how to draw a cute elephant face

How to Draw a Cute Elephant Face

I love drawing cute chibi animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a cute elephant face step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

9 - color the elephant's facial features

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a cute elephant face – Step by step for beginners

I always start with simple shapes so that anyone can do this drawing.

Let’s start with the top of the elephant’s face – we’ll draw a simple curve like this.

1 - draw the top of the elephant's head

Next, I will draw the elephant’s face.

I’m going to leave 2 gaps and then draw a bell-shaped curve like this:

2 - draw the elephant's face

Take your time with this – these shapes are crucial to getting our little elephant to look adorable.

Next, draw the elephant’s ears – I’m just going to draw the top of the ears.

3 - start drawing the ears

Next, finish the bottom part of the ears by drawing smaller curves like this:

4 - draw the bottom part of the ears

Now, we are going to draw a small little trunk like this:

5 - draw the trunk

Next, draw the end of the trunk and then draw a small indentation on the trunk.

6 - draw the rest of the trunk

Finish the elephant’s face by adding some details. Add 2 small eyes and a curl on top of its head – I just did this to enhance its cute factor.

7 - draw the elephant's eyes

We’re done!

To complete our elephant face drawing, let’s color it.

So, color the elephant’s face any color you want – I’m using blue because I feel like giving him that baby blue color.

8 - color the elephant's face

Next, I’m going to add some details to the elephant by adding pink ears and 2 blush spots.

9 - color the elephant's facial features

And we’re done!

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You’ve learned how to draw a cute elephant’s face from scratch.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute elephant face. You can also use this as an elephant face reference drawing.

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, check out these books!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

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