How to Draw a Tapir Step by Step

How to Draw a Tapir with this how-to video and step by step drawing instructions. This easy tapir tutorial is perfect for younger children looking to learn how to draw.

How to Draw a Tapir

Please see Tapir drawing tutorial in the video below

You can refer to Tapir simple step by step drawing guide below

Step 1. Sketch the body

Outline the oval shape of the body. Remember to emphasize the tapir’s long snout!

Step 2. Draw the eyes

Draw the eyes by creating a shaded circle.

Step 3. Add ears

First, sketch the shape of the pointed ears. Next, draw a curved line forming the inside of the ear.

Step 4. Attach the legs

First, sketch the tapir’s long, slender legs attached to its lower body. Next, create the claws by drawing three triangles attached to the bottom of each leg.

Step 5. Add fur pattern

Add the hair pattern on the tapir’s body by drawing wavy lines as shown.

Step 6. Complete the tapir drawing

Let’s complete the tapir drawing by adding some color! First, use a black pen to fill in the inside of the ear. Next, color in the pattern on the tapir’s back and tail with a white pen. Now, fill in the claws with a light gray pencil. Finally, use a dark gray pencil to color in the rest of the tapir’s body.

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