Learn how to draw a flamingo

Learn how to draw a flamingo

The exotic flamingo as a trend animal

Flamingos on bags, furniture, postcards, and t-shirts? Some animals are simply very popular and therefore are gladly printed on all sorts of products. The flamingo is definitely one of these current trend animals. And that doesn’t surprise us. The bird has a funny body structure with long stick legs and a giraffe-like neck. On top of that, its coloring is striking: flamingos can take on an intensely pink-red hue, which is rarely found in the animal world. When you see a whole flock of these birds standing in the water, there is no doubt. The flamingo is exotic and beautiful!

Drawing a Flamingo Yourself

If so many people love flamingos, why not learn how to draw one yourself? With our step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to do it!

As with all drawing instructions, first take a look at the entire guide and pay particular attention to the distances between the elements. Feel free to consult our detailed description at How it Works.

We start with a circle for the head and an upward curved arc. This will later become the body. Below the arc, we draw two points that we will connect in the next step. The left point is directly connected to the head, creating a nice curve for the flamingo’s neck. In the middle under the body, we draw two small circles. These are the joints for the first leg. Follow the remaining steps exactly as instructed. The curvature is important for the beak, as it gives the flamingo its characteristic appearance.

So, is your bird slowly taking shape? Once you’ve finished the drawing, you can outline everything with a black fineliner. Then erase the pencil lines and give your long-legged friend a vibrant pink color. And there you have it—your own flamingo drawing!

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Learn how to draw a macaw parrot

Learn how to draw a macaw parrot

Learning to Draw a Parrot

Do you want to learn how to draw a parrot? Then you’ve come to the right place! This beautiful drawing project may look impressive, but it’s actually quite manageable even for beginners. And thanks to its colorful plumage, coloring the parrot can be a lot of fun too.

Macaw – Drawing Guide

As mentioned earlier, the colorful bird is suitable even for beginners, despite its seemingly complex appearance. This is because precision in shapes isn’t as crucial as it is, for example, with quadrupeds.

Before you begin, an important note: The macaw is a very tall subject. Therefore, make sure to leave enough space downwards while drawing. Nothing is more frustrating than realizing at the end that the bird unfortunately doesn’t fit entirely onto the paper!

If you look closely at the drawing guide, you’ll surely notice that the parrot consists of many droplet shapes: the body, tail feathers, wings, and beak all resemble droplets of various sizes – sometimes a bit rounder, sometimes a bit shorter or longer. The face, on the other hand, looks like a heart. These are good mnemonic devices that you can remember so that eventually, you can draw the parrot without a guide.

Practice practice practice

As always with drawing: Practice makes perfect. We recommend practicing as often as possible. It’s worth it! Drawing is a great, relaxing activity that promotes concentration and creativity. And it’s hugely motivating when you notice over time that you’re improving. So, grab your drawing tools! Why not try it out right away and leave us a comment on how it went with the macaw? We’d be especially delighted to receive pictures of your artwork.

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