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Draw A Swan

This tutorial teaches how to draw a swan that keeps its very graceful look. Draw lightly so the white body stays white.

A Swan drawing, colored with crayons

Swans are the largest members of a waterfowl family, and are among the largest flying birds. The largest species, including the mute swan, trumpeter swan, and whooper swan, can reach a length of over 59 inches and weigh over 33 pounds. Their wingspans can be over 10 feet wide.

Aside from their amazing size, swans have long been admired for their graceful beauty. This tutorial will help students draw one, and keep the steps as simple as possible

Preview of the step by step Swan tutorial



Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Swan

  1. Draw a wide U shape.

  2. Add an angled line.

  3. Draw the feather ends

  4. Finish wing lines.

  5. Start the curvy neck.

  6. Finish the neck and head.

  7. Add eyes and a beak. Draw the other back wing.

  8. Draw the water line and rings.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

Student Artwork

Swan by Samaya B. age 5

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Sketch a Swan

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Pencil drawing of a Swan
Preview of the step by step tutorial

I recommend this swan pencil drawing project for older elementary students as it uses a little perspective and shading, two skills that come after learning some drawing basics.


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