How to Draw a Peacock?

of reading

Looking for an easy way to  draw a peacock? You want to improve in the art of drawing a peacock. So we invite you to read our article.

We have what it takes to help you draw a peacock easily. You will know how to highlight all the details necessary to make your drawing as fabulous as the animal is.

After reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Draw the body of a peacock;
  • Correctly materialize the tail of a peacock;

    Without further ado, let's start the article right now!

    Everything you need to know about the peacock


    Many birds have fabulous plumage, but there is one species that takes it to an extreme: the peacock. Its tail is huge and can be fanned out. It's a beautiful sight, very inspiring for an artist, but not easy to draw.

    The peacock is a bird with striking plumage. This peacock is associated with greatness, splendor, even a certain pomp. And not without reason, because with his free tail he looks royal. Now we will figure out how to draw a peacock , because it will be very interesting to depict this interesting beautiful bird.

    In this tutorial I will teach you how to draw a peacock with a beautiful open tail. I will also teach you how to draw a peacock feather step by step, not only for the tail, but also as an individual feather.

    Draw a peacock easily by following the steps below:

    • Step 1 :

    To begin, we draw the eye of the peacock.

    • 2nd step :

    Then we almost draw the part of his head.

    • Step 3:

    We then draw a small crown on his head.

    • Step 4:

    We now attack on the part of his body.

    • Step 5:

    And then, we draw a small trace to give the shape of the wings.

    • Step 6:

    Now we are going to draw the whole legs of a peacock.

    • Step 7:

    We now trace the feather of his back.

    • Step 8:

    Now we are going to draw the tail of a peacock.

    • Step 9:

    And then, give a little touch of feather on its tail.

    • Step 10:

    Here is our drawing is almost finished.

    • Step 11:

    Finally, we will color our drawing of a peacock so that it is realistic.


    Draw the body of the peacock

      • Step 1: Draw an oval. This will be the torso of our peacock.
      • Step 2: Draw a long S-shaped neck with an oval head at one end.
      • Step 3: Draw the legs below the ankles ("inverted knees"). Drawing them this way will help you determine the pose without having to start with the details.
      • Step 4: Draw the top of the legs. These will be hidden under the feathers , but it helps to know where they are.
      • Step 5: Draw the peak curve. Peacocks are related to chickens, so you can use a chicken's beak as a reference.
      • Step 6: Draw the curve of the wings. Peacocks usually hold them low when spreading their tails. The wings are mostly covered by the tail, but some parts remain visible, so we need to know where they are.
      • Step 7: Pull all the fingers on the legs . Again, they are like chicken fingers!
      • Step 8: Draw the neck, which starts from the head and widens as it approaches the torso.
      • Step 9: Finish the pickaxe.
      • Step 10: Draw an oval eye.
      • Step 11: Add the nostril.
      • Step 12: Draw the "crown" on the head.
      • Step 13: Add the leg and foot details.
      • Step 14: Finish the wings.

      Draw the peacock's tail

        • Step 1: The body is done, so it's time to draw the fabulous peacock tail . The base is like a rigid layer that the peacock lifts on its back.
        • Step 2: Draw the tail shafts. Younger birds have smaller tails, so if you want to make the drawing less complicated, you can make shorter axes.
        • Step 3: Draw the stripes on the pens.
        • Step 4: Check the entire tail to make sure the shape created by the feathers is even.
        • Step 5: It divides the entire shape of the tail into several regular sections. This will help you position the feathers evenly.
        • Step 6: Draw the "ocelli" around the edge of the tail. The outer spots of the peacock and also inside the shape, but in this case leaving uniform spaces between the two.
        • Stage 7: The base of the tail is covered in feathers that look like small scales.

        Add detail to your peacock drawing

        • Step 1: Alright, we're almost done! We will now draw the last lines. Draw the details of the head. Since the head looks insignificant compared to that dazzling tail, there's no need to detail it too much - the details won't be very noticeable anyway.
        • Step 2: Check the body and legs.
        • Step 3: Check for scaly feathers at the base of the tail.
        • Step 4: Add some scales to the legs .
        • Step 5: Cross each "ladder" at the base of the tail with a vertical line.
        • Step 6: Shade the peacock. It should be dark relative to the tail.
        • Step 7: Back in line. Draw the spots as we saw before, but here in a less defined way - there are a lot of spots and they are very small, so separately they don't matter. 
        • Step 8: Draw the feather rays . Since feathers are mostly fine, they are practically translucent, unlike dense, solid rays. Add rays to the eyespots and also in between to fill in the gaps.
        • Stage 9: The underside of the tail has many ocelli concentrated in one place. This gives it a dense and feathery look.
        • Step 10: Draw all the pens. This may take some time, but remember that you don't have to be too precise - just draw lots of lines of the same shape along each beam.
        • Stage 11: There is also another type of peacock feather, mainly seen at the edge of the tail. They look like an open V.
        • Step 12: Sharpen the rays a little more to make them more visible.
        • Step 13: As we are drawing in black and white, it is difficult to create the contrast between the colored eyes and the dull feathers. However, here we can make use of the tone - make it denser so that the areas between the eyespots are darker. However, keep in mind that the closer you get to the edge of the tail, the more open the feathers should be.
        • Step 14: Look at your drawing one last time and see what you can fix. I accentuated the shading a bit more to increase the contrast.

        Receive your first gift signing up for the Kids Design The World Member Program!