How To Draw A Hummingbird - Draw Central

How To Draw A Hummingbird

To cap off this string of tutorials today, I am also going to teach you how to draw a hummingbird.

Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures that almost seem like something out of a storybook. Anyone who is lucky enough to have them in their back yards can tell you how much fun it is to watch these little birds all day.

If hummingbirds are just a little too fast for you, today we will learn how to draw one so you can catch one on paper instead!

What you’ll need:

As usual with my tutorials, the first step in drawing your hummingbird is to draw a large oval for its body.

After you have the body mapped out, make your hummingbird’s head by drawing a half-circle on top of its body. Keep in mind that a hummingbird’s head is disproportionately large. About half the size of its body.

Add in a long, skinny beak, which is about as long as the hummingbird’s body.

At the other end, give you hummingbird a triangular tail, which is also about as long as its body.

Attached to the top of your hummingbird’s body, draw in its wing by making a very long oval which is pointed at the end. This should look somewhat like the blade of a knife, and is about as long as the body and tail combined.

Erase all your overlapping guidelines from the previous steps to see your hummingbird start to come to life.

Draw your hummingbird’s eye in the direct center of its head. Their eyes are very small, and almond-shaped, unlike most birds which have very round eyes.

Hummingbirds have very small feet that are nearly invisible when they are in flight. These should be about the same size as its eyes, and three simple toes which curve back slightly.

Draw in the last few details to your hummingbird, like small, whispy lines all over its body to simulate a thin layer of feathers.

Long horizontal lines that run down the hummingbird’s wings will give the illusion of proper wing feathers.

That about does it for your hummingbird. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, and as always, be sure to leave us a comment and like us on Facebook.

Thanks everyone!