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How to draw an elephant in pencils in stages?

It is very difficult for some people to fixseen on a sheet of paper and convey the shape and orientation in the space of the object. For this, there are special drawing techniques that allow you to look at the object in a different way, to understand what elements it consists of. This system of perception is very useful for children. If you teach the child to understand the structure of the picture and stage-by-stage transfer of the image to the canvas, eventually another completely spatial thinking will be developed. In the framework of this article, we will figure out how to draw an elephant with pencils.

What do you need to draw?

It is necessary to create a workplace so that nothing hinders. The image of the training picture should always be in front of your eyes, so that at any time you can compare your drawing with the diagram.

For the whole work you will need:

  • A simple pencil (preferably hard). The hardness identification is indicated on the lateral surface: T or H.
  • Whatman or any other sheet of paper (most convenient for the child is the A4 format).
    A sheet of paper and a pencil
  • Colour pencils.
    Colour pencils
  • Eraser.
  • Pencil sharpener.

Ensure the work surface is a good sourcelight, so as not to strain your eyes. Color pencils should be chosen soft, it will be easier to stroke when filling with color. If everything is ready for work, then you can proceed.

How to draw an elephant in stages?

In order not to spoil the picture, it is desirablemake thin, barely noticeable lines. If necessary, they can always be corrected with an eraser. All stages of drawing are carried out in simple pencil, except for coloring and giving the figure of volume a technique of shadows. How to draw an elephant in pencil in stages, is depicted in the following illustration.

Step by step drawing an elephant

Description of the stages

  1. Torso.We draw a large oval - the basis of the trunk. If your drawing is in full leaf, you need to place the oval not in the center, but slightly higher and to the right, to leave space for the legs and trunk, the length of the trunk is approximately.
  2. Head and trunk. On one level with the body will be located the head, the shape of a half turned upside down egg. The proboscis is about the same length as the head with a curvature.
  3. Legs of the foreground.At the elephant they are massive and thick. The hindlimb, located closer, is slightly bent at the knee, the thigh line starts from the right side of the trunk and through the small arch goes down. The forelimb is straight and also runs from the trunk, only from its front part. If you draw an imaginary line of the earth, then the legs and trunk should be on the same level.
  4. Legs of the background. They are barely visible behind the foregrounds. Since they are further away from the viewer, draw their base slightly above the imaginary line of the earth.
  5. Ears.If the trunk is divided into three parts, then the ear of the foreground will occupy approximately one third of the trunk. It looks like a distorted rectangle. The ear of the background is hidden from the viewer, only a small part of it is visible - we represent it with an arc.
  6. Tusks.Correctly arrange tusks in relation to the head is very important, then the image will turn out to be realistic. The right line of the anterior tusk begins at the center of the imaginary inverted egg of the head and is led downward. The tip of the tusk is on one vertical line with the head. The far tusk is drawn by copying the tip of the foreleg, but moving up and to the left.
  7. Additional elements.The eyes of the elephants are horizontally oblong in the form of an ellipse with massive upper and lower eyelids. For a realistic image, you need to add skin folds on the trunk - longitudinal lines. Draw the tail with a broad brush on the end.
  8. Details of the environment.In the background, we represent the line of the surface of the earth, it must be above the imaginary line of the legs, then it will seem that the elephant is in the middle of the road. Vegetation is represented by wavy lines, as if repeating the contours of trees and shrubs.

Draw an elephant, like any other animal, is not difficult if you divide the shape of the body with geometric contours. So it's easier not to make a mistake in the proportions of the body.

Giving the picture volume

How to draw an elephant so that it looks likereal? Applying the technique of shadows. To start, we shade the whole body of an elephant with a light gray color. Imagine that the light on the elephant falls from the top in the left part of the picture. Then everything that is located in the illuminated zone will remain light gray, and what is removed will be in the shade. Then we will give accents in the form of a saturated gray color in places of blackouts: behind the ear, in the cervical region. In order to convey the roundness of the shape along the edge of the darkened zone, we also stroke with a darker color: the inner part of the trunk, the bottom of the abdomen and the leg. Fill in the elements of the environment: blue sky, greenery, and earth.


Step-by-step drawing of animals in motion

By this technology all animals are drawn, forchild is a simple way to understand the stages of drawing. The development of visual-spatial representations plays a big role in the development of the child and allows one to train artistic abilities. Gradually you need to complicate the technique of drawing, from simple pictures you should move on to more complex ones. The top of the skill is drawing the animal in motion.

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