How To Draw a Giraffe

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a realistic Giraffe in 9 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Giraffe.

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Here are some fun facts about the Giraffe you might find interesting.

  1. The Giraffe is the tallest of all land-living animal species.
  2. It is approximately 4.3 metres to 5.2 metres tall, although the tallest male recorded stood almost 6 metres.
  3. Its range extends from Chad in Central Africa to South Africa.
  4. They will drink large quantities of water when available, which enables them to live for extended periods in dry, arid areas.
  5. The appearance of horns is a reliable method of identifying the sex of giraffes, with the females displaying tufts of hair on the top of the horns, whereas males’ horns tend to be bald on top — an effect of necking in combat.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the nose of the Giraffe.

Step 2: Draw the lower jaw.

Step 3: Draw in the ears.

Step 4: Draw the neck outline.

Step 5: Add to the neck by connecting the body.

Step 6: Start to draw the legs.

Step 7: Add leg outlines and under belly.

Step 8: Add the head detail and complete the legs.

Step 9: Add the eyes and body details to complete this realistic Giraffe.

Here’s a 7 minute video showing you how to draw a Cartoon style Giraffe.