How to Draw a Girl Elephant

Let’s draw a girl elephant step by step. Tools needed: paper, black liner, gray pen, pink pen, blue pen, green pen.


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Start with a black liner, and draw two small, semicircle shapes roughly in the center of your page, one above the other.


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Just to the right of these lines, add a small circle.


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Then, repeat this with another small circle, equal in size, to the left hand side.


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Within each circle, add a small, half-circle shape, joining with the bottom edge of the circle.


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Now, add another tiny half circle, this time at the top of the semicircle you just drew, to complete the details of the eyes.


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Fill in the semicircle with the black liner – leave the tiny dots you just drew empty.


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Next, add two small “flicks” to each eye – these will be the eyelashes of your elephant.


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Now, add two small, curved lines just above each of the eyes.


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Next, your elephant needs a trunk! Draw two parallel lines heading straight down from beneath the eyes – this should curve inwards and down, ending in a closed circle shape at the end – this is your elephant’s trunk!


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Add two lines on either side of the trunk, curving around and up, ending just above the eyes.


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Now, add two small circles just below the eyes, to either side of the lines which form the trunk.


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Add a small zigzag line to the top of your drawing, roughly in the center of the two curved lines.


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Just above and to the right of this, add six small circles – five around one central circle – to create a small flower shape.


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Repeat this flower shape with a slightly smaller example just to the right of the first one.


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Return to this second smaller flower, and add five larger petals around the smaller flower.


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Now add small, pointed petals around the first “flower” shape.


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Add three small, pointed petals to the right hand side of the right flower, creating a beautiful decoration.


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Now, return to the flower on the left hand side, and extend the circle line across and down, leaving a slight gap on the left hand side.


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Add a few extra petals just above the floral decoration, extending up to the right and top of the page.


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Now, return to that gap you left in the outline, and draw a curved line up around 45 degrees, down, almost in an “S” shape, and bring it back in to create the outline of the ear.


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Add a smaller curve just below the top of the ear, and another two small dashes just below this – on top of the other.


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Next, add another ear of the same shape, on the other side of the head.


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Once again, add a curved line just below the top, and two small dashes just below this – this helps to really give the ear some texture and definition.


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Now, add a small, “triangle” shape to the bottom of the head, with two diagonal line extending down, and joined at the bottom with a horizontal line.


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Add another line just below the bottom one, so that you have a long, narrow “strip” at the bottom.


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Then, add two diagonal lines heading down from the bottom corners of this shape.


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Turn to the line on the left hand side, and add a few simple “pleats” by bringing the line across at a downwards diagonal, bringing it back up , and repeating this three or four times.


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Repeat this on the other side , bringing pleats in from the right hand diagonal line.


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Now, add some decoration with small circles, dotted just below the bottom “strip” you just created.


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Then, add a curved line, following the bottom curve, all across the bottom of the pleats. Follow this with another line just above, creating another small “strip”.


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Return to just below the head, and draw a curved shape on either side – this should flow down, flare out slightly, and tuck back in to the body.


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Now add two long, thin rectangles to the bottom of your drawing – these will form the legs of your elephant.


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Add another “strip” to the bottom of the legs by adding a small semicircle shape to the bottom of the curves, and follow this up with another curve, this time pointing downwards, just above – can you see the elephants sandals emerging?


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Switch to a gray pen, and use a light hand to gently add color to the head, arms and legs of the elephant – leave the flowers and clothing empty.


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Using the same gray pen, add a little more pressure to the space inside the ears – the increased pressure will add a slightly darker tone, and add texture and definition to really help your elephants ears to stand out.


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Take a pink pen, and gently shade in the skirt with a soft pink shade. Add the same tone to the right hand flower in the flower crown.


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Use a blue pen to color the sandals, the top, and the left hand flower in the flower crown. Leave the outside petals empty for now.


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Grab a green pen and fill in the rest of the flower crown, including some of the petals emerging from the top.


And in just a few short steps, you have created your very own gorgeous girl elephant! The real question is: where does she go next? The adventures and potential are limitless – use your imagination.

Interesting Facts

As the largest land animal, the elephant holds a pretty impressive status. There are three different species; the African Forest elephant, the African Savannah elephant, and the Asian elephant.

Of these, the African elephant can reach up to 3 meters in height, and weigh an impressive 4000-7500 kg, while Asian elephants come in slightly smaller, at 2.7 m in height, and with an average weight of between 3000 and 6000 kg.

One of the most distinctive features of elephants is, of course, their grand ivory tusks – and these can be very useful in providing valuable information about your elephant. The tusks of an elephant never stop growing, and this means that you can have a rough guess at their age – the larger and longer the tusks, the older the animal is likely to be. In the African elephant species, both the make and female elephants grow tusks, but in Asian elephants, only males possess tusks – if you spot an adult without tusks, it is more likely to be a female Asian elephant.

Girls reign supreme in elephant herds: families have a matriarchal head, and will be ruled by an old, experienced female elephant. Most families are comprised of the mother, any sisters she has, their daughters, and their babies, and can range from three to twenty-five elephants. In some cases, separate family units will come together to form a larger herd – especially where the creatures are at risk from poachers – even elephants know that there is safety in numbers. Let’s take a chance to celebrate girl power, and learn to draw a gorgeous girl elephant with our tutorial above!

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