Learn how to draw a hummingbird with an easy step by step tutorial. Their compact and colorful bodies make for an adorable drawing. You can also download a hummingbird coloring page to color with your kids.
How much do you know about hummingbirds? Here are a few facts that might surprise you about this amazing little bird.
- Hummingbirds are the smallest migrating bird except they don’t migrate in flocks like other species. Some even travel alone for up to 500 miles at a time.
- Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.
- The name, hummingbird, comes from the humming noise their wings make as they beat so fast.
- Hummingbirds have no sense of smell. While they can’t sniff out feeders, they do have good color vision.
As for drawing a hummingbird, this one is pretty easy as the body wings and tail are all kept to pretty simple shapes. The fun comes when it’s time to color in the neck and beautiful shiny outer coat.
If you think you need extra fancy supplies to make some very bright hummingbird colors, guess again. You can always just use crayons to color (like a dark green over a light green) to add some extra visual TEXTURE, (one of the Elements of Art!). It’s subtle, but definitely there as the crayons will never totally mix like oil pastels. You can even add some red color over the pink to make the flower look extra vibrant.
Coloring Page Gallery
If you are a fan of this hummingbird drawing, I’d like to offer another option. Busy teachers and parents can now just click on the button above to open the PDF, then look for a download arrow to save it to your desktop. You’ll have a free Hummingbird Coloring Page that you can print as often as you want, for whatever kind of project you want. Use it for younger students that want in on the coloring fun, or as a full size visual aid for those that are just learning how to draw. For more options, please see my Coloring Page Gallery. It’s never been easier to see and download so many coloring pages all in one place!
Hummingbird Drawing Materials
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
How to Draw a Hummingbird Directions
Time needed: 35 minutes.
How to Draw a Hummingbird in 9 Easy Steps
- Draw an oval at a slight angle.
- Add a long beak.
- Erase the gray line and add two overlapping wings.
- Erase the gray line and draw a tail.
- Draw the eye and curved feather lines.
- Add more feather lines on each wing.
- Draw the feet and the section lines on the body.
- Add a flower in the corner of the paper.
- Trace with a marker and color.