Please PAUSE the "How to Draw an Elk" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the elk's body. The circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. The circle on the right should be slightly smaller.
Step 2: Draw a smaller circle on the upper left side as a guide for the elk's head. Pay close attention to the size of the circles and their spacing.
Step 3: Draw an arc on the left side of the elk's head as a guide for the muzzle.
Step 4: Draw an even smaller arc on top of the elk's head as a guide for the ear.
Step 5: Draw a long wavy line above the elk's head as a guide for the antlers.