How to draw a peacock

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Define the place for the branch. Draw two ovals for the peacock’s head and body. Draw a smooth guideline for the head, marking a beak.

Step 2

With smooth lines, add the shape of the neck and a guideline for the tail.

Step 3

Draw guidelines for a wing, the beak and the legs.

Step 4

Outline the peacock’s wing edge and the shapes of the legs.

Step 5

Draw toes, the lower beak and eyes. Define the general shape of the peacock’s tail.

Step 6

Add more lines to illustrate the branch and the wing. Sketch a feathery crest. With smooth lines, mark the feathers.

Step 7

Work on the whole figure, paying special attention to details.

Step 8

Contour the peacock, trying to vary the thickness and blackness of the line. Add more details, working hard at the tail. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London

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