How to Draw Ganesha Tutorial + Worksheet

Hello, friends, and Happy Ugadi for those of you celebrating! Today I’ve pulled out my sketchbook and am going to show How to Draw Ganesha using just a pen

Ganesha also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, is the elephant-headed Hindu god who is worshipping widely in India.

As an artist, he is also my favorite muse! Check out all of my Ganapati Paintings!

How to draw Ganesha in a sketchbook with a pen


1. Draw the head shape, paying attention to swirling the trunk.

2. Add the ears to each side. Don’t worry too much on making the ears symmetrical, instead make them both unique but similar.

3. Add a crown. Your crown can be tall, flat, simple or extra detailed.

4. Now add the body, emphasizing a large tummy. Draw hands- one hold is up palm facing giving blessings. The other palm holds a laddoo or sweet in its palm

5. Almost done! Draw legs, in a folded sitting position, add feet. also draw a shawl around the shoulder. Add details to the face.

6. Last step, add tiny details to the jewelry. I like to switch to the thinnest pen I own and draw tiny circles to represent pearls.


Click here to download the printable guide

More Ganesha Tutorials:

How to draw Ganesha Video

Watch me draw this Ganesha in my sketchbook- enjoy my video on IGTV or How to Draw a Ganesha YouTube Video

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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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