How to Draw an Addax

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Addax in 6 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 Addax.

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How to Draw an Addax - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a curved, slightly sideways V with two small lines in the point.

Step 2: Add a dot near the top end, with a small curved triangle next to it. Above this, draw an M-shape that bends slightly in the middle, and closes off when it meets the head.

Step 3: Draw a long curve with a bump in the middle behind the horns. Draw a line that angles down from the bottom end of the head, and a curved line below that.

Step 4: At the base of the neck, draw two lines straight down that end in a triangle. Draw a similar shape angling forward in front of it and a curve going behind it.

Step 5: At the end of the belly, draw two lines angling down and back, ending in a triangle. In front of this shape, draw two lines that go straight down and then bend down and forward, ending in a triangle.

Step 6: Behind the front leg, draw a line that angles up and back and then bends up to meet the back. Draw a small curve that goes out and back, connecting the rear end and hind leg. Done!

Interesting Facts about Addax

The Addax is an antelope that lives on the deserts of Africa. They stand 95 to 115 centimeters tall and 110 to 130 centimeters long. They have wide hooves to help them get over desert sand. They are a light grey color with dark foreheads. Two rounded white stripes cover their cheeks and the inside of their ears and underparts are also white. Addaxes have long twisted cork-screw shaped horns; both females and males have these horns. An Addax does it’s eating at night. Their favorite food is grass and herbs.

Did you know?

  • During hot weather, an Addax digs a trench in the sand to make shade for itself.
  • A female has to be 3 years old before she can mate.
  • Addaxes are much endangered because they over-hunted.
  • It takes 2 years for a male be ready to mate.
  • An Addax can live up to 25 years old.

Activity: Buy some simple plastic headbands and pipe cleaners. Wrap one end of the pipe cleaner around the headband. Hot glue it into place if you need too. Add another one a few inches over and glue it into place. Then wrap the stand portion of the pipe cleaner around a pencil. Make a cork-screw pattern on the pencil. Then pull the pencil out of the curly cue. When your class arrives give them each a headband and your herd of Addaxes are ready for their lesson.