In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a swan in just a few quick steps, but first…
Interesting Facts about Swans
Swans are birds that are members of the Anatidae family, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are one of the largest flying birds in the world. They are known for their white bodies and long necks, although there are also black swans.
Did you know?
- Male swans are called cobs, female swans are called pens, and baby swans are called cygnets.
- Pens usually lay five to eight eggs at a time.
- It takes about 14 weeks for cygnets to learn how to fly.
- Even when it is in water, a swan’s feathers do not get wet.
- Adult swans weigh about 33 pounds and have an average wingspan of 10 feet.
- There are about six to seven species of swans. These include the trumpeter swan, the whooper swan, and the mute swan.
The swan is a symbol of love and faithfulness since they mate for life, which is why wedding decorations include swans. There are many popular operas, plays, and stories about swans. One famous story is The Ugly Duckling, about a cygnet that is mistaken as a duck and grows up to become a beautiful swan. Swan Lake is one of the most famous ballets in history.