In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Camel 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 Camel.
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How to Draw a Camel - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Draw the snout and the mouth. The snout has a bump. The mouth is under the snout. It is much thinner than the snout.
Step 2: Now we draw the eye, nose and rest of the head. The bottom jaw is curved. The ear is at the top of the head right at the back.
Step 3: Draw both sides of the long neck. Think of a curvy 'L'.
Step 4: Now we draw the humped back.
Step 5: Next we add the front leg. It is wider at the top and narrower at the feet.
Step 6: Draw a nice curved belly and the hind leg. The back of the hind leg will line up with the camel's back you drew earlier.
Step 7: Now add a long, thin tail at the back. Make a round ball at the end of the tail. Draw in another front leg and another hind leg.
Interesting Facts about Camels
Camels belong to the Camelidae family that includes the llama, alpacas, and other even-toed animals, such as giraffes, goats, deer, antelope and others.
The earliest known camel was a small forest-dwelling creature that lived in North America nearly 50 million years ago.
Did you know?
- One-humped camels are of the dromedary species and two-humped camels of the Bactrian species.
- Camel humps are filled with fatty tissue and cannot hold water.
- A full adult male stands 6 feet 1 inch at the shoulder, with its hump being about a foot taller.
- All 14 million dromedaries and about 2 million Bactrian camels living today are domesticated, and roughly 1,000 Bactrian camels live wild in the Gobi desert of Mongolia and China.
- Nomad desert tribes use camel milk as a primary food and live on only camel’s milk for up to six months.
- For centuries, humans have eaten camel meat and continue to do so in some areas including Somalia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Libya.
Camels have been ridden and used for military purposes since about 1200 BC in Arab nations and used for military purposes since about 500-100 BC. Some nations, including the U.S. and France have also used camels for military purposes.