how to draw a phoenix bird of flames

How to Draw a Phoenix Bird of Flames

Step 1.

Okay start this step by drawing out some guidelines and shapes top make a typical frame for a bird in flight. Draw a small circle for the head and then draw out the shape of the flying wings. You will then draw out the egg shaped body and then the shape of the tail.

Step 2.

In this next step you will start sketching out the feathered wings as shown to you here. Next sketch out the crown feathers on the phoenix's head that are sloped back. The next thing to get started on is the sketching of the eye and beak.

Step 3.

Now that you have two steps dawn out, it is now time to start sketching out some more of the wings and feathered crown in step three. You will start by sketching out the small ripples of detailing feathers on the wings closest to the phoenix's body. Sketch in some ripple feathers on the chest and then again on the right wing. Finish the shaping and lines of the feathered crown on top of the head and then detail more of his face in.

Step 4.

Begin sketching in some more feather detailing and definition to the right wing on the edges. Once you have done that you can sketch out the remainder of the phoenix's beak and color inside of the mouth. Sketch out frilled feathers on the right side of the bird’s cheek and then add some design details on the feathers and face.

Step 5.

You have reached your second to last step and what I want you to do now is start sketching out the rippled feather detailing lines on the belly of the phoenix. You will also sketch out the long feathers for the tail and then one that is done you can start erasing some of the guidelines you already used from step one.

Step 6.

You have now come to you last drawing step and what you will do now is sketch out the clawed feet and legs as well as a band around the phoenix's ankle. He has two feathers dangling on a piece of leather string that you will need to draw out as well. Finish the curled tail feathers as well as detail them in. Erase the rest of the guidelines and move to the next step.

Step 7.

Here is what you’re finished fire bird should look like when you are done. All that is left to do now is color it in and you have just completed this tutorial on how to draw a phoenix bird of flames step by step.

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Uploaded: April 19, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: May 13, 2010
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Artist comments

Birds of fire are one of the most beautiful of all fantasy animals. They have been brushed on the pages of fantasy books, movie screens and even comic books. The last good tutorial I did on a phoenix was a while ago, last year to be exact. I thought it was time to do an up to date version of this bird because it is widely loved by many fantasy art fans and artists. So for my next lesson I will be showing you "how to draw a phoenix bird of flames", step by step. If you look at the drawing closely there are fine details and definition on places like his beak, around his eyes, on the clawed feet, and on the phoenix’s wings. I incorporated tribal designs within the body of the phoenix and for the border of the completed colored picture. This updated version of a phoenix took me an hour to draw and then another two colors to color the bird in. As for the border, that took me another hour because I hand drew the tribal art design in the corners and then I drew the ribbon that says “Bird of Flames”. I always have fun drawing out new versions of the phoenix bird because I always incorporate some style and detail from my older versions of fantasy birds that I drew in the past. As you can see this fire bird has the same blue clawed feet as the diamond chested phoenix I drew last year. I hope you guys have fun learning how to draw a phoenix bird of flames step by step. Whenever you draw fantasy birds you can be as creative as you like. Another great way to practice your skills, is learn how to draw birds from some of the other lessons on the site. This way here, you will have a general idea when it comes to sketching out the birds wings and such. I have to go now but I will be back because I still have an addition three more lessons to submit. I will be in the live draw room at or around six, so to all of you that come and have fun drawing with me, I will meet you there. Bring your request for future tutorials with you when you come in. You can also check out another lesson I have on how to draw a bird. Check it out, if you want to draw an easy type of bird. Peace out people.