Let’s research how to draw a camel. I made this drawing as convenient as possible. You will see in this tutorial that the steps are genuinely practicable even for an absolute beginner. Enlarge every drawing in the sequence beneath and you will see very certainly how easy it is.
You can draw this lovely camel solely in graphite pencil or make it until the cease of the tutorial and coloration it.
I constantly say that drawing animals is frequently a bit complex job…but, you will revel in this – how to draw a camel – tutorial due to the fact it sincerely IS very simple.
Maybe it is due to the fact of the lengthy legs and a little odd-looking body…I guess. Apart from that, camels are essential for humans dwelling in the desert.
As you in reality know, presently there are two surviving species of camels: one-humped camel AKA Dromedary Camel and two-humped camel AKA Bactrian Camel.
Today, you will analyze how to draw a one-humped – Dromedary Camel.
How to Draw Camel Step-By-Step
Draw two circles as guides for the camel’s body. The circles don’t have to be perfect. They’re just guides. The circle on the left should be a bit smaller than the one on the right. Don’t place them too far apart or the camel will end up too long.
Draw a smaller circle on the upper right side as a guide for the camel’s head. Camels have long necks, so don’t place the head too close to the body.
Draw a U-shaped arc on the right side of the head as a guide for the camel’s muzzle.
Draw a series of curved lines that connect the major shapes to form the camel’s neck and body. The line for the top of the body should bulge up more for the hump. The taller the curve on the line, the bigger the camel’s hump will be.
Draw four lines under the body (two below each circle) as guides for the legs. Camels have long legs, so draw long lines. Also bend the lines a bit near the middle.
Draw the camel’s eye inside the head on the upper right side. The shape of the eye is similar to a football. Shade the inside of the eye to create the eyeball and pupil. Leave a tiny circle unshaded for glare. Camels have long eyelashes to protect their eyes from sand, so draw bushy lines around the eye. Draw a few more lines around the eye for wrinkles and extra detail.
Draw the camel’s nose on the tip of the initial arc guide. First draw the outer structure of the nose using a few curved lines. Then draw the nostril as a small slit within the shape.
Draw the camel’s mouth using the initial arc as a guide. Draw the thick upper lip first and the mouth that stretches to the left. Then draw the smaller lower lip at the bottom.
Draw a small arc on the upper left side of the head for the camel’s ear. Draw some quick, short strokes at the base of the ear for the hair inside the ear.
Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the camel’s head. Darken the top and bottom lines and draw a curved line on the lower left side for the jaw line. Draw a few quick, short strokes throughout the head to represent fur and a few lines on the neck for folds of skin.
Draw the camel’s front legs by using the lines as guides. Follow the basic path of the guide line as you thicken up the first leg. Draw it lightly at first to get the structure right. When you’re happy with what you have, go ahead and darken it. As you darken the leg, give it an extra bump in the middle for the joint and make the top or base wider. Draw the camel’s wide feet with two toes at the bottom. Draw a nail at the end of each toe using curved lines. Draw the front leg on the other side the same way. Draw lightly at first to get the structure right as you follow the basic path of the guide line. Don’t forget the two toes at the bottom!
Use the other lines as guides to draw the camel’s hind legs. The base of the hind legs is thicker, and it extends farther into the body. Remember to sketch lightly at first and only darken the lines once you get the structure right. The camel’s hind legs bend back more at the joint than the front legs. The feet are wide at the bottom. Draw a few lines at the joint for wrinkles. Draw the hind leg on the other side using the same technique. Unlike many other animals, camels move both legs on one side of the body at the same time, so draw the legs accordingly.
Draw the rest of the camel’s body by using the remaining lines as guides. Darken the guide lines as you follow their basic path. Draw a few extra lines throughout the body for the folds of skin and patches of longer fur. Use quick, short strokes at the top of the camel’s hump as you darken it to represent the fur on top of it. Draw the tail on the left side next to the leg using quick, short strokes.
For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don’t worry about erasing all of them. It’s okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Add some shading to your camel drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
Camels have been ridden and used for military purposes since about 1200 BC in Arab nations and used for military purposes since about 500-100 BC. Some nations, including the U.S. and France have also used camels for military purposes.