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Easy How to Draw an Ostrich Tutorial and Ostrich Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw an Ostrich and an Ostrich Coloring Page. It’s a great way to learn more about these amazing birds.

Ostrich Drawing

In order to learn how to draw an ostrich, some attention is needed for all those unusual body parts it has. There are poofy feathers on the wing, the head has a kind of dent on the top, and the legs are long with some knobby knees.

The ostrich is the world’s largest and heaviest bird. Its significant weight, up to 320 lbs. keeps them from taking flight. But the ostrich has many unique abilities that make it well-adapted to living in the savanna, desert, and open woodlands of central and southern Africa.

The ostrich is equipped with long, muscular legs built for running. Unlike other birds, who have three or four toes, ostriches have only two toes on each foot which allows for greater speed. They can sprint as fast as 43 mph!

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Ostrich Coloring Page


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  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
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Step by Step Directions for an Ostrich Drawing

Time needed: 45 minutes

How to Draw an Easy Ostrich

  1. Start the body with a kind of pointy egg shape.

  2. Add the curved neck and head with a dent on top.

  3. Draw a beak and an eye on the head.

  4. Add two large wing shapes.

  5. Draw a large tuft of feathers on the rear end.

  6. Draw two long legs with pointy toes.

  7. Add a horizon line and a tree.

  8. Draw stones, grass and clouds in the sky.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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