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Uploaded: January 5, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 5, 2011
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One of the more interesting birds in existence is the crane. Many people think that cranes are the same as herons, but that is the farthest thing from the truth. The fact is, a crane is a different bird completely than the heron. If you want to determine the difference between the two bird species, all you have to do is look at the most common distinction, the way they fly. You see, cranes fly with their necks completely erect, whereas herons fly with their heads bent inward or pulled back. The crane is a species of bird that can be found almost anywhere, even in the States. The only two places where there are no cranes are Antarctica, and South America. The only thing I don’t like about these birds is the fact they eat whatever food they can get, almost like scrounges. They feed on several different things; rodents, bugs, grains, plants, frogs, berries, and of course fish. There are fifteen different species of crane, and a majority of them are white in color, have red and black heads, and have very long legs and necks. Anyway if you are a fan of birds you should enjoy this lesson on "how to draw a crane". I shall return later with one more tutorial for you all so stick around.

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How to Draw a Crane

how to draw a crane step 1

STEP 1.

Make a small circle for the head, and then draw a long line for the neck like so. Next, draw an egg shape for the cranes body like so and draw in long leg lines.
 
how to draw a crane step 2

STEP 2.

Now sketch out the entire shape of the crane's body like you see here and be sure to draw in the thickness of the neck, and add the feathery tail at the end of the birds body.
 
how to draw a crane step 3

STEP 3.

Draw out the beak, and then draw out the marking on the front of the face like you see here. Next, sketch out the thighs, and long twig like legs, and then sketch in more tail feathers. Add some definition to the wing, and then move to step four.
 
how to draw a crane step 4

STEP 4.

Here you will add some detailing to the bill or beak, and then you can go ahead and draw in the eye and definition on the cheeks. Sketch in some light feathering detailing on the wing and or body, and then draw out the feet and tissue detailing on the legs. Erase the steps and clean up your drawing.
 
how to draw a crane step 5

STEP 5.

This is how the bird looks when you are all done. Now you can choose to color it in and maybe even draw a nice background. See how easy it was learning how to draw a crane.