# How to draw a Zebra

**Grid step**

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.

2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.

3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.

4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

**Step 1**

Mark off the width and height of the zebra. Draw two ovals for its head and body. Draw a guideline for the head.

**Step 2**

Outline a circle for the hip. Add a smooth line to define the shape of the back and crest.

**Step 3**

Delineate the zebra’s muzzle and its neck. Mark the places for the knees, hocks and an eye.

**Step 4**

Draw guidelines for the legs. Add the chest and ears of the zebra.

**Step 5**

Outline the legs and tail.

**Step 6**

Delineate the joints and hooves. Add an eye, mouth and nostril.

**Step 7**

Work on the zebra, paying special attention to details.

**Step 8**

Contour the animal, trying to vary the blackness and thickness of the line. Add some details and grass. Erase all guidelines.

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