I remember as a kid I used to love those Ed Emberly's how-to-draw books. I'm sure I still use some of the ideas I learned from those.
And it's in that spirit that I'm starting another new feature here at the cartoon blog, How To Draw tutorial infographics!
First up is how to draw a cartoon elephant! (Click on the image below to enlarge it.)
Not bad, huh? It's amazing what you can accomplish with basic shapes and letter forms! Feel free to grab it, use it, and pass it around. (If you post it I'd of course appreciate a link back.)
For testing purposes, and a bit of fun, I asked my kids to take a crack at the elephant to see how it worked. Here are their drawings:
My 5-year-old girl's
My 8-year-old boy's
Pretty good if I do say so myself!!
So there you go! Now you can draw your very own cartoon elephant! Go forth and trumpet all about your new talent!
(BTW, I've also got some elephant cartoons if you're interested.)