How to Draw a Giraffe Drinking Water

Giraffes are curious, fascinating creatures, easily identified by their super-long necks and lanky limbs. You may be wondering just how these animals bend down to take a drink of cool refreshing water? Well, we have the answers – read on for all you need to know!


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Start with a black pen and a ruler, and draw a large square in the center of your page.


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Switch to a black fineliner pen, and draw a curved line, complete with a curve on either side at the bottom, in the bottom right of the square.


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Next, add a small “u” shape to the top of this.


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Bring a line down on either side of this, and then take the lines out in a “bump”, and back in to meet the curve at the bottom.


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Add two curved shapes, with “bumpy” bottoms, to the top of each “stem”.


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Now, add small circles all around the main section, and add a small curve to the left.


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Bring a curved “wing” shape out on either side, just below the top…


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And then add a second, small shape inside the first.


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Take a line up from the top, and then bring this back down, making this second line slightly jagged and bumpy.


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Add a slightly curved line on either side of this to form the face and neck of your giraffe.


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Now, add two wavy, parallel, angled lines to the right, and connect these at the bottom with a curve.


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Draw a curved hoof, split in the middle, at the end of this…


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And then connect the right line to the body with a short curve.


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Bring down two more parallel lines from the bottom, and join these at the end with a short line.


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Add another hoof to the end of this…


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And then draw another angled leg on the right.


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Connect the back leg by drawing a line coming from the top of this, and take this across to the right, and then back down to meet the main body.


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Now, bring two curved lines across on the left, just above the leg, and add a “flame” shaped tail to the end of this.


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Add spots and patterns to your giraffe…


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And then two small oval shapes at the end of the nose for the nostrils.


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Now, add a series of “bumps” to the top of the square…


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And follow this with another row slightly lower down.


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Use a ruler to draw a straight, horizontal line below this…


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And then add two curves around the face of the giraffe, connected with a line in the center. Use wavy lines on either side to connect these to the edges of the square.


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Now, use a yellow pen to add dots to the section at the bottom.


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Follow this with green dots in between…


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And then use a black pen for the hooves.


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Now, use a brown pen for the patches on the body.


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Grab a pink pen, and shade the inside of the ears of your giraffe.


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Next, use an orange pen for the main body…


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And grab a blue pen for the sky and the water.


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Finally, use a green pen for the meadow that the giraffe is standing in.


And there we have it – an adorable giraffe enjoying a cool, refreshing drink of water. Why not take a little time to learn more about these creatures – they are truly fascinating!

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