How to draw African Savannah (+ coloring)

The child has heard about such country as Africa. The birds fly there when it’s autumn, there are crocodiles, elephants, lions there. Your child would like to see it all in real. Offer him or her  to draw African Savannah to help him or her to get to Africa.

Savannah is a steppe with rare trees and bushes, covered with tall dense grass. There are various animals, birds, insects there.

It will be interesting to your child to draw a new landscape. He or she can add some animals to the landscape in the end to make it look more realistic.

You need:
1

Horizon's line

First, divide a sheet of paper into two parts with the help of a horizon line. You need it to understand where you should draw trees  and where you should draw clouds.

Horizon's line

2

Foreground

Foreground is a part of the drawing, which is closer to us. Draw a small hill in the foreground because Savannah is uneven.

Foreground

3

Background

The items in the background are not clear. Depict the outline of the other hills which are far away with the help of wavy lines.

Background

4

Tree's trunk

Draw a tree trunk in the central ground. It’s more uneven than we get used to see.

Tree's trunk

5

Main branches

The most common trees of Africa are acacia trees and baobabs. These trees have thin trunks, but they have a very broad crowns where the animals like to be.

Main branches

That’s why the side branches should be bent to the sides. Let your child draw branches by himself or herself because you don’t  need any ruler to draw them.

Main branches

6

Small branches

Small branches go from the main ones. There are several of them on each main branch.

Small branches

The more branches you draw, the bigger will be the crown. Branches end on the same line.

Small branches

Draw the thick crown’s contours at the top.

Small branches

7

The sun

The sun is much closer to the Earth in Africa in comparison with northern countries. Draw it as a large circle which is half hidden behind the horizon.

The sun

Erase unnecessary lines.

The sun

8

Elephant's contours

Draw an elephant in the background of the sun – it’s one of the African animals.

Elephant's contours

9

Head

If you have the contours, form the animal’s head. Draw big ears, trunk and tusks.

Head

Correct the elephant ‘s drawing and erase unnecessary lines.

Head

10

Body

Make the animal’s lines more smooth and add small details.

Body

11

Tree crown

Draw the tree crown with the help of small wavy lines  which similar to the sheep’s fleece.

Tree crown

12

Clouds

There are also clouds in Savannah. But they are small and melt very quickly. Mark the location of the clouds with the help of short strokes.

Clouds

Draw fluffy tops at the lines’ top.

Clouds

13

Coloring

The main colors of Savannah are brown and orange. Even the grass has a yellowish color there. Color the trunk and branches of the tree in brown, the tree’s crown is green. The elephant is gray, the sky is blue and the sun is yellow or orange. You can also add another animals, for example, lion or tiger.

Coloring

Try to color this beautiful landscape online. This is an interesting and exciting activity which will help you and your children to spend  your free time great.

Choose how you want to paint.

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Collage of stages of drawing the African Savannah

Collage of stages of drawing the African Savannah



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