How to Draw an Elephant Spraying Water

We all know that elephants are super smart and that they have a reputation for having great memories. Did you also know, however, that they also have a great sense of humor and love to play – including spraying water whenever they get the chance? Let’s bring this adorable scene to life in just a few short steps – are you ready to get started?


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Begin by taking a black pen, and drawing a curved “m” shape in the left of your page. Keep the left line slightly longer than the right.


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Now, use a series of small “bumps” to form a line at the bottom of this – take this across and then up towards the top of the page.


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Add a half-circle shape to the top “bump” for the eye, and add a series of small marks to the left of this.


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Draw a curved brow above the eye, and shade this with the black pen…


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And then add a curved line to the top of the “bumps”. Add a wide, curved shape for the top of the trunk, and then bring the line down and across to the right.


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Next, add a large, pointed tusk to the end of this line.


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Add a second eye and eyebrow to the right of the first ones.


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Now, add two parallel triangle shapes in between the left of the face and the tunk, and follow these with a curved shape at the bottom of the trunk to form the ear.


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Draw a tall “U” shape under the tusk for the mouth…


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And then add a wider shape below this. Add a curved line to the side of the mouth, and follow this with a short line in the center to form the tongue.


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Now, bring another ear across to the right with a pointed arrow at the top, a curved line below this, and a wavy line to connect the bottom of this ear to the right of the face with a wavy line.


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Add a curved shape inside the ear, and then short, curved lines inside this.


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Now, bring a curved line down from the bottom of the chin, and then add two parallel, vertical lines to the end of this, flicking them out slightly at the bottom. Connect these with a horizontal line at the bottom to form a foot, and then take the top line across to the top right corner, adding a small “fork” to the top.


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Now, draw three small curved shapes to the bottom of the foot for toes.


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Add another foot in front of this one…


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And add three curves to the center of each leg for the wrinkly elephant knees.


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Now, bring a line across for the belly, and add another curved leg to the back.


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Draw a curved line at the right of this, and take this across, up, and then across to the left to join the right ear.


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Add toes to this back leg…


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And then add a curved tail to the back, adding a tuft to the end of this.


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Now, add another foot to the back, and add toes to the bottom…


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Before drawing droplets and water waves emerging from the top of the trunk.


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Now, add small dots inside each of the eyes.


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Use a black pen to shade the bottom of the tail.


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Grab a gray pen, and shade the bottom of the elephant’s body, including the backs of the legs. Add color to the bottom of the face and trunk, and the edge of the ears, the top of the head, as well as the top of the tail tuft.


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Use the same gray pen to shade around the eyes…


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And then use a lighter gray to fill in the main body of the elephant, leaving the inside of the ears white.


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Grab a red pen, and shade the edge of the mouth and the inside of the ears.


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Now, use a pink for the remaining white spaces…


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And use a blue for the bottom of the water at the top.


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Use another shade of blue pen to add color to the rest of the droplets.


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Then, use a bright yellow to very gently shade the tusks.


And there we have it – a cute, excitable elephant spraying water. Why not spend a little time learning more about these gorgeous creatures – there is a lot to explore!

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