How to Draw a Realistic Dove

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Dove in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Realistic Dove - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: To begin, draw a small circle to the right of where you want the body to be and then draw two more overlapping ovals next to it for the body.

Step 2: Then erase the intersecting lines around the head and draw in the eye and beak.

Step 3: Next erase the rest of the intersecting lines as well as a small part of the line for the bottom leg and draw the looping tail feathers.

Step 4: Then you'll draw in some smaller looping tail feathers and erase the rest of the guide along the belly.

Step 5: Next draw the extended upper wing with a jagged edge and lines radiating from the right side for the feathers and a short line along the belly leaving a small gap for the leg.

Step 6: Then you'll draw the right leg and foot approximately even with the center of the tail, making it tucked up against the body.

Step 7: After that, you'll draw in the other leg and foot, also making it tucked up against the body.

Step 8: Lastly, draw in the final details such as the tiny feathers around the legs and a short line to separate the wing an body.

Step 9: You finished your Dove! Congratulations!

How to Draw a Realistic Dove - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Dove – Step-by-Step Tutorial