How to Draw a Tapir
Children will love learning how to draw a tapir with 6 simple steps.
Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a tapir. This easy tapir tutorial is perfect for younger children looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is drawn in addition to the subject matter.
Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a tapir. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. Let’s get started.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Tapir Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s post, we will learn how to draw a tapir on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be pointed out in each step of the how-to article here. Observe that the blue lines are used to show the new elements being drawn in each in each of the steps.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Outline The Body
Outline the oval shape of the body. Make sure to emphasize the tapir’s long snout!
Draw The Eye
Draw the eye by making a shaded circle.
Add The Ears
First, outline the shape of the pointed ears. Next, draw a curved line forming the inner part of the ear.
Attach The Legs
First, outline the tapir’s elongated legs attached to the bottom of its body. Next, form the claws by drawing three triangular shapes attached to the bottom of each leg.
Add A Fur Pattern
Add the fur pattern on the tapir’s body by drawing wavy lines as shown.
Complete The Tapir Drawing
Let’s complete the tapir drawing by adding some color! First, use a black crayon to fill in the inner part of the ear. Next, shade the pattern on the tapir’s back and tail using a white crayon. Now, fill in the claws with a light gray crayon. Finally, use a dark gray crayon to color the rest of the tapir’s body.
How to Draw a Tapir 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 Tapir. 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!