In this animal-focused lesson – how to draw a giraffe, let’s come up with something very similar to the one you see above. I say ‘similar’ of course… because as always… I encourage you to branch off and come up with something that’s uniquely yours!
Let’s get started!
First Step – A Simple Framework for a Giraffe
Very similar to a previous lesson here on the site, also dealing with drawing this animal, the structure of the animal can be subdivided as three circles, and then – to account for its obvious height… lines to bridge the gaps.
Pretty simple indeed – and remember… this is just a way for you to either visualize the structure ahead of time, or actually use it as a blueprint with lightly sketched pencil lines — as you progress.
To the actual drawing part now…
Second Step – How to Draw a Giraffe, Step by Step
Beginning with the head – the eye first of course… go ahead and slowly bring the animal into view, using the following images to help. Branch off and have some fun wherever you can… making your giraffe all the more special.
If you look at a photograph of a real giraffe, it’s clear that they have distinct white markings on their legs, belly, and on parts of their face. Here, we’ve brought this pattern forth using a more realistic look (and colors).
Of course – if you’d rather go "yellow and brown"… by all means do!
That’s it for this lesson… until next time… err – tomorrow!! 🙂