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Uploaded: December 27, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: April 20, 2010
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So far today I have shown you how to draw Taz from the Looney Tunes series and anime people kissing. For my third tutorial I will be showing you "how to draw a peacock", step by step. The peacock is a very wonderfully beautiful bird that has style and grace. These birds believe it or not are fairly large and have been known to be kept as pets. The feathers of this bird or pheasant are typically blue and green with unique markings around the “eye” part of their feathers. The colors combined on a peacock’s tail are swirled together like a big bright rainbow after the rain falls. The “eye” has a combination of gold, blue, red, yellow and other colorful hues that make this birds tail very distinct and beautiful to look at. In all reality the word “peacock” is given to the males and the females are called peahens. When referring to both male and female while conversation the proper way to refer to them is “peafowl”. The tall expandable feathers of the tail make up more than sixty percent of the birds size. They expand their tails in a fan like position when they are calling to females to mate. I guess you could say that this is their way of impressing the ladies. When the peacock’s tail is full arched and erect, the feathers touch the ground on both the left and right sides. Females choose their partner by the size, color, and train of the male bird. When a peacock’s tail is folded it is called a “train” just like you would call the end of a brides dress. Did you know that there are three different types of peacock species? It is true there is the blue peacock which is found in India and Sri Lanka, and then there is the green peacock which inhabits Java and Myanmar and lastly the unfamiliar Congo peacock that resides in the rain forest of Africa. The common species that has been most popular to man is the blue peacock and it is with these birds that we find fascination and curiosity toward them. The average body weight and height of these pheasants run between thirty five to fifty inches with a five foot tail, and they weigh between nine to fourteen pounds. They typically eat insects, plants, and small creatures which make them omnivores and when in flight the peafowl are considered to be one of the largest flying birds when the length of its train and its large wingspan are combined. This is truly a beautiful specimen of a bird and this tutorial will show you how to draw a peacock step by step. I made this version super easy but also gave him the awesome colors of his tail. I hope you enjoy this lesson, and I will be back again with more drawing fun.

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Step 3. How to Draw a Peacock Bird