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Cartooning for Kids: How to Draw 4 Safari Animals Step-By-Step

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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5 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction to This Course and Supplies You Will Need

      2:12
    • 2. How to Draw a Tiger Step-By-Step

      5:53
    • 3. How to Draw a Zebra Step-By-Step

      4:35
    • 4. How to Draw a Hippopotamus Step-By-Step

      3:42
    • 5. How to Draw a Elephant Step-By-Step

      3:27

About This Class

Are you looking for beginning drawing lessons for your child?

Are you seeking lessons that will ensure drawing success?

Would you like an experienced teacher guiding your child through the drawing process?

This Drawing Safari Animals course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, these drawing lessons are perfect for ages 5+. The teaching process used is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into drawing action! The process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

As your child works his/her way through the lessons, he/she will discover that they may then apply the knowledge they gain through each lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own. This Drawing Safari Animals course is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Let's Draw Safari Animals!

Transcripts

1. Introduction to This Course and Supplies You Will Need: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. I'd like to welcome you to my safari Animal Friends. Course. This is a step by step drawing course that's designed especially for people who do not have any experience drawing. So you will be completely successful with this course. If you follow along with me step by step, I'd like to go over the supplies in the materials that you will need for this course. The first thing that you'll need is a piece of paper. I just use copy paper from my printer. It works very well, but if you don't have this type of paper, that's okay. Just use whatever you have around your house. You'll also need something to draw with. I like to draw with a permanent marker because I like the nice dark lines. But if you don't have one of these around your house, that's OK. You can use something else. An example of what else you can use to draw is a pencil. You can use oil pastels. You can use crayons, you can use colored pencils, or you can use markers. Or you can use a combination of all of these. It's completely up to you because this is your artwork. Please continue to watch this video for some examples of the animals that were going to be drawing today. I look forward to seeing you in the next video. 2. How to Draw a Tiger Step-By-Step: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we will be creating a tiger. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to want to do is create a square. But on this square, we're going to have soft angles, meaning that angles thes areas right here not going to be very pointy like a box. All right, After we get our Tigers face, let's put a couple of years on our tiger and those air just curved lines coming down that touched the top of our Tigers fees. Now what we're going to do is move down to his face and let's make some eyes white satin, meaning that there pretty far across from each other on your space. Now let's make a triangle nose, and we can fill that in if you'd like and too little curve lights for his mouth. Let's make a couple of whiskers. I usually just make two or three, and now let's go down to his body. So I make a curved line and a curved line coming out from those curved lines. I'm going to make an upside down letter J and a backwards upside down Letter J those. They're going to be his back legs his knees. And then I am going to make two lines here and some front paws. Two lines here and a front paw. Let's make a little foot back here and then come in to my pop, my front paw. So it's basically a curved line curve line into the same being. And then we need to close up this space right here, right in the middle of the bottom. All right, so let's go back up to our tiger. And our tiger needs some stripes, doesn't he? So you could make stripes just going across like this or you can make stripes like this. This is how I like to make stripes on my tigers. They're more like these. So it's a V that looks like this with a smaller be inside and then on his body, I'll do the same thing. So the another V to be with another be maybe even one on his leg. I just kind of look at my drawing and then I decide where I'd like to put my tiger's stripes. So that looks pretty good to me. You know what I'm missing now. I'm missing a tale. Wow. I'm glad I remembered that. So a tale. It's just a curve line that comes up and then it comes down. That's better, right? So I'm going to put some of these here like this. Perfect. Alright. What I'm going to do next is I am going to make a background. I like my tiger to be in a jungle, so I'm going to make some jungle plants, some foliage around him, maybe one here and then I'm going to make a line like this jump over my tiger like that and then for the background back here, I'm going to make some more foliage, so I'll make maybe a big stem coming out like this with sun leaves coming down. You get to make whatever you'd like. This is your artwork, So just think of some different plants that you'd like to make. I just kind of look to see what the space has to offer. So maybe you down here. Excuse me up here. I will make something like this with some leaves on it. Maybe I'll make something else coming out like this from the side from the corner I can make a vine coming out like this and doubling that up like that. Maybe I'll make something over here is well, something sticking out like this. Maybe more. Something getting bigger down here at the bottoms. Start out. Cut a small at the top and they get bigger as we go down. Yup. It's leaves on this. Fine. You know what? Looking at my tiger, I think he needs something more. I think right here, I'm going to put some more little stripes. Sometimes I do that when I'm looking at my artwork and I think, Wow, I think this needs something more. And so I just add it. That's the great thing about having artwork that you are actually doing yourself because you can change it or you could modify it or you can add to it. So that's the cool thing about doing art. I hope you enjoy this lesson. I'll see you next time 3. How to Draw a Zebra Step-By-Step: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating a zebra. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to do is make a slightly curved line. Then we're going to make a big, long you kind of pointy at the end like that. So this is going to be our zebras, face and head. Let's go back up to the top and we're going to make a curve line going up in a curve line coming down, a curved line going up and a curve ling coming down those air going to be our zebras years inside of our zebras years, we're going to make some smaller curve lines that will just give a little bit of detail to the inside of his ears. And then down here, the bottom. We're going to make a very why do you or a curved line that's going to be the bottom part of his face? Let's put a few nostrils right here, and then we're also going to make some very wide set eyes. Let's put some smaller circles inside those ovals, and we can fill the bottom part in with our marker. These are going to be The shine works right here. The little white dots, the shine works or the reflection works. Let's put a little bit of hair for the main Orner zebra, and then let's move down to the bottom here for his body. Because this is a cartoon zebra. I'm going to make his body a little bit smaller, So I'm going to make a curved line in a curved line, and then I'm going to come in and come in, come up and come up and then close up at the bottom of this. I'm going to make some back legs and those are just letter L. So this is a letter out and this is a letter Alberts backwards. Let's make some little hooves right here. And then we can add a little bit of detail because, as we all know, zebras have stripes. They are black and white stripes, so you get to add the stripes wherever you like. I think I'm going to add one right here at the top of his head. So I have of the and then I make another V inside. So that's his strike. And then I think I'm going to make us stripe here in a straight here. If you would like to make a different type of stripe, I know that sometimes people just make lines like this going down, and they like to make that kind of a stripe. That's fine to do as well, Then we're also going to make his tail. So his tales just going to stick out the back, we're not going to be able to see it from the front because it is a front shot of rz breath for the background. I think what we could do is we can make a line like this. Remember to hop over your zebra when you are making your line so that you don't go through his body. We can add a few little plants down here. Maybe, uh oh, I know. How about some mountains? So let's start here. We come up with, go over a zebra, and then we come down sunny background, and then here could be another mounting going up. That way, you'd like to put a son or some clouds in the sky. That's always a good idea. And I think I'm going to make a tree back here because I have a little bit of room in the background. Just a simple tree. Maybe with some leaves at the very top. Maybe even one more. One more right there already. I hope you enjoy this lesson. I'll see you next time. 4. How to Draw a Hippopotamus Step-By-Step: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we're going to be making a hippopotamus, so let's get started. The first thing that will want to do is what I call a soft square, and basically that's a square. Or actually, this is a little bit more of a rectangle that has soft angles. It's not really sharp on the angles, like a regular square rectangle. It's very soft when you go around. That's going to be our hippos head. And then let's make some ears. You have pretty small ears for their big heads. Let's make some eyes some wide set eyes about halfway down the face. Let's make some big nostrils and let's make a tooth because they cannot really big teeth. Now let's make our hippos body. So to make our hippos body, we come out from the top of the head and then we calm down just like this. Now we're going to come down here, and we want our line to end up about even with this one. So I'm going to come down about like that. Now we're going to come over and we're going to come over we're going to come up, We're going to come up and then we're going to go all the way across. This is going to be the front, leg and foot of our hippo, and this is going to be the back leg and foot of her hippo. Now they have two more legs. You know that hippos have four legs, so we need to make the other one back there. It's tucked behind just like that. Let's make some toes, honor Hippo and a small tail coming out of his backside. I think that I'd like my hippo to be standing in some water. So I think I'm going to make a curved line. I jump over my hippo, and then I finish my curved line over here on this side. This is going to be the water that my hip was going to be standing in. So I think I'm going to put a little bit of detail so you can kind of tell that it's water . Just add a couple of use that are hooked together. And then I think I'm going to make another line right here. Jump over my hippo. And this will be some grassy area, and then I'd like to have a few little hills in the back. So maybe I'll make a hill coming down this way. Maybe I'll make a hill coming up this way like this. Maybe I'll even make one more hill coming down like that. Perfect. Now you could make a son here if you like. You could make some clouds. You could make anything that you'd like for the sky. I think I'm just going to put a few clouds, a few fluffy clouds into the sky. And I might even put a little bit of grass here in this area. Oh, he's so cute. I hope that you enjoyed this lesson and I'll see you next time. 5. How to Draw a Elephant Step-By-Step: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating an elephant. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to want to Dio is make an upside down letter C from here. We're going to make our elephants trunk. So let's close that up a little and come down, close that up a little and come down and then close that up. Now we're going to make his ears said this shape is a little bit tricky. We start about right here. It's almost like a really long letter s and we come down, do the same on the other side. A really long letter s come down and then we close those up with a curved line on each side . Let's put a few hairs at the top. We can say that this is a baby elephant and then for his eyes, they're going to be wide set, meaning that they're not going to be very close on a piece of paper. Did you see how I made a smaller circle inside each of these ovals? That's for the shine mark for the elephants. Let's put a little bit of detail in his trunk. And if you do have room, you could even make some tasks coming down. Now what we're going to do is we're going to make his body and to make an elephant's body. This is a cartoon elephant. We're just going to make it nice and big and round. Let's bring that line in a little bit, go up and over and down, and then we'll make some feet in the back as well. Let's make some toes, which are a series of use. And if you'd like to go back up and make some eyebrows, that always adds a little bit of expression to animals. All right, for the background. I'm just going to make a straight line jump over my elephant just like that. Then I met might add a few little plants, and then if I have room, I might even add a mountain in the back. So let me add a line here, coming up and coming back down. Maybe I'll have another line going this way. That just adds a little bit more detail. If you'd like to put a cloud or two in the sky, that's always a good idea, and it fills up a little bit of space whips. I forgot his tail. So let's put his tale about right here, sticking out from the back. Alrighty. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. Thanks for watching.