How to Draw a Peacock Feather

Learn how to draw a great looking Peacock Feather with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Peacock Feather.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Peacock Feather

How to Draw a Great Looking Peacock Feather for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the peacock feather outline by drawing the shaft or rachis. Draw two long, curved lines. Allow them to meet at a sharp point on one end, and connect them with a short line on the other.

Then, draw pairs of curved lines of different lengths that meet at sharp points.

Easy Peacock Feather Drawing - Step 2

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw barbs on the opposite side of the feather. Use curved lines of different lengths that meet at points.

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Easy Peacock Feather Drawing - Step 3

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw more barbs on both sides of the shaft. Again, use pairs of curved lines of different lengths. Allow each pair to meet at a sharp point.

Easy Peacock Feather Drawing - Step 4

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw more barbs on both sides of the shaft. Again, use pairs of curved lines of different lengths. Allow each pair to meet at a sharp point.

Easy Peacock Feather Drawing - Step 5

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw more barbs around the tip of the feather’s shaft. Use long and short curved lines that meet at points.

Easy Peacock Feather Drawing - Step 6

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use long and short lines to draw more points. Notice that they are converging around the tip of the feather.

Easy Peacock Feather Drawing - Step 7

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Complete the tip of the feather, using pairs of lines that meet at points. Then, draw the iconic eyespot on the end of the feather.

Draw a circle around the end of the shaft. Then draw a fat teardrop shape around the circle, and a larger one around that one.

Add More Details to Your Peacock Feather Picture - Step 8

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw a partial circle shape - one with a rounded chunk out of the bottom - within the feather’s eyespot. Then texture the feather with curved lines and jagged, pointed shapes.

Complete the Outline of Your Peacock Feather Drawing - Step 9

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw curved lines to texture the feather’s lower barbs. Then draw more long curved lines emanating from the center of the eyespot.

Color Your Peacock Feather Drawing

Peacock Feather step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your peacock feather outline is complete. Color your feather. In nature, peacock feathers are brown and green with a light orange, purple, and blue eyespot.

Albino peacocks have white feathers with dark eyespots. You can also get creative - a purple feather with a golden eyespot, perhaps?

For more great bird drawing tutorials, see the collection of How to Draw Birds for Kids.

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Learn More About The Peacock Feather Drawing

Peacocks are among the most beautiful of birds. Hone your skills when you learn how to draw a peacock feather.

Are these elegant feathers difficult to draw? Not at all! This easy, step-by-step feather drawing guide is here to show you how. You will simply add a few lines at a time until the detailed drawing is complete.

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Drawing feathers is a great way to learn about nature and add more details to your sketches. You can check out this feather drawing to experiment with those that don't grace the peacock's elegant tail.

What would your feather look like in situ, where it came from? Check out this easy peacock drawing to find out.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Scarlet Macaw or Pteranodon Drawing tutorials.

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