How to Draw the Mexican Flag

Easy, step by step Mexican Flag drawing tutorial
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The Mexican flag holds a lot of symbolism. The green bar represents hope, the white unity, and the red the blood of national heroes. At the center of the flag is the Mexican coat of arms. It is an artistic representation of a legend that tells how the Aztecs, a native people of Mexico, chose the location of their capital city.

The legend is as follows: the leader of the Aztecs, "whose name was Tenoch, was informed in a dream by the god of war, Huitzilopochtli, that they were to settle in the place where they would find an eagle on a prickly pear cactus eating a serpent. The place where they saw this sight was quite inhospitable — a swampy area in the center of three lakes, but this is where they settled and built the great city of Tenochtitlan."

As is the case in most countries, the Mexican flag waves above government buildings, public spaces, and private residences. Citizens may display the flag on their vehicles, homes, or clothing as a display of national pride. Flag Day is held on February 24 in Mexico. On that day, civic ceremonies and celebrations are held to honor the flag.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon featuring the flag of Mexico? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: The American Flag, The Canadian Flag, and Funny Taco.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing the Mexican Flag

Mexican Flag drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 01

1. Begin by drawing two straight, parallel, vertical lines. The lines should be narrowly spaced. Connect them with a short curved line at each end. This forms the flagpole.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 02

2. Next, draw the decorative ball at the top of the flagpole. Use a curved line to enclose an irregular rounded shape. Then, use another curved line to enclose a larger rounded shape. From this, extend two curved lines that meet at a jagged point.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 03

3. Extend two long, wavy lines from the flagpole. Connect them with curved lines on each end. This outlines the curved rectangular shape of the flag as it billows in the wind.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 04

4. Draw two vertical curved lines across the flag. This separates the flag's three distinct blocks of color.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 05

5. Begin drawing the eagle in the center of the flag. Use curved lines to outline the sharply pointed beak, the tuft of feathers on top of the head, the sides of the head, and the eye. Then, enclose the base of the neck with a series of "U" shaped lines. Continue to draw rows of "U" shaped lines to craft the feathered body.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 06

6. Use curved lines, connected at the ends, to draw the tail. Extend curved lines and double them back upon themselves to draw the legs, feet, and toes. Enclose a small triangle at the tip of each toe to form the toenail. Extend long curved lines on each side of the beak, and connect them on each end to form the snake. Band the snake with curved lines. Notice how it is also held by one of the talons.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 07

7. Use a pair of long, curved lines to outline the wing. Then, use a series of "U" shaped lines to draw the feathers.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 08

8. Use curved lines to enclose the rounded shapes of the cactus beneath the eagle's feet. Extend short straight lines from the cactus to indicate the needles.

Mexican Flag drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 09

9. Use curved lines to craft the plants that form a wreath at the bottom of the coat of arms.

Complete Mexican Flag drawing
How to Draw a Mexican Flag Step 10

Color your Mexican flag. Its bars are green, white, and red.

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