how to draw a pheasant

How to Draw a Pheasant

Step 1.

Let us begin like we always do, and that is with the basic guidelines and shapes. The shapes you will draw are for the head and body. Once that is complete you can add the guidelines for the neck, leg and tail.

Step 2.

Up next, we will focus on drawing the pheasant's head shape and beak. The head is turned so the bird is looking over it's back. The head lining should be prickly for the short feathery makeup.

Step 3.

Sketch in the feathery band at the base of the neck, then draw the outline around the eye. Also add some scuff marks on the lower part of the neck and detail around inside the eye.

Step 4.

Now it's time to sketch out the body. Start at the bottom part of the neck and draw an egg like oval shape for the pheasant's body. Once that is complete draw the pheasant's tail feather which are long, dense and layered. The back part of the thigh is ruffled from the shorter feathers.

Step 5.

Lastly, draw the wing. It's very round and bulky and has layers of feathers. Finish the pheasant with the two legs and feet, then erase the mistakes and guides before adding the final details.

Step 6.

That's it. You have successfully drawn a pheasant bird. Now you can enjoy the task of coloring it in.

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Uploaded: September 3, 2017
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: November 29, 2016
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Here is a popular bird that has been grazing the search engine lately. It's one that I admire very much because to me, this bird is not only beautiful, it also reminds me of a raptor. Everyone knows that I am a huge dinosaur fan, so when I decided to make a lesson on how to draw a pheasant, I wanted to be correct and make sure the drawing looks exactly what a pheasant looks like. I think I achieved that goal and for the most part I do believe that drawing a pheasant is going to be rather simple to replicate. Some of you may be wondering why the pheasant is so popular. Well, these are the birds that Labradors, Retrievers, and other hunting dogs are trained to fetch out of the waters when it's hunting season for this particular bird. They have long feathered tails and their colors are autumn like and their heads are simply beautiful. Anyways, it's time I shut up so you can all get busy with drawing a pheasant. I shall return with some more tuts so stay tuned in.

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