drawing a phoenix step by step

Drawing a Phoenix Step by Step

Step 1.

Begin drawing the guidelines for the bird starting with the shapes for the head and body. Add the wing guidelines and then draw in the limb lines for the legs and tail.

Step 2.

For this next step you will draw the shape of the phoenix's diamond shaped head and then draw in the eyes, marking line for the beak, and then a tuft of hair on the head.

Step 3.

Up next, draw the wings in a curled up style. The two feather tips should be thick and hook like. Add detailing to the edges of the wings and then draw in the shape and structure of the phoenix's body.

Step 4.

We will focus on the left wing and draw in the rest of the feather tips which should be drawn in the same style and pattern as you did the first two. Add detailing to the wings and then draw the layers of feathers flowing through the inside of the wing.

Step 5.

Repeat the same task to the right phoenix wing as you tackled on the left. Don't forget the detailing to the wings and then when you're happy, you can proceed to step six.

Step 6.

You will work on drawing the legs and talons like so, then draw the phoenix's fanned out tail feathers and when you're done move to step seven.

Step 7.

Lastly, if you like draw the diamond shape on the phoenix's chest and erase your mistakes and guides.

Step 8.

Here is the line art when you're done. you can color in your beautiful phoenix and show folks what bird you have just created.

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Uploaded: January 6, 2017
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: December 6, 2015
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Hello everyone and welcome back to another fun filled lesson here on Dragaort.com. Today I thought I would upload something spectacular and show you folks once again how to draw a phoenix, step by step. Out of all the fantasy creatures ever talked about, the phoenix is by far my favorite of all time. I was looking at all the phoenix drawings I made over time and there was one in particular that stood out to me that I really wanted to recreate again. It was the one that had the fiery wings, blue chest diamond and frost blue legs. I had soooo much fun with creating this bird of rebirth and I think it really does show. I don't want to speak too much because I do want you guys to enjoy this tut. I will be back with more exciting lessons so stick around.

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