How to Draw a Realistic Swan

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Swan in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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

Step 1: First draw the head by drawing a semi-circular top and a small line below.

Step 2: Next we draw a beak which is like a little cone, with the base on the left side of the head and the tip pointed downwards.

Step 3: Draw the neck by drawing a curved line starting from below the beak and another one starting from the top of the head. Make sure that the neck is wider at the bottom by making the left line more curved than the right.

Step 4: Now we draw the body . Draw a curved line from below the neck and make a sideways "V" at the end. Draw a few lines along the back for detail.

Step 5: Next we draw the wings. Start by drawing a line going right and upwards from the back of the neck now curve that line at and angle of 45 and bring it down with a groovy line down to join the body. Draw several long vertical lines on the wing and fill in the space with horizontal and diagonal lines across the wing for detail. Draw theother wing arising from behind the body going left and upwards and then curving horizontally and then coming down and joining the body. Draw several diagonal and vertical lines on the wing for detail on the feathers.

Step 6: Now we draw the feet by using two lines very close to each other making thin legs ending in thin toes.

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

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