how true is this? It turns out that the phrase is more than just a saying; the make-up of an elephant’s brain means that they can retain more information and memories than a mere human, thanks to a larger frontal lobe. This incredible adaptation means that they can remember people and elephants they have met for years to come, including the way they were treated during those interactions. In addition, they will remember the best sources of food and water, the ultimate migration paths, and the best, safest tracks and routes for their herds – even if they have only explored them once in their lives. This information is passed down from matriarch to matriarch – the elephant society is predominantly matriarchal, with the ladies living in herds numbering between 3 and 25 members – ensuring that the family unit remains safe and secure.

This incredible ability helps elephants stay safe and healthy, especially when combined with the elements the animals have evolved over millennia to stay safe – including large ears to stay cool, a trunk which can hold up to 8 liters of water, and the ability to create their own sunscreen using mud and dust!

Sadly, however, these majestic animals are constantly in danger from poachers, who kill them for their valuable ivory tusks. As a result, there are a number of ongoing conservation programs designed to protect the animals and preserve the lifespan and longevity of each and every herd.

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