In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Vicuna in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Vicuna.
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How to Draw a Vicuna - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Let's draw a Vicugna b y starting with the head. Draw a round cone shape with two pointy ears at the top.
Step 2: Add an almond shape for the eye and few small lines at the front for the mouth and nose. Their teeth never stop growing, so they have to be constantly eating.
Step 3: Draw a few straight lines for the long neck. The Vicugna is a smaller camel, and can grow to be about 3 feet tall.
Step 4: Now, draw the back by making a long curved line.
Step 5: Add the fur around the neck using a squiggly square shape. The wool of the Vicuna is soft and warm and is shaved and sold to make clothes.
Step 6: Draw the front leg by making two straight lines downward that make a small foot at the end.
Step 7: Now, add the second leg just to the left of the first one.
Step 8: For the first hind leg, draw two lines in an 'L shape that curve at the bottom to make feet.
Step 9: Add a curved line for the belly, and the second hind leg just behind the other one. Color the top of the Vicuna light brown, and keep the belly white.
Interesting Facts about Vicunas
A Vicuna is a small camel that lives in the Andes Mountains of South America. They are found in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. They like high rocky places and tough grass to eat. A Vicuna’s teeth are always growing so they have to be constantly eating. The wool of a Vicuna is thick and warm; it is a light brown color in the back with a long white hairy chest. The animal likes salt which it is constantly licking off rocks and drinking ocean water. The Vicuna weighs about 75-140 lbs. and stands about 3 feet tall.
Did you know?
- Chile and Peru have organized special wildlife parks to keep the Vicuna off the Endangered Species list. It is Peru’s national animal.
- A Vicuna family consists of 1 male, 5-15 females, and their offspring. A Vicuna can only produce one calf at a time.
- The Vicuna was hunted for their wool at one time. Now they are protected still sheared for their wool.
- Vicuna wool is sold for $300 per Kilogram.
- The Inca tribe believe that the Vicuna were a sacred animal and the wool was only worthy of their royalty.
Activity: If possible visit a sheep farm. If not, then declare a “sweater day” and learn about the different kinds of commercial wool.