How to Draw a Giraffe Head
Discover how to draw a giraffe head by following along with this simple drawing guide.
Draw along with these simple 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing a giraffe head.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This accompanies well with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. It is useful for very young children in the need of extra guidance and are looking to color in a giraffe head.
Art making is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to follow. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Giraffe Head Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this tutorial, we will begin with a blank piece of paper and discover how to draw a giraffe head in a series of 6 steps. We will observe the shape and size of each of the drawn parts of the giraffe head.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Face
First, draw two oval shapes for the eyes. Next, form the snout by creating a bumpy oval shape. Add the nostrils by drawing two circles. Then, create the bottom part of its mouth by drawing a line curving upwards.
Outline The Head
Outline the shape of the giraffe’s head as shown in the illustration. Emphasize the two protruding shapes on top of its head called the ossicones.
Attach The Ears
First, outline the pointed shape of the giraffe’s ears on each side of its head. Then, create a curved line inside the drawn ears as shown.
Add The Neck
Draw two diagonal lines connected to the bottom of the giraffe’s head.
Create The Patterns
Now, create the spot patterns around the giraffe’s face and neck. Next, draw curved lines attached from the side of the ears to the top of the snout.
Complete The Giraffe Head Drawing
First, let’s color the spots around the giraffe’s face and neck with a brown crayon. Next, use a very light shade of yellow to color the sides of the face. Use a light brown crayon to fill in the snout and mouth. Shade the nostrils with a black crayon. Then, use a pink crayon to color the inner parts of its ears. Finally, shade the rest of the giraffe’s head and neck with yellow crayon.
How to Draw a Giraffe Head PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Giraffe Head. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!