How to Draw A Vulture? When you think of impressive bird species, you might think of colorful and exotic parrots or graceful predators like eagles and hawks.
Also, check our sunflower coloring page. Vultures are neither colorful nor apex predators but are nonetheless impressive in their own right. They sometimes get a bad rap for collecting other animals’ prey, but they are still impressive in size and appearance.
This can make learning to draw a vulture a fun and unique challenge. If you want to face this challenge, you’ve come to the right place! Our step-by-step guide to drawing a vulture in just 6 easy steps will show you how easy and fun it can be.
How to Draw A Vulture
In this first step of our guide on how to draw a vulture, we will focus on the head, neck, and first part of the vulture’s body.
Draw its small curved pointed beak first before adding a small eye next to it. They are known for their long curved necks, which we will draw now.
First, draw some curved lines for the outline of the head and then draw the curved neck behind. You can also add some small line details inside to make the neck look a bit featherier.
Draw more curved lines for the beginning of the body, and then you can move on to step 2!
We’ll add more details to the body for the second stage of drawing the vulture.
First, add a few rows of curved lines with pointed tips for a few feathers inside the body.
Then add more spiky lines to the torso for more feather detail.
Complete the final outlines for the body that we show in the reference image, and then you can proceed to Step 3 of the tutorial.
As we continue with this tutorial on drawing a vulture, we will add more details to the body by adding legs.
First, add more rows of curved lines with sharp points to get more rows of feathers. These also extend to the back of the wings.
Next, we draw the legs of the vulture. The legs have a feathery base that you can draw with more curved lines, and then you can use smoother lines for the skinny legs.
Make sure to add the claws on the feet, then draw lines along the insides of the legs.
You are now ready to finish the bird in this step of drawing the vulture. The primary look we will add in this step is the feathers on the end of the wings.
You can draw them with even smoother curved lines with sharper tips.
Make sure you fill in any other blanks left, and then you can add some final details and elements in the next step of the guide!
In this fifth step of our tutorial on drawing a vulture, you will add the last element to the picture.
You even have the option to add some ideas and personal touches to top it off!
Let’s draw some wood for the vulture to sit on. Use smooth curved lines to outline the wood and add more wavy line detail to give it more texture.
Then it’s up to you to add any details to the image you might want! Please add a background or draw other birds and animals to match the vulture. Make sure you enjoy it and see what you can think of!
Vultures aren’t exactly colorful birds, but there are many ways to add color variety to your design.
The primary color you see on a vulture is brown, but using different shades can keep the colors more precise.
In our reference image, we used dark brown for the edges of the wings and then lightened them as we moved inward in the image.
We used very light shades of brown and beige for the neck and then finished off with a warmer brown for the wood it sits on.
Will you use the same shades or want a unique look for your drawing?
There are many different ways to customize colors, including changing your art media. We can’t wait to see what you do!
Your Vulture Drawing is Finished!