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Draw a Peacock

Learn how to draw a peacock by turning many of this bird’s amazing details into a few simple and easy shapes to draw. Then have fun coloring away!

How to draw a peacock
A peacock drawing, colored with crayons

Peacocks are among the most fascinating and beautiful creatures on earth, but there are so many things that we fail to realize about them. With a fairly large wingspan around 4.9 feet and its large feathers, the peacock is one of the largest flying birds on earth. The Indian peacock is thought to be instinct now in Bangladesh, although it still remains popular around areas of Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.

To draw a peacock with a realistic look, try rounding out the feathers to look more like petals, and keep the head sleek with a few sprigs on his crown. Their feathers are so colorful, students can choose to fill theirs pretty much any way they want!

Aside from using only crayons, a fun coloring option is to use metallic markers to highlight some details as a final touch. The metallic markers really have a similar sheen to that real peacock feathers have.

Preview of the step by step Peacock tutorial
Drawing next to an older student can be very helpful!

MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to draw a Peacock

  1. Make guidelines. Draw the belly.

  2. Add the neck and head.

  3. Add wings, face and feet.

  4. Draw two bottom feathers.

  5. Draw center back feather.

  6. Add feather to either side.

  7. Fill in with two more feathers.

  8. Draw spots on feathers. Add ground line.

  9. Trace and color with crayons.

Peacock Drawings by Students

By Samaya B., age 5

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