How to draw a realistic ostrich

Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the ostrich.

Step 2

Draw a small oval for the head and a big one for the body.

Step 3

With smooth lines, delineate the shapes of the neck and body.

Step 4

Add guidelines for the head, body, wings and tail of the ostrich.

Step 5

Define with small circles the places for the ankles and feet. Draw a beak and an eye.

Step 6

Outline the ostrich’s legs. Show the shape of the beak.

Step 7

Work on the figure, paying attention to details. Add feathers.

Step 8

Contour the ostrich. Add some details such as feathers and wrinkles, grass and the ground.

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Lena London