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How to Draw a Flamingo Head

Learn how to draw a flamingo head and it’s graceful arch. It will help you focus on their unique beaks, so you can get the lovely coloring just right.

It’s no mystery why people like to make art about flamingos. When it comes to color, shape and a natural grace, these birds have it all.

If you are just learning how to draw, however, it might be good just to concentrate on the head. And if you have room, maybe add another to fill your paper with some extra color. I love how the coloring of their beaks can be so easily recreated with just a Sharpie and single crayon. Just use a little extra pressure to create that darker tone near the head.

MATERIALS

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DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw Flamingo Heads

  1. Draw the outline of the beak.

  2. Add the inside lines.

  3. Draw the attached head.

  4. Add an eye.

  5. Draw the smaller head and neck

  6. Add the beak.

  7. Draw an eye.

  8. Add a leafy background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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