Drawing and crafts

Learn how to draw a Vulture



Let`s learn how to draw a vulture realistically.Vulture photosVulture is a large bird from Africa and South Asia. Visually slightly recalling the eagles and other birds of prey, vultures are scavengers  and feed on carcasses of large animals.  It’s worth seeing, in indescribable heat of the African noon, several vultures soaring on their wings motionless for hours. What are they doing at this altitude?They are looking for the carrion.

But if we want  to learn how to draw a vulture let’s start with a simpler version – the vulture on the ground.

Standing Vulture – step by step tutorial

Begin with pencil outline with diagrams of skeletal structure:

Pencil sketch with diagrams of skeletal structure

We can not indicate the shape of the bodyit is hidden under the large wings folded on the back of the vulture.
Vulture wings
Vulture legs seem powerful, but in reality they are weak.
Vulture paws drawing
Draw the head with a large beak  and curved neck:
Vulture drawing
And now let’s color the vulture. Note that in General the plumage is dark, and the neck and head skin is bare and red.
Vulture picture
Now we can move on to learning how to draw a flying vulture.

Vulture drawing – lesson 2

Flying Vulture picture

The pictureof flying vulture  is very impressive, isn`t it! Actually this one is in the beginning of its flight, because while soar is no need to flap the wings – they clearly rectified on the sides of the body, like a glider, and a vulture hovers in circles.

flying Vulture outline

Its wings are extremely long, almost three times longer than the body, and enough wide. The torso is big with wide and strong chest`s muscles which are able to cope with this such immense wings.

Step by step vulture drawing.

You see that the several longest feathers on the outside end of the wing are parted one from another.

Vulture wings drawing

On the other hand, the tail of the vulture is not very long. The legs are long, but as the eyewitnesses say, they are so weak that sometimes break when the vulture is landing. Look at the way bird carries them on the flight – not bended, but not entirely straightened. Vulture`s neck is long, thin, naked, and curved S-shaped even in the flight. Its head is small with curved beak.

 Flying Vulture picture

Now you know how to draw a vulture, so go ahead and draw your vulture masterpieces.




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