How To Draw An Elk: Step 9

How to Draw an Elk

Children can learn how to draw an elk by following the photos in this simple lesson.

Follow along with these clear 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing an elk.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This goes well with crayons or markers. This is perfect for very young children requiring extra guidance and are looking to shade in an elk.

Learning to draw is much more fun when you have a fun & easy lesson to reference. Keep practicing!


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

In this tutorial, we will start off with a new piece of paper and learn how to draw an elk in 9 instructive steps. It’s best if we pay attention to the proportions of each part of the elk.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Form The Head

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 1

    First, outline the shape of the head. Next, draw a shaded oval for the eye. Now, draw the curved shape of the nose. Then, create the curved line for the mouth.

  2. Attach The Ear

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 2

    Attach the ear by drawing a pointed line. Then, form a triangular shape to draw the inner part of the ear.

  3. Form The Antlers

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 3

    Form the branch-like shape of the elk’s antlers as shown.

  4. Draw The Mane

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 4

    Draw the elk’s fluffy mane attached to the head.

  5. Add The Body

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 5

    Add the elk’s body by drawing a wavy elongated shape. Don’t forget to outline the elk’s rump by drawing a bumpy curved line.

  6. Attach The Legs

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 6

    Attach the elk’s four legs below its body.

  7. Form The Hooves

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 7

    Draw a hoof attached to the end of each leg by first outlining the shape of the hoof then adding a curved line inside.

  8. Attach The Tail

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 8

    Attach the small pointy shape of the elk’s tail to the left side of its body.

  9. Complete The Elk Drawing

    How To Draw An Elk: Step 9

    Let’s complete the elk drawing by first coloring the antlers with a yellow crayon. Next, use a very light brown crayon to shade the tail, rump and inner ears. Now, color the mane with a brown crayon. Then, fill in the nose and hooves with a black crayon. Finally, use a light orange crayon to fill in the rest of the elk’s body.

How to Draw an Elk PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw an Elk. 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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