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How to Draw an Elephant Seal Step by Step

How to Draw an Elephant Seal Step by Step

The easy step-by-step drawing instructions below.

Step 1

Outline ovals and circles as outline lines to represent the seal’s body mass. Draw this gently using an HB pencil or #2. Make sure to draw it in the same way as shown in the photo.

Step 2

Lightly draw two long red lines like in the picture.

Step 3.

You can draw curving lines that represent those of the seal’s flippers. They’re not quite the same, so keep an watch on the places they are.

Step 4

Then draw the eyes and the snout of the seal. This is also known as the proboscis.

Step 5

Draw a line your lines on the right side of the seal. Be aware of how the lines connect to the instructions . Don’t overlook the beach or his flippers, and the part of the pile that is ahead.

Step 6

This time, draw the right side of the seal including his furry hat with adorable little toes. Make sure to include the other part of the shoreline.

Step 7

I created this line drawing specifically for beginners and you won’t need to think twice. If you do not want to draw the shading or pencil blending, then you can end here. If not, we’ll move on in the second step.

Step 8

There are a few additional specifics. Draw lines that represent his wrinkles and scattered areas. Take a look at where these lines go in order to create shadows.

Step 9

This is the most perfect line drawing specifically designed for you. If you don’t wish to work on shading and pencil blending, then you can put it aside. If not, carry on with the drawing.

Step 10

Here’s a sketch drawn using the 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Take a close look and determine whether your lines appear like this. You can erase them if certain parts like the nose or eyes do not align. Make use of your kneaded eraser. the eraser kneaded to remove shadow contours and dark lines for an appearance that is more realistic when shade. Shade shifts from dark to light (or reverse) must be smooth…no sharp lines. Take your time it’s not as hard as you might think. As you take more photos this will be much easier for you.

Step 11

This time, my Acrylics as well as 9B dot pencils took the crown! Sandpaper, the newest child on the block, needs to lean on my incredible Titanium White or Opaque Watercolors to make sure they hit the high-lights! Yaaah! Try it and you’ll enjoy it!

Step 12

The picture that is included with this step shows two distinct ways of holding your pencil in order to create certain effects. Perfect holding a pointed pencil when writing normally with your fingers placed in the middle or near the tip will give you precise control and fine/detailed strokes. Be aware that you should hold it at an angle of 45 degrees, or close to the table, placing the tip in your palm, keeping the pencil flat. This gives you a wide coverage. With the #2 pencil you’ll see the lead edge exposed for shading. However, for a greater area, you can use the Cretacolor Monolith graphite pencil which does not have the wooden case. The whole part that is sharpened is made of lead, exactly as in the image of the process. It is a good idea to practice toning values to keep your control.

Step 13

Special effects! How do you make the scales and gills that appear on mushrooms? The secret is in how that you grip the pencil as well as the kind of edge you use for the pencil. These will be discussed in a future step. Take a look at the various results during this step. Try these strokes out and notice the different.

Step 14

CONE, CUBE, BALL and CYLINDER are all-purpose shapes found in the natural world. They help you learn the best ways to color, create textures, and much more. Learn these shapes and simplify the subject or landscape that you are viewing. TONE, SHADINGand SHADOW and TEXTURE: Tone is the color of the object shadows are the portion of the object which is away from the light source, and shadows created on objects are usually rough smooth sharp, hilly dense and so on. It is the impression or look that an item has.

Step 15

It is possible to use an eraser made of rubber to create reflectors for the sides of stems and caps within the dimensions of the first and in the gills of the second and at the base of the stem. Be aware that the light reflected isn’t pure white; it’s middle-tone. Blending tools can give a more smooth tone to drawings… Toilet paper or tissue provides an even tone for large areas and fills with many strokes of pencil. Blend toruses or stumps in smaller areas which I have used for backgrounds and mushrooms. If you’ve got enough graphite you can display lines, textures or smaller shaded areas. Great, isn’t it? YES! The band is rockin’ rolling right now! Let’s get started by taking the next step.

Step 16

This image is a fantastic exercise in value shading. I have a hidden trick to help you simplify the process. You can download it on your desktop. Simply click the image in order to be able to access to the full-size version. When you right-click on the mouse you can choose “Save image As.” The image will save the image to your desktop.

Step 17

After printing out a few of the above samples Try shading them in values such as this. It helps you become familiar with this shading technique , which gives you greater ability to control your shading and more confidence.

Step 18

It is the first step to begin using pastel color. If you sketch out the entire image in pencil and then draw small lines or circles to shade areas. It can take hours to cover the entire space with an eraser. I chose to shade using pastels. With just a few strokes, I could cover the entire area. Apply a medium-to-dark gray light onto the seal and to the beach. I applied dark gray to the shadowed areas of the flippers. It’s a mess and that’s exactly how beginning projects emerge. Keep at it and continue applying layers of black, gray, and white layers. You’ll get a fantastic outcome.

Step 19

Here , I employed the blend stump I had to “draw” additional folds. I also added shadows on the bodies of seals. I combined soft with paper towels to provide more smoothness on seals and beaches. I walked around the areas that were lined using my kneaded eraser, which helped cleanse the white.

Step 20

In the beginning, I sketched some shading on the body to highlight the highlights and wrinkles. Once I had mixed my pencil and my stump, you will observe a smoother change when you apply. I used my eraser that I kneaded and cut down the shade of the outline in the seal. Then , I sprayed the artwork using “Krylon workable Fixatif” to stick the pastels and pencils to the paper to create a smooth and usable paper.

Step 21

I add the background using the background using a light gray medium to dark gray chalk. I smooth out the background using paper towels along with the blended stump. Then, I added dots and shadows to the sand using my graphite pencil studying the image. Additionally, I added details on the seal’s chest using white chalk and blended it slightly.

Step 22

Gosh! I coated all the edge of my background using 9B Graphite Crayons, very smooth. Then I included reflectors to the seal’s flippers, muzzle , and back to give it a pop! Also, I added darker outline to the shadow of the seal to ensure that it doesn’t get lost in the sand. To help you understand particular areas of highlights, tones, textures and more, the following two steps will help you understand.

Step 23

Without highlights, your artwork will appear flat. Learn how to create your own pop-up photo!

Step 24

Click here to find out the way Tone, Shade, Texture and Reflection influence Reflection, Tone and Shade affect Elephant Seal. Visit Wikipedia for more detailed information about these sea floor seals. I am closing right now. All of you are wonderful and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work together on this tutorial. Share, like, and show your appreciation here. I’ll be sure to reply to you soon or at the end of the day. Peace, love, joy, success and more arrive!

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