How to Draw a Zebra
Find out how to draw a zebra by following along with this engaging drawing guide!
Expect 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy drawing their own zebra on paper. Also included is a printable version of this zebra drawing lesson.
Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw their own zebra.
Enjoy learning how to draw a zebra. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some personal details. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Zebra Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s lesson, we will discover how to draw a zebra on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be observed in each step of the tutorial. Take notice that the blue lines are used to show the new elements being created in each in each of the steps.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Outline The Head
Draw a curved shape to outline the zebra’s head.
Add The Face And Ears
First, draw two shaded circles for the eyes. Next, create an oval with two dots to form the snout. Draw a line curving upwards for the mouth. Then, create two pointed shapes on top of the zebra’s head to draw its ears.
Form The Body And Tail
Form the elongated outline of the zebra’s body. To draw the tail, attach two vertical lines with a pointed tip to the zebra’s body. Don’t forget to add the jagged outline of the zebra’s mane on top of its body as shown.
Add The Legs
Add thin long shapes below the zebra’s body to draw its legs. Form the hooves by creating curved lines near the bottom of each leg.
Create The Pattern
Create the striped pattern on the zebra’s head and along its body by making thin V-shaped lines.
Complete The Zebra Drawing
Let’s complete our drawing of a zebra by adding some color! First, use a black crayon to shade the zebra’s mane, snout, hooves, the tip of its tail and the stripes all over its body. Next, use a pink crayon to fill in the inner ears. Then, shade the rest of the zebra’s body with a white crayon.
How to Draw a Zebra 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 Zebra. 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!