how to draw flamingos

How to Draw Flamingos

Step 1.

Let's start this tutorial with a flying flamingo. When flamingos fly they unbend their neck and their legs, so the guide lines we have to draw are based on a straight line with a circle in the middle for the body.

Step 2.

Flamingos have three toes forward, webbed for swimming, and a very small rear toe. Each toe ends in a small claw.

Step 3.

Now we can start drawing a full body flamingo in a simple pose. Draw the guide lines: small head, sinuous neck, body and long legs. Draw also the basic form of the bill and the feet.

Step 4.

Strat drawing the lineart of head and neck. The head is not a perfect circle, it's rather an oval.

Step 5.

Draw the body, the feathered tail and the point where the legs start.

Step 6.

Add eyes and bill.

Step 7.

Add some details to the whole figure. The details here are mostly feathers and thin lines that define the figure and make it less flat.

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Uploaded: January 18, 2013
Artist: Makangeni
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: January 18, 2013
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Tutorial about flamingos. Some guide images of flying flamingo, feet and a full body step by step. I hope you like it!