How to draw rhino

How to draw rhino or Rhinoceros. Learn to draw rhino step by step with easy to follow instruction. Again this time is another wild animal or creature so I decided to sketch something basic. Practice drawing animals is always a good way to explore different forms of anatomy design. To be a well rounded concept artist, especially creature concept artist, you must practice animal drawings. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a rhino from basic geometry shapes to start off with until final gray scale drawing or illustration. Rhino is one of my most favorite animal, they are massive, strong and look pre-historic. They look like something from a fantasy novel of some sort.
Rhino is characterized by its large size, with all of the species able to reach one ton or more in weight. They are herbivore. They have thick protective skin formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure and a large horn. Rhinos have a sort of attack-first-and-ask-questions-later attitude. When a rhino catches the scent of a human or anything else unfamiliar, it is likely to charge. Rhinos can’t see well, so they sometimes charge objects like trees and rocks, mistaking them as threats.

Here is a drawing of Rhino or Rhinoceros

rhino drawing

rhino drawing

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Below are step by step how to draw a rhino along with instruction. When drawing animal, the best practice is to observe them in the zoo and life draw.  You can do it in the wild, well if you are lucky enough.  Using references is also a good practice, but seeing them in real life is a lot better for your practice.  Step one, I just capture the biggest shape I saw first.  So I drew a shape for its body and massive head shape.  I tend to simplify the subject when I start drawing to get the correct proportion first.  Step two, once I have the main part of the subject and its proportion, then I start adding other element such as ears, horns, and legs.   I still keep it simple at this stage.  Step three, once I have the correct proportion and shape, I can start refine the drawing and make it a simple rhino drawing.  Step four, (you can do this if you want to) I assigned simple value for light and shadow.  Step five, I slowly craft out detail of its head using shading technique.  Step six, then I do the same for the rest of the body.  You can use pencil, charcoal or wash ink and brush to do that.

how to draw rhino

how to draw rhino

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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