How to Draw a Boar

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Boar in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Boar.

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How to Draw a Boar - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a boar, which is a bit like a pig. Start by making the head with a curving line that starts at its head, then curves down, bending up slightly to make the snout. Then make a corner and a slanted line down to make the flat nose. Make another corner with a slanted line going up to make the upper lip. Add another line, initially flat, starting about halfway up the top lip, and going back to make his chin.

Step 2: Add two half ovals to make the ears, and a small full oval to make the eye. Add a line just behind the nose to give it some detail.

Step 3: Let's keep drawing the neck by making a flat line to goes back. Then curve it down to start making the leg. Make it look a bit like a tree, with little hoofs instead of roots! The leg shoudl go back up and curve away slightly.

Step 4: Now let's make another tree shape infront of the first leg. Don't bother drawing the back side of the leg, but make sure you add teh hoofs at the bottom!

Step 5: Now let's make the back and the belly. Both will be curved lines, but the back will start just behind the head, and curve around and down to make the rear. The belly should be a small line, leaving space for the back legs.

Step 6: Now let's fill that blank space with a big back leg! The lines should curve down into a little tree shape, with small hooves at the bottom

Step 7: One last tree shape just in front of the back leg. Try to make it slanted slightly towards the front. Lastly put in a small tail with two lines that connect with a small curve. Now you've drawn a boar!

Interesting Facts about Boars

Boars, also called wild boars, are native to Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. They are one species of pigs. They are known for their large heads and tusks. Other names for boars are razorbacks, wild hogs, wild pigs, wild swine, and European boars. There are between four to 25 subspecies of boars.

Did You Know?

  • Female boars are called sows and babies are called piglets. Males are simply called boars.
  • Boars dig for food using their snout.
  • Boars are nocturnal mammals; they only come out at night to find food.
  • Female boars live in groups called sounders, which consists of six to 30 females and their young.
  • Boars typically sleep for 12 hours a day.
  • Female boars give birth to four to six piglets. They are born in nests made of moss, leaves, and grass.
  • In some countries, people raise boars on farms and eat their meat. For many centuries, they were hunted for their tusks, which caused some subspecies to become extinct.

The boar’s diet is diverse. They eat berries, grasses, leaves, fruits, and flowers. Boars also eat animals such as mice, lizards, snakes, and worms. They are also known to feed on nuts and animals killed and left behind by others.