How to Draw a Camel
Drawing a camel shouldn't be difficult if you've ever tried drawing a Horse or a giraffe because the proportions are very similar. Of course, a camel has a distinct trait - two humps on the back that makes this animal very recognizable. We'll draw a camel in such a way so that its other unique features will be defined, making it look more realistic. Let's try drawing this wonderful animal step-by-step in #2 pencil.
First draw a horizontally positioned oval-shaped head. From it, extend the lines for your camel's neck and lower body. Small circles might help you with correct placement of its legs. It becomes a lot easier to draw other details after completing this initial outline.
Work on the contours of the upper body, including the two humps. In the end, you should have a rough draft of the camel's whole body. It is very important to convey the right proportions, so double-check your drawing before moving on to the next step.
At this point you need to add a tilt to your camel's head and finish working on the legs. Pay attention to its hooves - they are wide and flat. Its legs are straight compared to a horse, which makes it easy to draw them. Careful not to make the legs look too short or a camel might look like a Pony.
The hardest part is over! You are almost done with your drawing. All you have to do is go over the tentative lines pressing firmly on your pencil and add more expressive details to the camel's head.
Carefully erase all extra pencil lines and look - your camel almost comes off the page! Finish drawing the head: ears, nostrils, and mouth. The humps are covered in grass-like fur. Also draw big spots on the legs towards the belly. A camel rests on these calluses. You can go on to coloring your drawing right after adding a long tail to your camel's behind.
A camel's fur is practically the color of sand. This is why you can use color pencils if you decide not to shade in your drawing with #2 pencil. Definitely portray a dessert background to make the camel appear even more believable. Adding a few more camels in the distance next to dunes will bring your drawing a camel to life.