Today, you will learn how to draw an elk in a few easy steps. This step-by-step guide is very interesting and helpful.Read more
In this lesson, you will learn how to draw an elk. This is a very large artiodactyl animal that has huge horns. Elk feel good in the wild and are completely unsuited to live in captivity.
The elk has long legs and pointed hooves, with which the elk can fight back any predator. Every winter, elk shed their antlers and grow new antlers in the spring.
Elk have poor eyesight, but excellent hearing and smell. We hope that you were interested in learning a few facts about these large animals and that you are happy to start the lesson.
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw an Elk
- Draw the base.
Prepare auxiliary figures that will help you correctly position all parts of the body. To do this, draw three circles of different sizes.
- Depict the back and limbs.
Draw a smooth line along the upper edge that connects the head and torso. With thin lines, draw the limbs.
- Sketch out the front of the head.
The elk has a wide front part of the head and the hump on the leg. Try to depict this in your drawing.
- Add the rest of the head.
Depict the small eyes that are located on the sides of the head. With the help of a short line depict the nostril and with short strokes draw the beard.
- Draw the base of the horns.
On the head, draw small lines on each side, as shown in the example. In this way, you draw the base of the horns.
- Sketch out one horn.
As you can see, the horns have a narrow base and widen considerably at the edges. The outer edge has many processes of different sizes.
- Depict the second horn.
Now you have to draw the horn on the left side. To draw the branches, use the same lines that you used in the previous step.
- Sketch out the lower and back part of the torso.
At the bottom, draw a smooth wavy line to depict the chest and belly. Also add the back of the torso using one smooth line.
- Add the front legs.
In this step, add volume to the front legs. The upper part of the legs is wide, the lower part is narrow, the middle part has convex parts in the area of the joints.
- Depict the hooves on the front legs.
This is a simple step that you can easily follow. At the bottom of each leg, draw the small raised area and add the pointed hoof.
- Sketch out the hind legs.
The hind legs have more curves than the front legs. Look carefully at the sample and try to correctly depict the shape of the hind legs.
- Add details.
Draw the hoof on the hind leg and detail the back of the torso as shown in the example.
- Correct the inaccuracies.
The contour of the torso is ready, and it remains only to remove all the extra lines in your drawing. If you notice errors, you can correct them now.
- Color the elk.
Color the elk’s fur brown. Use a dark brown for the hooves and choose a lighter shade for the horns.
So, you have completed all the drawing steps and now you know how to draw a moose. Do not forget to share your impressions and suggest ideas for new drawing lessons. We look forward to your feedback!