How To Draw an Elephant

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Elephant in 8 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Elephant.

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

Here are some interesting facts about the Elephant you might find interesting.

  1. Three species of Elephant are living today: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant).
  2. The Elephant’s gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal.
  3. At birth it is common for an Elephant calf to weigh 120 kilograms.
  4. They typically live for 50 to 70 years, but the oldest recorded Elephant lived for 82 years.
  5. They have a brilliant memory and never forget.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the forehead of the Elephant.

Step 2: Draw the outline of the tusks.

Step 3: Sketch the back and lower chest.

Step 4: Start to draw the outline of the legs from the body.

Step 5: Draw the under belly, tail and beginning of the snout.

Step 6: Finish the feet of the first 2 legs.

Step 7: Add the 2 remaining legs.

Step 8: Add the eyes, ears and the feet details to complete the Drawing of the Elephant.

Here’s a quick 28 second video showing you how to draw a very simple Elephant.