So I rushed to read Wikipedia to distinguish who is who in my pictures. It turned out that storks and cranes except that have huge differences in lifestyle and habits, just have little differences in appearance. Both these birds are long-legged and long-necked with a long tweezer-like beak.
But the stork‘s beak is thicker and more powerful.
The crane has long curly feathers on the wings so it looks sleeker. The stork feathers are stiff and unadorned.
And there are differences in the distribution of black spots on the body.
Having all this information I’m pretty sure I will teach you how to draw the stork specifically.
Stork drawing – lesson 1
Our stork will look like this:
In the sketch, indicate the body shape, length and direction of the neck and legs, the contour of the head and beak:
Now you can start to draw the torso – it’s pretty big and almost looks massively:
Add long legs with knobby knees. The legs are, honestly, right in the middle of the trunk. I suppose it’s for the best balance:
And now the neck and head with a strong beak.
But stork is not devoid of a kind of grace – it is well to bend the neck very nicely.
This tutorial how to draw a stork will be in the form of step-by-step gallery. Click images to enlarge.
To complete the picture – draw a beautiful head with open beak:
Stork`s head drawing
Let us learn in detail how to draw the head of a stork. Look at the picture and make a schematic sketch.
The neck is long and graceful, the head is almost round:
The eyes are large, sharp-sighted. The beak is large, powerful, broad and long:
Paint the beak of a stork red:
Now you surely know how to draw a stork.