In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Klipspringer in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Klipspringer.
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How to Draw a Klipspringer - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First draw the head and horns. The head is an upside down "U". At the top left side of the head draw a long pointy ear. To the right of the ear draw a very thin pointy horn. Next to the horn is another ear. Then draw another thin horn.
Step 2: At the bottom of the first ear line is a round eye. Just inside the right head line is another circle that makes the nose. Add a half circle just above the nose to make the other eye.
Step 3: Continue the right head line down and curve it down and to the left. Bend the left head line sharply to the left. Gradually curve it back down to make the rump.
Step 4: At the bottom of the rump line draw a long line down to make the hind leg. Make the hoof squarish at the bottom of the line and then draw another line back up. The top of the hind leg will curve out slightly. It is the same length as the first leg line.
Step 5: Draw the other hind leg. Start the leg about halfway up the right line of the first leg. Angle it down and to the right. Bend it sharply back up to the top of that leg line. Then bend it sharply to the right towards the belly line.
Step 6: At the end of the belly line draw two lines down to make the front leg. This leg is the same width and length as the first hind leg. Join the leg line back up to the right body line.
Step 7: To the right of the first front leg draw another front leg. Make it the same width and length as the other front leg.
Step 8: Lastly, draw the fur patterns. There are short curved lines on the knees and neck. Don't forget the hoof lines.
Interesting Facts about the KLIPSPRINGER
The Klipspringer is a member of the mammal group and the scientific term for them is Oreotragus oreotragus. This animal is a small species of African antelope. The word klipspringer means “rock jumper” in the Afrikaans language. They live from South Africa to Ethiopia, in mountain regions, rocky woodlands, and grassy deserts. These creatures do not need to drink, since the types of vegetation that they eat contains sufficient moisture for their hydration.
Did you know?
- This animal was first documented in 1783.
- The species is about 2 feet tall.
- This animal’s feet are about 1/4 of an inch in diameter.
- Their 4 hooves can stand on a single coin.
- The pregnancy lasts about 214 days.
Their thick and dense coat with a black and white speckled pattern of fur is almost an olive color. They use this appearance to camouflage themselves against the terrain, but can usually escape predators by climbing the rocks. This species does not group together in large numbers, but instead gather in breeding pairs. They mate for life, and take turns feeding, with one eating and the other looking for predators. These animals have a low population amount, but are considered to be the least concern for the possibility of extinction.