How to Draw a Mother and Baby Giraffe

Just when you thought that giraffes couldn’t get any cuter, we present to you the most adorable scene that you have ever seen: a mother and a baby, just enjoying their lives. Ready to bring this wonderful image to life? Then let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved shape, with a “bump” at the bottom, in the center of your page.


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Connect the edges of the “bump” with a curved line at the bottom.


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Now, bring up a large, slightly square, “n” shape from the top of this…


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And draw two slightly angled lines inside this top section.


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Bring two oval shapes down from the bottom of these lines, and add two smaller circles inside each. Then, shade the spaces around these smaller circles. These will be the eyes.


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Draw two small, slightly angled oval shapes in the bottom section, forming the nostrils of the nose.


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Bring a curved, pointed shape out on either side of the head for the ears.


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Add another wavy line just below the top of each ear…


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And then add two sets of short, parallel lines to the top of the head, with an oval shape at the top of each to create the horns.


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Bring two parallel, vertical lines down, one below the left ear, and the other below the mouth.


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Add a short curved line to the bottom of the right side, and then a longer, more angled line to the bottom of the left side. Bring the end of this left side down further towards the bottom of the page.


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Now, add a curve to the right of this. Then, draw two short, parallel lines at the end of the right curve.


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Connect these to the curve on the left with a short curved line, and then repeat this underneath.


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Next, add two curved shapes, like parenthesis, to the end of each set of curved lines. Follow this with a set in between the front and back, and then another at the front. These will form the classic giraffe knobbly knees.


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From the bottom of each set of shapes, add two vertical, parallel lines, and join these at the bottom with a short horizontal line.


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Next, add a curved point to the back of the body, and draw a long, “teardrop” shape at the end for a tail.


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Cover the body of your giraffe with a series of patterns and shapes…


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And then add a line to the bottom of each leg to create a hoof.


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Now, add a “backward C” shape to the right of the neck, angling this at around 45 degrees. Add a “bump” to the top, and then take a curved line down and across to the left.


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Use another “bump” to connect this to the line above.


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Add a short, curved line to the end of this central curve, and then a mark in the top half of this new shape.


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Bring curved lines from the top and bottom of this new shape – do you see the face of your baby giraffe starting to take shape?


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Now, add two parallel lines to the bottom of this for the neck…


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And take a line across to the right, before taking this down and looping it across and up.


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Next, add a curved line to the bottom left of the neck…


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And then add a small set of “bumps” to the bottom of this for the leg, and add a small square shape below this.


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Connect this to the shape at the back with a curved line…


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And then add another leg in between these two.


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Add the fourth leg, complete with bumpy knee, to the front.


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Now, add short lines to the bottom of the legs to create hooves.


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Now, add a tail to the back of the body…


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And two horns to the top of the head.


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Next, add a pointed, curved ear below the right horn, and draw a curved line below the top of this.


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Add a curved line to the top of the face, and a small oval shape below this.


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Cover the baby giraffes’ body in shapes and patterns.


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Next, add curved lines to the left of the Mama giraffe, and take the right one up to just level with the top of the horns. Add two “points” to the left, then curve the line down and across to a point at the left, before bringing the line down and across in another point, before connecting this to the line below.


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Now, add a cloud shape to the bottom left point.


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Add a series of wavy lines all down the length of the trunk.


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Grab a pink pen, and shade the nose of both giraffes, as well as the inside of the ears, and the spots on the cheeks.


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Use a brown pen for the hooves, the patches on the body, the horns, and the trunk of the tree.


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Shade the foliage with a green pen…


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And then use an orange pen for the main body of the giraffes.


And there we have it – your own Mama and baby giraffe, just waiting for their next adventure – but just what will this be?

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