How to Draw a Pelican Head

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Pelican Head in 11 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Pelican Head - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin with the top of the pelican's head by drawing a curved line.

Step 2: Add two additional curved lines with a small gap between them to continue the head.

Step 3: Bheind the head, add some zig-zag lines for the head feathers.

Step 4: Begin the top of the by drawing a rounded, sideways "M", with the bottom side slightly longer.

Step 5: In the center of the head, draw an oval eye shape.

Step 6: Shade a dark circle within the eye for the iris.

Step 7: You can add the head pattern by drawing a "V" shape from the eye to the right side of the head, and short line from the beak up toward the eye.

Step 8: Add a few short feather dashes above the eye, then extend the beak on the top and bottom. Add a slightly shorter line in the middle.

How to Draw a Pelican Head - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Pelican Head – Step-by-Step Tutorial