How To Draw A Zebra. The zebra is a single-hoofed animal that sports distinctive black and white striped fur. As a member of the Equivale family, zebras are closely related to horses and donkeys. Since zebras are native to Africa, we are less likely to see a zebra up close and personal. Why not learn to draw a zebra instead? Luckily, we’ve created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a zebra, summarized in 9 easy and simple steps.
To make drawing a zebra easier, each instruction comes with an illustration as a visual guide. Plus, all you need is a sheet of paper and a pencil! Have fun, and use your artistic skills! You can draw many more character like drawing of batman, Anubis drawing, cat drawing, cobra drawing, blueberry drawing, coconut drawing and many more drawing for kids.
Start by drawing a diagonal line that forms the mane of the zebra. Add two small oval shapes for the ears with pointed ends on either side of the mane. The mane and ears should be drawn on the top left of the paper to allow enough room for the entire head and body of the zebra. To ensure this, you can create reference lines by drawing horizontal and vertical line that intersects on the paper. This guide should divide your paper into four squares: the one in the upper left corner marks where you should start drawing.
Draw a curved, bumpy shape under the zebra’s mane and ears. This includes the body of the zebra’s lead. Consider emphasizing the muzzle of the zebra by lengthening it slightly.
Extend the lines of the zebra’s mane to the top of its head to finish the entire mane. Bring the bar under the curve, outlining the form of the mane. Make sure the mane is pointing down, as shown in the illustration.
Draw a curved line under the zebra’s head to form the neck. Next, draw an irregular sideways oval directly connected to the zebra’s neck and head. This has the entire torso of the zebra. Avoid pressing too hard with the pencil when sketching the zebra’s body. It’s important to draw with light strokes to easily remove any parts of the outline you don’t need later.
Under the zebra’s chest, draw two parallel vertical lines with a horizontal line at the bottom. This creates a front leg for the zebra. Next, draw a similar shape next to the first front leg to complete the two front legs of the zebra. Since the zebra looks to the sides, the front leg on the back is not fully visible. Remember to erase the overlapping torso lines inside the legs! This will ensure that your drawing looks clean and, more importantly, refined.
Repeat the previous step under the bottom back of the zebra. This makes the pair of hind portions of the zebra. After this step, all four portions of the zebra should be fully formed, as indicated in the illustration above.
Draw a curved shape with a pointed tip attached to the lower back of the zebra. This forms the thick, hairy tail of the zebra.
Draw several parallel lines along the length of the zebra’s mane. Then draw a curve at the bottom of its body, outlining the bottom of the zebra. Next, draw a line along the edge of the four legs of the zebra to create the hooves.
The zebra would only be complete with its unique stripes all over its fur, so that’s what we’ll be drawing in this step. Draw several pointed shapes on the top edge of the zebra’s torso. Be sure to add similar designs on all four legs of the zebra too! Now, to complete your drawing, add the facial features. Continue by drawing a standing oval shape for the eyes and a small circle for the nose on the muzzle. Finally, draw a shape inside the ear following its shape.
The most exciting part comes: choosing the colours and colouring the zebra! This is where you can show off your artistic skills, especially your ability to mix and match different colours. As we all know, zebra fur is black and white. You can color the zebra using its original or unique set of colours. We recommend doing the latter so you can customize your drawing and get the most out of your experience! Have fun playing with colours, and watch the zebra come to life!