How To Draw A Giraffe: Step 6

How to Draw a Giraffe

Find out how to draw a giraffe by drawing along with this easy to follow drawing guide.

Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a giraffe. This easy giraffe lesson is perfect for fairly young kids looking to get started with drawing.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the drawing process may actually take longer if a background is created as well.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a giraffe. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Giraffe Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Giraffe: All Steps

We will complete a drawing of a giraffe by drawing one section at a time. It will take 6 steps to complete as we continue to create each part moving closer to the completed drawing. The final artwork will be completed with color creating a artwork you will be proud of!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Face

    How To Draw A Giraffe: Step 1

    First, draw the eyes by creating two shaded ovals. Next, form the giraffe’s snout by creating a big oval. Add two dots and a line curving upwards to draw its nose and mouth.

  2. Form The Head

    How To Draw A Giraffe: Step 2

    Now, outline the shape of the giraffe’s head as shown. Don’t forget to emphasize the two protruding shapes on top of its head called ossicones. Next, to draw the ears, attach pointed shapes on each side of its head. Then, draw a diagonal shape on each ear.

  3. Draw The Body And Tail

    How To Draw A Giraffe: Step 3

    First, form the elongated outline of its body. Make sure to draw its long slender neck as shown. To draw its tail, attach two lines with a pointed shape at the end of its body.

  4. Add The Legs

    How To Draw A Giraffe: Step 4

    Create thin long shapes attached to the bottom of the giraffe’s body to draw its legs. Then, form the hooves by drawing curved lines near the end of each leg.

  5. Create The Patterns

    How To Draw A Giraffe: Step 5

    Now, let’s create the pattern on the giraffe’s head and body by drawing rounded shapes as shown. Also create a horizontal line between the foreleg and the hind leg to outline its underbelly.

  6. Complete The Giraffe Drawing

    How To Draw A Giraffe: Step 6

    Let’s complete the giraffe drawing by first coloring its hooves and the patterns around its body with a brown crayon. Next, use a pink crayon to shade the inner parts of its ears and its snout. Now, color its underbelly with a cream colored crayon. Then, fill in the rest of its body with a yellow crayon.

How to Draw a Giraffe 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. 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!

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