To draw a cartoon elephant, begin by sketching in pencil the basic shapes that make up an elephant, working from its biggest body part to its smallest. Next add detail as you prefer: fewer lines make for a more cartoon look, while more lines add realism. Outline the finished work in pen, and then erase all pencil work.Continue Reading
Draw the elephant's body and head out of two large circles first. Starting with the biggest parts makes it easier to size up the smaller sections. Add the surrounding details, still using familiar shapes: a large inverted "C" for the ears, and an "S" for the trunk. Start with pencil and erase frequently.
Add the legs to the body by drawing in two pairs of parallel lines. Be sure that the back leg of each pair is drawn slightly ahead of the foreleg so that all four legs are visible. Begin to sketch the small features, such as the eyes, ears, trunk, tusks and tail. All of these features are made with familiar shapes again: eyes and brows come from circles, ears from a "C" drawn backwards, and tusks and tail from "S" shapes.
Outline the best lines in ink. Remember that cartoons use as few lines as possible to make the viewer "fill in" their own interpretation of the image. Start with the largest, most basic and familiar shapes again and, when satisfied, erase all pencil lines.
As nursing mammals, baby elephants, also known as calves, have a strong sucking instinct that is part of the animal's survival skills; however, though this instinct has a definite practical purpose, it also can lead to the elephant calf sucking its trunk as a means of self soothing. This habit is similar to that of a human baby or child sucking its own thumb as a comfort mechanism, though even adult elephants can continue this behavior, which is not exactly socially acceptable in adult humans. However, elephants do put their trunks to their mouths for other reasons, including pouring water in their mouths for drinking and sucking on the trunk to better understand a smell.Full Answer >
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One simple way to draw a cartoon tree is to start by drawing a circle that intersects over the top of a rectangle. Turn the circle into leaves by drawing a cloud-like formation using the circle as a guide. Where the circle meets the rectangle, draw a "y" shape in the rectangle. Add blades of grass at the bottom of the rectangle by drawing multiple spikes.Full Answer >