Today I’ll be showing you how to draw a Woolly Mammoth. Mammoths are elephants’ famous ice age ancestors who roamed the earth up until about 4,000 years ago. Due to their similarity to modern day elephants, the process of drawing a mammoth will be similar, with a few key differences. So if you’d like to learn how to draw a woolly mammoth, grab a pencil and let’s go!
To get our mammoth stated, we will first need to draw a sort of bean shape that will serve as the base for its body.
Next, draw a large half-circle attached to the bean shape to form a base for the mammoth’s head.
Draw two large “S” shaped curves on each side of the mammoth’s head to form the sides of the skull.
Now we can erase our overlapping lines and draw the mammoth’s two small triangular shaped ears. One key difference between woolly mammoths and elephants is that mammoth ears are significantly smaller than those of elephants.
Next, close the face by drawing the mammoth’s long curved trunk extending down just below the bottom of the body.
On each side of the trunk we will now need to draw the woolly mammoth’s large upward curved tusks.
Near the back of the body, draw the mammoth’s small rear leg with a few curved nails at the bottom.
Next, draw the mammoth’s two front legs similarly to the rear leg. Unlike elephants, the mammoth’s front legs should be slightly longer than the rear legs.
Draw a large tuft of hair on top of the mammoth’s head, and a small almond shaped eye on the side of the mammoth’s head.
Following the mammoth’s outline, draw a few lines to suggest the wool coat that the mammoth is famous for.
All that’s left to do now is to give our mammoth some color. Their bodies are thought to be a dark brown color with the exception of a light beige for their tusks. And that’s that! I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw a woolly mammoth with me. If you did, be sure to stop back and check out all the rest of our tutorials. Happy drawing!