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How to Draw Lord Ganesha

Drawing | 5-11 yrs | Animation, Video

In this simple step by step guide learn how to draw Lord Ganesha in a simple and interactive way. You just need a red pen and a paper to start drawing Lord Ganesha in the next 2 minutes!

43 Steps to draw Lord Ganesha

  1. Get ready for Ganesh Chaturthi by drawing Lord Ganesha. Start by drawing a medium sized circle in the middle of your page, towards the top.
  2. Keep a little gap and draw another, bigger circle below the first one, for the body. Draw a small dot towards the end of this circle, on the right.
  3. Draw a horizontal oval overlapping the body, on the left.
  4. Use the dot to draw a similar oval on the right.
  5. Draw a line in the gap between the two circles.
  6. Draw two slightly curved lines on either side, to join the line you drew before to the body.
  7. Draw Lord Ganesha’s arm and hand on the left.
  8. Draw a semi circular line from the arm, to the face, ending just above the right side oval.
  9. Draw Lord Ganesha’s other arm with him holding a laddoo.
  10. Draw a small semicircle on the left oval. Add lines for his feet.
  11. Erase the first line that you drew.
  12. Erase other lines as shown.
  13. Now, you have room to draw his necklace. Draw a small semicircle and a bigger one below it, on his upper body. Draw small circles in the necklace for decoration.
  14. Draw the top of his dhoti, that is belt shaped, towards the bottom.
  15. Draw his left hand fingers. Draw a bracelet and an armband on both sides.
  16. Erase lines as shown for right hand fingers.
  17. Draw a line across his body, below the necklace, for the sacred thread.
  18. Draw a dot at the beginning of the left oval.
  19. Use it to extend a line below and repeat to show folds of his dhoti, similarly for the right side.
  20. Draw his toes.
  21. Now it’s time to draw his face.
  22. Draw a round shape in the bottom part of the first circle. Extend it in a trunk shape.
  23. Draw the tusks.
  24. Erase lines as shown.
  25. Draw folds in his trunk.
  26. Draw a dotted line across the top part of the face.
  27. Draw a dotted vertical line bisecting it.
  28. Draw ovals for the eyes.
  29. Make his eyebrows.
  30. Erase the dotted lines.
  31. Draw elephant ears.
  32. Make an earring on the right one.
  33. Shade the eyes.
  34. Add a white touch to make it look real.
  35. Draw a little hair.
  36. Erase lines as shown.
  37. Make a turban.
  38. Complete the right hand.
  39. Colour the turban, hair, earring, necklace, bracelets, arm bands, dhoti, eyebrows.
  40. Draw a shape as shown around the figure for his throne.
  41. Draw shapes for his arm rests and colour them.
  42. Draw more laddoos on the right side.
  43. Make cut outs on his throne.

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