How to Draw a Dromedary Camel

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

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Dromedary Camel.

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How to Draw a Dromedary Camel - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the camel's head. It is rounded on one side, with bumps on top and a small w for the mouth.

Step 2: Now draw some facial features--add a line for the mouth, a jellybean shape for the nose, a curve for the chin, and an @ for the eye.

Step 3: Give your camel a long neck and a hump on its back.

Step 4: Now draw the front leg. Camels have long, lean legs.

Step 5: Draw the second front leg the same way you made the first one.

Step 6: Draw the hind leg and a stubby tail.

Step 7: Draw the other hind leg. You are finished with your dromedary camel! If you'd like to color it, they run from tan to dark brown.

Interesting Facts about Dromedary Camels

Dromedary Camels live in the Middle East. They are a pack animal that stores water in a hump on its back to cope with the hot desert climate. A Dromedary Camel is 10 feet long and 6-7 feet tall. Their bodies are covered with course shaggy hair. It is longer on the neck and the hump. Dromedary Camels are often seen scratching themselves with their teeth and hind legs. They will even roll in sand for relief. Camels eat any desert plant no matter how thorny or tough.

Did you know?

  • Dromedary Camels can survive losing 40% of the water in their bodies.
  • Travel in groups of 2-20. They walk one at a time.
  • The second largest camel in the world. The first is the Batrian Camel.
  • Dromedary Camels live to be around 50 years old.
  • A female Dromedary Camel can only have one calf at a time.

Activity: Draw the torso and head of a Dromedary Camel. Distribute it to the students and let them color it with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. When they finish with it, then cut the camel out and pin 2 clothes pins to the bottom of the drawing. The camel will sit on the clothespins like legs.