How to Draw a Guanaco

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Guanaco in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

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 Guanaco.

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

Step 1: Draw a right triangle, with the 90° corner on the bottom right side. On the bottom left corner, add a backwards number 3-shape for the lips. Draw a triangle in the top corner for the eye. Add a little triangle on the top so you have two ears.

Step 2: For the neck, draw a long downward curve behind the ears. Draw another curve like the first under the chin.

Step 3: Draw a big, curving J-shape behind the neck for the outline of the body.

Step 4: For the first front leg, draw two lines pointing straight down, behind the bottom of the neck. Draw a triangle on the bottom of the leg for the hoof.

Step 5: For the hind leg, draw two long, stretched S-shapes pointing straight down, by the rear end. Draw a triangle on the bottom for the hoof.

Step 6: Draw a curved line that connects the front leg and the hind leg. Draw another curving line beneath the first one.

Step 7: Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the second pair of legs.

Step 8: Add two little curved lines on the rear end for the tail. Your guanaco is complete! Now you can color it. Guanacos have a grey face. Their upper sides are typically light brown to dark read, with white undersides.

Interesting Facts about the Guanaco

The guanaco is a type of camelid that can be found in South America. These creatures are normally between 1 to 1.2 meters tall to their shoulder and will weigh around 90kg. There isn’t a large variation of color for these animals, normally appearing to be light brown to a dark reddish brown color with white on the underbelly and gray faces.

Did you know?

  • Though you may not assume these creatures with their thick wooly coats can run very fast, they are surprisingly able to achieve speeds of up to 35 miles per house, and are great swimmers as well
  • Not only do guanaco look like the common lama, but they also will spit when they are angry or irritated
  • Just like humans have eyelashes to keep dirt out of their eyes, guanaco have thick eyelashes to protect their eyes as they make home in windy areas
  • Unlike humans however, these creatures have four more the amount of red blood cells that humans have because they live in high altitudes where are lower levels of oxygen for them to breathe
  • The guanaco lives in a group much like a family that will consist of normally around 10 animals one being the dominate male, the rest being females and their offspring