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Hummingbirds are small and colorful birds that are easy to draw. In the 16-step drawing tutorial, we will draw a gorgeous hummingbird with the help of simple geometric shapes.
We’ll start with basic shapes that will be later erased, so sketch lightly.
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In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Hummingbird
We’ll start by drawing an oval for the bird’s head. Place it a bit to the right side of the paper so that the rest of the drawing will fit.
Next, draw a tiny circle inside the oval for the eye and follow with a triangle that points down.
Add another triangle on the left side of the previous one.
Draw yet another triangle over and above the last one. These two triangles will help to draw the wings at the right locations and proportions. Sketch an elongated V-shape for the beak on the right side of the head. Draw a straight line inside it.
Draw a straight line down from where the three triangles meet. Draw two irregular rectangles at the bottom of the drawing.
Sketch the outline of the hummingbird by drawing curving lines around the triangles and rectangles.
Erase the inner lines.
Draw a V-shape over the upper wing and another over the lower body.
Draw curving lines around the mid-body and a jagged line for the tail.
Outline the underside of the beak with an arcing line.
Draw series of slightly curving lines to represent the wing feathers.
Draw another set of feathers at the tail.
Draw narrow arcs at the middle of the upper wing. These should be aligned with the feather lines.
Draw more narrow arcs at the edges of the wings.
Complete the feathers by drawing one more set of narrow arcs around the tail.
Erase the extra lines in the mid-body. Draw a circle inside the eye for a lively pupil and two M-shapes for the hummingbird’s feet.
Your hummingbird drawing is ready to be colored. Hummingbirds are very colorful birds, so color it with some bright and warm colors.
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