Let`s learn how to draw a Duck. This is another article from the series “How to draw waterfowl”.
Although we call waterfowl duck, I have to admit that this bird is good on the ground and flies well. Yes, although they have a heavy flight, our wild ducks fly South for the winter.
Our first lesson will be how to learn to draw a duck walking on the ground.
Duck drawing – side view
Outside of town we have a wonderful pond with a huge number of ducks.But they don’t want to pose for a picture, they come only for the bread crumbs, and realizing that there is no more use, they immediately dive into the water.
So I’ll have to copy the picture from the Internet.
The torso of a duck has an oval shape. And if to tell more precisely – it is ovate. When the duck moves on land her torso is horizontal.
If the duck looked around, she would have her neck craned. But this duck is quietly looking straight ahead. Her neck is very much arched back in the form of the letter S.
The duck’s head is also not so much an oval, but rather ovate. In most birds the eyes are on the sides of the head and look in different directions. The eye is not round,but slightly squinted. Draw the beak which has a very characteristic duck shape.
Now draw the legs. Duck legs grow as if in the middle of the torso. Actually it is not so, the tail and long wings folded on the back elongate the body. The feet resemble flippers –swimming membranes are stretched between the fingers.
Let`s color our duck drawing. Domestic ducks are often white in color. But the wild typically have brownish-speckled feathers.
In the second tutorial, we will learn how to draw a floating duck. It is very easy. Look at the pictures and draw step by step.
Duck drawing lesson 2
Now let’s turn the duck the other way. But we will draw as usual – we will start with the general scheme, then we will clarify it.
Let’s move on to our drawing itself: the first thing we draw is the body. It has a teardrop shape.
The neck is gracefully arched, the oval head is small.
Add eye on the face. In profile, the beak is typically duck-shaped.
The legs are short with swimming membranes between the toes.
The body coloration of a duck is grayish-brown:
How to draw a drake
A male duck is no different in shape from a female.
Therefore, I will not describe step-by-step drawing in detail.
The linear drawing of the drake’s figure will be like this:
But the bright color of the drake differs sharply from the modest outfit of the duck.
Floating duck drawing
When the duck floats it is to half immersed in water and the belly and legs are almost not visible.
Click images to enlarge.
Draw the head. Often on the head ducks have a black strip that goes across the eyes and gives the face a dissatisfied and strict expression.
Whew. We drew a lot, good job. How to draw a flying duck we will learn next time.
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