how to draw a kiwi bird

How to Draw a Kiwi Bird

Step 1.

Make two shapes for the body guides. One for the head and another for the body. Connect the two with a neck guide.

Step 2.

Sketch in some of the shape of the head like so.

Step 3.

Next, draw in the kiwi's long narrow bill or beak like so, then add a nose hole.

Step 4.

Now you can draw the eyeball as well as the detailing inside the eye.

Step 5.

Sketch in some of the neck, and when you sketch in the chest of the bird make sure the feathers are layered.

Step 6.

Draw in the rest of the body which also includes the small wing. The lining for the body should be feathery.

Step 7.

Draw in the leg and extra large foot. The clawed toes should also be nicely arched.

Step 8.

For the last step all you have to do is draw in the other leg followed by the toes. Add the nails on the foot, then erase the mistakes and guides.

Step 9.

That's it you are done with drawing this kiwi bird. I hope you had fun and if you are from New Zealand you should be familiar with this species of animal.

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Uploaded: June 1, 2014
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: June 2, 2014
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Artist comments

I have an updated lesson on how to draw a kiwi bird. I do have one of these birds as a tutorial which I did a while back. I don't know why I thought of this bird to remake but I think it's because I read a short article on the kiwi bird. These birds are so small and fast that you can't see them coming. They have super small wings which makes them unable to fly. They are the national bird in New Zealand and are in fact the symbol of the country. Kiwi are a species from the ratite family which means they are cousins to ostriches, emus, rheas, and cassowaries. When I said they are super small, I meant that they are as small as a common chicken. Despite their size when they lay eggs their eggs are almost as big as them. Anyways drawing a kiwi bird will be fun because its also a bit comical in appearance. Enjoy folks and have a nice day.