How to Draw a Baby Elephant

Learn how to draw a great looking Baby Elephant with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Baby Elephant.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cute Baby Elephant

How to Draw a Great Looking Baby Elephant for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

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1. Begin by drawing an oval or circle. This will form the elephant's head.

Easy Baby Elephant Drawing - Step 2

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2. Extend a long, curved line from one side of the oval. Allow it to travel beneath the oval and attach to it on the opposite side. This outlines the lower half of the elephant's face - the chin and cheeks.

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Easy Baby Elephant Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw the elephant's trunk by extending a pair of curved lines from the middle of the face. Enclose them at the end with an egg shape. Draw two small ovals within the egg shape to form the nostrils, and detail the top of the trunk with horizontal curved lines.

Easy Baby Elephant Drawing - Step 4

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4. Erase guide lines from the elephant's face.

Easy Baby Elephant Drawing - Step 5

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5. Use curved lines to outline the elephant's ears. Notice the pointed tip. Then, draw a slightly smaller shape within each ear, parallel to the original outline. Draw a few curved lines extending from the head.

Easy Baby Elephant Drawing - Step 6

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6. Detail the elephant's face. Draw a few short, curved lines at the top of the head to form a tuft of hair. For each eye, draw a horizontal curved line and enclose an oval above it. Then draw a circle containing a smaller circle and a tiny oval. Shade the smaller circle to form the pupil. Finally, enclose a curved shape above each eye to indicate the eyebrows.

Easy Baby Elephant Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw the front legs using overlapping "U" shaped lines. Then, use small "U" shaped lines to enclose the toenails.

Add More Details to Your Baby Elephant Picture - Step 8

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8. Use curved lines to outline the elephant's shoulders and rear legs. Enclose an oval at the bottom of each foot, and use small "U" shaped lines to indicate the toenails. Draw a spiral shape on each knee.

Complete the Outline of Your Baby Elephant Drawing - Step 9

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9. Draw a pair of lines to form the elephant's tail. At its tip, extend curved lines and allow them to meet in several jagged points. This forms the tuft of hair at the tip of the tail.

Color Your Baby Elephant Drawing

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Color your cute baby elephant. Elephants are typically grey or brown in color. Circus elephants are at times painted white or other colors.

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Learn More About The Baby Elephant Drawing

Elephants are the largest land animals on earth. This huge animal is recognized by its characteristic large ears, long, forward-facing teeth called tusks, and its unique snakelike nose, called a trunk.

Elephants have appeared in art since ancient times. They were used to represent strength, loyalty, wisdom, and other positive qualities.

Many modern films have featured elephants, and more than a few have seen baby elephants such as this one in staring or supporting roles.

Disney films, for instance, that contain baby elephant characters include Dumbo (1941, 2019), The Jungle Book (1967), and Tarzan (1999).

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Did you know? In The Jungle Book, Colonel Hathi and the elephants of the Jungle Patrol sing about "a military goal."

In ancient Rome and India, elephants were trained not only to carry people or objects, but to fight in battles. Military units that used these war elephants were called "elephantry."

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