In keeping with the animal theme around here lately, today I am going to teach you how to draw a duck. If you recall, a while back I did a tutorial on how to draw a bird. However, since ducks have a very particular body type, I think it would be best to do a tutorial on these animals specifically.
What you’ll need:
To start with, we need to draw an oval which will become the body of our duck. This oval should tilt slightly upward and to the left. Don’t worry about making your oval look perfect as we will be adding on to this in the coming steps.
On the upper left end of our oval, we need to begin to create the head and neck of our duck. To do this, draw a fairly wide “S” shape that extends upward from the duck’s body. This will be the neck of your duck, and should be about 1/2 the length of the duck’s body.
Attached to the “S” shape, draw a very tiny circle which will become the head of your duck.
Attached to the circle from the previous step, draw a small triangle shape which will be the duck’s bill.
At the other end of your duck, draw in another triangle shape that is just a bit larger than the duck’s bill. This will be its tail.
Below the duck’s body, draw two very tiny rectangles for it’s legs. We are going to make the duck look like it is walking, so draw the rear leg about 1/2 shorter than the front one.
Draw in the duck’s webbed feet. As you can see in the image on the right, the duck’s feet are pretty much flat from the side view. To keep the look of the duck walking, draw the rear foot slightly bent upwards.
Don’t forget to give your duck a very small eye, and a tiny nostril on the beak.
Erase all your guidelines from the shapes you drew in the previous steps, and you should be able to see your duck taking shape.
All that is left to do now is add in a few smaller details.
Give your duck a wing by drawing a curved line coming down from its back as shown in the image on the right.
Draw in a few short, quick lines to give the illusion of feathers. And draw in a few lines to give the tail a little volume.
And that’s it! You’ve just drawn a duck. Congrats!
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