How to Draw a Giraffe Sitting Down

Giraffes are known for standing up straight and tall, but what happens when they sit down? Well, why don’t we take a closer look and find out?


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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved “triangle” shape to the center of the page.


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Add two small ovals in the center of this…


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And then add a curved line to the top of each.


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Now, draw two small dots in the bottom section of the face…


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And add two tall columns to the top of the head, topped with small circles, for the horns of your giraffe.


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Now, add a curved, pointed ear to either side of the head.


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Add a curve below the top of the ear…


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And then bring two curved lines down from the bottom for the neck.


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Add a curved line to the bottom right, and then take the line on the left across to the left, and then curving down towards the bottom of the page.


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Add a wavy line to the right of this, and add a “hook” to the top.


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Now, add a horizontal line to the end of this. Take this down, then back across to the left, and back up to the top right corner.


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Add a square-shaped hoof to the end of this leg…


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And then bring a line across to the right, before taking this up in a wavy line.


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Add a curved line to the side of this, and take this across to join the hoof.


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Now, add another leg to the right of the first one…


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Now, return to the left, and add two curved lines snaking across to the right.


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Add a flame shape to the end of this, creating a tail.


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Now, add a series of shapes up the back of the neck – each should be angled at the edges, and then connected in the center with a straight line.


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Cover the body with patterns and spots.


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Use a black pen to shade the hooves.


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Now, use a brown pen for the end of the tail, and the mane on the back of the neck.


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Use an orange pen for the patterns, and for the inside of the ears…


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And then use a yellow pen for the rest of the body.


Now, it is time for us all to back away, and let this gorgeous giraffe rest and relax – she has had a tough day!

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