How To Draw A Camel with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Start by drawing an irregular horizontal oval on the top left side of the paper. The right oval has a larger right side than its left side.
This forms the outline of the camel’s head. Don’t forget to draw a curved line that overlaps the bottom left part of the contour to form the camel’s mouth.
To ensure that the camel will be drawn in the center, you can create reference lines by drawing an intersecting horizontal and vertical line on your paper.
These instructions will divide your paper into four rectangular blanks. The space in the upper left corner of the paper marks the spot where you should draw the outline of the camel’s head.
Sketch the camel’s head and waist
Draw a long, narrow curved shape below the head to form the camel’s long neck.
Then draw the shape of the body with a large bump at the top — one of the camel’s most distinctive physical features!
Remember to use light strokes when drawing the outline of the camel’s head and body. Avoid pressing down too hard with the pencil so that you can easily erase some parts of the contour later that you may not need anymore.
Extra hump on camel’s body
Add a bunch of hay or grass to the bump on the camel’s body. This makes it easier for people to ride on camels without injury.
The layer of hay on top of a camel’s hump can be formed by simply drawing several spikes. The pointed shapes should be clustered side by side forming an inclined oval.
Next, Draw the camel’s right leg
Draw two hoofed legs on the right side of the camel’s body. This forms both the camel’s right front leg and right hind leg.
Make sure to add a bump in the middle of each leg. This simulates the bony structure of a camel, thus making your drawing look real!
After drawing the camel’s right leg, don’t forget to erase any lines from the overlapping outline inside the leg. This makes your drawings more refined, and most importantly, neat and tidy!
Complete all four legs of the camel
Repeat the previous step on the opposite side of the camel’s body. This creates the camel’s left front and rear legs, thus completing its four legs!
Since the camel faces to the left, its left foot is only partially visible, as shown in the illustration above.
Then draw the camel’s ears
Draw an oval with slightly pointed ends on each side of the camel’s head. This creates the camel’s ears.
Camels usually have short and erect ears, so keep that in mind when drawing the ears. Make sure you also remove some parts of the head contour that overlap the ears!
Then add the camel’s tail
Draw a long, narrow line with a tuft of hair at the end that connects directly to the camel’s lower back. This forms the camel’s tail.
The tail can be created just by drawing two parallel lines while the tuft is as easy as drawing an upside down teardrop shape. Don’t forget to add thin strokes to the pointed end of the bun for extra texture!
Draw a large standing oval on the camel’s face near its ears. This creates the outline of the camel’s eye.
Then draw an upward curved shape with a short vertical line slightly curved at the bottom. This creates the camel’s nose right above its mouth.
Now draw the Camel’s facial features
Complete the look by drawing a camel’s eyes and inner ear!
Proceed by drawing a small oval in the outline of the eyes that we drew in the previous step. Then draw a smaller circle inside the oval.
Shade the entire oval while leaving the small circle unobscured. This creates a dramatic “sparkling eyes” effect.
For the inner ear, simply draw a shape inside the ear following its outline. And there you have it!
Now that we have successfully drawn a camel, it’s time for the most interesting part. Finally, we will color the camel!
Camels are mostly light brown with a hint of gray. You can choose to color the camel with its original color or use another color! We recommend the following so you can customize your artwork.
You can also use multiple colors to create a multicolored camel. The color you will use is completely up to you! Have fun with colors!