How to Draw a Hummingbird

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.

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.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Dove, Peacock, and Eagle.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Hummingbird

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 1

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.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 2

Next, draw a tiny circle inside the oval for the eye and follow with a triangle that points down.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 3

Add another triangle on the left side of the previous one.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 4

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.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 5

Draw a straight line down from where the three triangles meet. Draw two irregular rectangles at the bottom of the drawing.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 6

Sketch the outline of the hummingbird by drawing curving lines around the triangles and rectangles.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 7

Erase the inner lines.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 8

Draw a V-shape over the upper wing and another over the lower body.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 9

Draw curving lines around the mid-body and a jagged line for the tail.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 10

Outline the underside of the beak with an arcing line.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 11

Draw series of slightly curving lines to represent the wing feathers.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 12

Draw another set of feathers at the tail.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 13

Draw narrow arcs at the middle of the upper wing. These should be aligned with the feather lines.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 14

Draw more narrow arcs at the edges of the wings.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 15

Complete the feathers by drawing one more set of narrow arcs around the tail.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 16

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.

How to Draw Hummingbird: Step 17

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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