Drawing a zebra sounds simple, but some steps help you draw a zebra in some simple steps. In this tutorial, we are learning how to draw a zebra for kids.
In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of a zebra for kindergarten. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners.
Art Materials & Equipment
- Pencil Color
- Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
- Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
- Compass (Alternative)
Zebras are African equines that are striped with black and white coats. It’s quite common to see zebras at zoos. They move, gallop and trot like horses thus, resembling them a lot. They are known as wild animals since they are not domesticated. They fall into the Equidae family where the horses and donkeys are also included. There are three different types of species of Zebras and we are going to learn more about them in this article.
Zebras mostly sleep while standing which is similar to that of horses. Their way of communication with each other is by snorting, barking, or whinnying
The wild zebras can have a lifespan of 25 years. The height at the shoulder varies from 1.1 to 1.5 m and they can weigh around 200 kg to 450 kg. Zebras have large and rounded ears. It is not possible to ride zebras, unlike horses.
This is because they are aggressive and can kick or bite if one gets closer to them. Zebras make a lot of noises which include snorting, braying, and high pitched barking to communicate within a group. These herbivores animals can run at the speed of 66 km/hr and sometimes outpace their natural predators as well.
Characteristics of zebra:-
- Zebras are one of the most peculiar species due to the presence of black and white stripes on their back.
- They are typically found in Savannahs, treeless grasslands, scrublands, mountains and coastal hilly areas.
- Zebras are social animals and they prefer to live in small family groups.
- Globally there are 3 species of zebras, i.e. Plain Zebras, Grevy’s Zebra, and Mountain Zebra.
- Lifespan of Zebra varies between 20 to 30 years.
- Average height of Zebra lies between 3.5-5 ft and can weigh up to 460 kg.
- Female zebras give birth to one offspring at a time and the gestation period lies between 12 to 13 months.
- Baby Zebras or foals are born with stripes that are mostly brown and white in colour at the time of birth.
- Foals weigh up to 70 pounds at the time of birth and begin grazing in one week.
- Foals take 7 to 16 months of time to become grown-up adults.
Steps To Draw A Zebra
Follow the steps below to easily draw a zebra step by step.
We are starting by drawing an oval like shape for drawing the zebra’s head and the oval should be facing the right side and draw a straight line and curve line for the neck of the zebra as like below in the image. ( Roughly )
Now, draw the zebra’s head, draw a curve line in the head, mouth and neck for the drawing the zebra’s head, draw according to it. ( Fairly )
Now, again draw a big oval for drawing the body and stomach of the zebra and draw four legs(two at the front and two at the back) draw as shown in the drawing below. ( Roughly )
Similarly, now draw curve line to draw the back of the zebra and in the front side draw two legs, start by drawing hind leg and make it a bit long legs (long thin legs for ease and efficient movement) and also draw hoof at last, again repeat the same step to draw another leg, draw as shown in the drawing below. ( Fairly )
Then, now curve line to draw underbelly of the zebra and draw back legs, draw hind leg curve it to draw foot and draw hoof and repeat the same step to draw another leg, draw according to it. ( Fairly )
Similarly, now draw a cute tail in the back and draw tail tuft as in the drawing below.. ( Fairly )
After that, now draw a mane in the side of the head (upright bristly,black and white mane with black border) and draw ears(large upright ears), draw as drawn in the drawing below. ( Fairly )
Similarly, now erase the rough lines which we have drawn in earlier steps (Step 1 & 3).
Then, now draw a small circle inside the head and inside that draw another small circle for eyes and inside eye draw again small circle and colour it black and leave it a bit white spot. Again now draw the eyebrow in the top of the eye as shown in the image below.
Again, now draw nostrils of the zebra and draw a smiling face as shown in the drawing below.
Now, draw black and white spots of the zebra, draw zig-zag lines and curve lines to draw the zebra’s shoulder, and draw in the half of the body as shown in the drawing below.
Lastly, now again draw black and white spots of the zebra, draw zig-zag lines and curve lines to draw the zebra’s shoulder, and draw all of the parts of the body as shown in the drawing below.
Colouring a Zebra
After the drawing of the cute zebra is completed we move forward with colouring the zebra. For colouring, we had chosen some basic colours. You can fill colour according to our wish too.
- Light Brown
Final Image of Zebra
After colouring, we get a cute zebra. You can use a pencil colour(We made it digital). Alternatively, you even can change colours while colouring.
Finally, we draw a cute zebra and colour it beautifully. I hope you find our tutorial easy.
This is how you can draw a zebra for beginners easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.