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How To Draw A Picture of A Giraffe
Drawing a picture of a giraffe is a creative way to create African safari animal art for the walls of a home. If you love to draw pictures of animals, I highly suggest trying your hand at sketching a giraffe. Look for creative commons photos you can use as reference photographs for your sketch, or perhaps you will get lucky like I did and find some old safari pictures someone was just going to throw away. In the stash of African animals from a safari that someone was simply going to toss, I have literally found hundreds of beautiful images. For my giraffe sketch I decided to focus on only one of the giraffes, and I only included a few branches around my creature. Take a look at the pictures below to see how my giraffe sketch came to life. If you really enjoy drawing giraffes, you might even consider making your own giraffe cartoon strip and uploading it as a video to YouTube.
Giraffes happen to be one of my favorite African animals, so I thought drawing a picture of one would be the perfect way to have a piece of art that I an enjoy every day.
Before I begin a sketch I always like to have a reference photograph in mind. For the giraffe sketch I am using one of the pictures from a stash of African safari pictures that were simply going to be stored in a basement of perpetuity. I happily rescued the collection of African animal photos to use as reference for my art projects, and you can see the pop-up card for which I drew a picture of two African lions awhile back.
As I sketched in the details of the giraffe I decided to only put a few edible branches near his head. My interpretation of this drawing is that my giraffe has ate the top leaves, and now he is working on the lower branches.
Coloring The Giraffe
I began coloring in the giraffe by first adding the light yellow portions to his neck and head. Next, I used a vibrant cerulean colored pencil to fill in the sky around the giraffe.
As I colored in the background behind the giraffe, I became quite excited because I knew my art project was coming to a completion.
When I am finished drawing I always like to scan my art work, so I can pick up details that cannot always been seen with a photograph. I quite like how the colored pencils created such a rich illustration for the walls of my home. You can learn how to draw animals by checking out drawing books from the library, or you can even order books on how to draw animals from Amazon.
I created a video of the completed giraffe sketch, which illustrates how vibrant the drawing appears. Now I can frame my picture and enjoy looking at my giraffe each day. Framing your art work is also a creative and frugal way to make gifts for family and friends.
Also, I turned my giraffe illustration into a shirt I now love to wear, which shows how art can have more than one purpose. It can be used to create a unique wardrobe as well.