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Drawing for Kids: Learn How to Draw Desert Animals Step-by-Step

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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5 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project

      1:38
    • 2. How to Draw a Desert Tortoise

      5:06
    • 3. How to Draw a Giraffe

      3:56
    • 4. How to Draw a Desert Owl

      3:57
    • 5. How to Draw a Red Fox

      4:48

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 Desert 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 Desert 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 start Drawing Desert Animals!

Transcripts

1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day. I'd like to introduce you to my drawing desert animals, step by step course. And I wanted to take a moment to explain to you the supplies in the materials that you will need to be successful in this course. The first thing that you'll need is paper. I used a copy paper for my drawings, and that works very well. You'll also need something to draw with so you can use a pencil. You can use a marker like I used, or you can look around your house for other things that you might find that you can draw it . You can draw with France. You can draw with colored pencils, or you can draw with markers. Or you can draw with all three. It's up to you. Please continue watching this video for examples of the drawings that we will be creating in this course 2. How to Draw a Desert Tortoise: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we are going to be creating a tortoise. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to want to do is make an upside down U So let's do that now. Come up and come down. Now, if you see if you notice this line right here is longer than this one. There's a reason for that because our tortoises, neck and head are going to come out of this space. We need to do something special over here. We need to create a curved line like this. After we do that, we're going to connect this line to this line with another curve line. And then we're going to make a smaller line underneath of each of these lines. Kind of like an extension. And then we are going to follow our initial line like this. This is going to be our tortoise's shell. Let's work on decorating Arc Tortoise's shell before we actually make his head in his neck , his feet and his tail so honor toward us his shell. You could decorate it anyway that you like. I like to make some little lines down here at the bottom, and then I also like to create a pattern on this part of his shell. So when you're creating a pattern, you can use any shapes that you want. I like my shapes to be very close to each other but not touch each other. So they're just kind of organic, random shapes. And I'm just going around and I don't want them to touch each other so you can go ahead and make a pattern like this if you like, or if there's a different pattern that you like, you can go ahead and make that. Now let's move on to our tortoises, neck and head. So it's going to pop out of this area right here. So we're going to come out and make a little head and then go back in. So this is his neck, and then this is his head. If you notice we have two lines here and this is a little bit bigger, this space right here, because that's where his head is, where his face is going to go. So I'm going to make an I. I'm going to make a little nostril because he's just looking to the side in a small smile. Connect that a little bit more down here for his tail. I'm going to just pop out a little tail toward us. His have very small tales, and then some feet coming down. I think I'm going to make a back foot is, well, that's touching the first foot. Maybe add a little toe there, and then I'm going to make another foot coming out from the front, and then another one will be behind it. You'll make a toe. They're a swell. This is more of a cartoon, so it's not super realistic. So basically, when you're drawing cartoons, you could draw whatever you want. All right, I think I'd like my tortoise to be in the desert, so I'm going to make some sand for him, and I don't want it to be super straight. I wanted to look more like sand more natural than a super straight line. I think I'd like him to be going towards a little plant. Maybe I'll leave it, put a little small flower on the top there, and then I'd like to create some rocks down here because it is in the desert. The way that I like to make rocks is just make a straight line and then on top of the line , just kind of a Kirby line like that. That's how I make rocks. If you can think of a different way that you'd like to make a rock, you can go ahead and do that now and then in the background. I think that I'm going to put some mountains, so I'll start down here local app and I'll come down and then I'll do the same over here on this site. You can even put a sun up here. Or if if it's the night time you can put a moon, you could decorate the mountains as you wish. Or if you'd like to put some ants down here, some little insects, that might be a great idea as well. Hey, I hope you had fun with this lesson. We'll see you next time. Bye 3. How to Draw a Giraffe: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we're going to be making a giraffe, so let's get started. You'll want to come down a little bit from the top because we need to make sure that we have room for our giraffes horns. So you're going to make a curve line, and then you're going to make a straight line coming down from each side of the curve line . And then we're going to make more, um, lines coming down. They're going to be kind of slanted, and then we're going to close up at the bottom. That's going to be our giraffes face. Let's add some ears, which are curved lines. And then let's add our giraffes horns right here at the top. So we're going to add four lines total, and then we're going to add circles or ovals to the tops of those lines. Alrighty. Let's go to the giraffes face. Let's make let's add some wide set eyes and a curved line here towards the bottom and some nostrils. Now we're going to make his neck down here. Drafts have super long necks. I don't have that much room on my paper, so my giraffe's neck is going to be a little bit shorter. But if you have a longer piece of paper and you could make a longer neck, so I'll go as long as I can. I'm going to just make a straight line down and then at the bottom, I'm going to make his body and I'm going to make his body look like this. It's almost like a letter C that's actually on its side. I'm going to make a small tail with some spiky hair coming out and then I'm going to fill this with some shapes, some shape. See, they don't have to be any type of specific shape. It can be circles. They could be squares or rectangles. It's completely up to you, the type of shape that you'd like to make for your draft. Now I'm going to come down here to his legs and I don't have a lot of room for his legs, but I'll do the best I can, so I'm going to make four legs, so I'm going to make lines for four legs, so I have 12 and then I'll put a host at the bottom 34 Who fit the bottom 56 off at the bottom, 78 Her fit the bottom. Now I'm going to make a little bit of a background for my giraffe. Let me show you how I'm going to do that. I'm going to make a line that goes through his legs, but it doesn't go on top of his legs. It goes behind his legs. Did you see how I did that? I traveled along with my marker. And then once I get to his leg, I lift up my marker, a jump over and I make a tiny line. And then I do the same all the way across that way, it looks like my giraffes legs are in front of this line right here. Now I'm going to put grass is down here. Maybe a couple down here is well, maybe one here 4. How to Draw a Desert Owl: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we will be creating a night owl. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to do is we're going to create two swirls that come together in the middle. So we have a swirl here, and then we have a swirl here that's going to be the top part of our owls head. We're going to come down with a U shape and then inside this U shape, we're going to make backwards Letter C in a forwards letter C inside here. We're going to make some nice big dots for our eyes. And then we're going to put a triangle down here for our owls Bill for our Al's body were going to come down with two curved lines. And then at this point, we're going to make a branch for are able to be sitting on. So we come out from the side, we touch the lines on his body, and then we go to the other side of the piece of paper, and then we do the same thing we follow along and then we go like this. Now notice here. I got a little bit wider in The reason why I did that is because I want to create two different branches that go off from this mean branch. Now, let's put some feet on her owl. I like to just make curve lines for his feet, his toes. And then if you like to put some leaves on your branch, any type of leave that you like would be a good idea because trees usually do have leaves. And because this is a night owl, I am going to put a moon up in the sky. No, In looking at my owl, I feel like he needs something else. Oh, I know what I forgot. I forgot some wings. So let's go back and make some wings. And then let's put a little bit of detail in his body. Here, let me show you how I like to add detail to my Adel's body. I make a syriza views that are hooked together. And then I go down and I'm going to make some more use. And this syriza views I'm going to touch the bottom of the first you right in the middle. Do you see how I'm doing that. At first, you'll need to go slowly and carefully. So you get this right because it can be kind of tricky the first time that you do it. And then after you do it for a while, you get the hang of it and it'll go a lot faster. I think I can fit one more set of feathers there year ago. That adds a little bit more detail to my body of my owl around the moon. I think I'd like to make a few stars. There are different ways that you could make stars, but I sometimes like to make stars like this basically what you dio as you make a line and then you make another line and then you make another line. That's one way to make a star. Maybe just a few more. Maybe one up here, maybe one over here already. I hope you enjoyed this lesson and I'll see you in the next video 5. How to Draw a Red Fox: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating a box. So let's get started. The first thing that you'll want to dio is you'll want to make two lines about this length . These are going to be the sides of your boxes face. The next thing that we're going to do is we're going to close up these lines with a straight line and then down here at the bottom, we're going to make some slanted lines coming down, and then we're going to close up those slanted lines with one more line coming across. The next thing that we're going to do is we're going to go up to the top to make our Fox's ears, to make our Fox's ears. They have kind of pointy ears, so I'm going to make some triangles and then I'm going to come back down into the face to make some details. So coming down from about where my ear is, I'm going to make a straight line in a straight line, coming down from the other ear and then from here, I'm going to make a slanted line coming down. This way like that. Remember, this is a cartoon box, so it's not too realistic. Now let's make some circles for Fox's eyes, and then we'll put some smaller dots inside for the pupils. The next thing we're going to do is make his nose, which is just simply a triangle, and I like to fill mine in with black marker and then a straight line down for his mouth. His mouth has kind of tucked underneath his chin Here. If you want to make some small whiskers, go ahead and do that. The next thing that we're going to do is make our Fox's body. So we're going to make some straight lines down that go a little bit slanted. And then we're going to make some feet his front feet to make us front feet. You make two lines and then you make some toes. So line line in toes. Now we close up the bottom of our fox and to make his back legs, they're just going to be poking out from the side. So we just make shapes that look like this. So it's almost like a squared off see and escorted off backwards, See or are Fox's tail. We're going to make just a line that looks like this. It's a curved line. It's almost like a backwards letter s that's very stretched out. And then we come down when we come back in. All right, so that line comes down and comes back in. These lines are kind of tricky, so you might want to practice those a little bit. Now, what we're going to do is we're going to go back into the tail and make some zigzag lines because foxes do have a little white patch, uh, on the tip of their tail. Now let's go back into his body and make a white patch right here. So basically, this is an upside down letter. You and I like to keep this part of my fox white because sometimes you see patches of white on a box. The next thing that we're going to do is make a little bit of a background. You get to choose what kind of background you want to make for your box. But I'll get you started. So to make the ground to make the sand or the dirt that he is sitting on, we're just going to go. Maybe about halfway up his back leg and make a line jump over his body and then make another line like this. Remember, we never go right through. Our box is body because then he'll have a line through it. Now I'm going to make maybe some little pushes and you could make trees or flowers. Whatever you like to fill in the space around your fox. Alrighty. I hope you like this lesson. I'll see you next time by