How to Draw an Elephant in 5 Steps

African Animal Image Gallery Learn how to draw an elephant, complete with trunk and tusks, by following these step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams. See more pictures of African animals.
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With it­s distincti­ve trunk­ and tusks -- not to mention its impressive size -- an elephant is a great addition to ­the cast of creatures you can learn to sketch.

In this section, we’ll show you how to draw the above elephant. Either draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor or print out this page to get a closer look at each step.

Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in gray. We’ll show you an illustration of each step and then give you a description of how to draw it.