To draw a cartoon elephant, exaggerate expressions, shapes, and colors. Keep your detail lines to a minimum and instead use shading and gradients to convey depth. If a more realistic drawing is what you have in mind, you’ll want to dive into the intricacies of wrinkles and shading on an elephant’s skin.
Use these steps to launch your elephant drawing, and your skills, to the next level. Then experiment with different techniques, poses, and angles to draw a different character every time.