Kids will love learning how to create a dove drawing!
Everyone will like this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a dove. This easy dove instruction guide is perfect for young children looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the drawing process can actually take longer if a background is created as well.
Enjoy creating a colorful dove drawing and remember to add some unique aspects. Now let’s get started.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Dove Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
By the end of this lesson we will arrive at a finished drawing of a dove by creating one part at a time. It will take 6 steps in total as we continue to create each part which will get us closer to the finished drawing. The final artwork will be beautified with color resulting in a drawing you will love!
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Head
Using your pencil, draw the head of the dove near the top left of your paper. Add the beak and the eyes as well.
Add The Wings
Carefully draw the wings under the head. The dove’s wings have feathers so draw some of these feathers in your drawing.
Draw Dove’s Body
Outline the body on the left side of its wings. Just follow through the shape of the wings.
Add The Tail
Don’t forget to add the tail at the back of its wings and body.
Outline The Feet
We wrap up the line drawing by adding the dove’s feet under its body. It’s feet resemble most of the bird species.
Complete The Drawing
Color your drawing! A Dove is known for its white color, but let us add shadows and orange colors to its beak for your drawing to stand out!
Dove Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Dove Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
See Doves Everywhere!
Doves can survive nearly anywhere in the world. You won’t find them in the harshest environments like desserts or the Antarctic but, they can still survive most other places. In addition, they tend to be attracted to tropical climates and woodlands.There are many species that live in urban areas, such as parks and cities.
Doves are primarily herbivorous and eat plant matter. The exact diet of these animals depends on the species and region in which they live. Fruits and berries make up the bulk of some doves’ diets, while seeds and grains make up the rest.
Those who eat grain and seeds typically forage on the ground, while those who eat fruit typically forage in trees and bushes. Insects are also eaten by some species.
There are many parts of the world where the terms “dove” and “pigeon” are interchangeable because they are so closely related. For example, the rock dove is known as the pigeon in many cities!
There are solitary doves as well as flocks with thousands of doves living together. For those living in flocks they even show a hierarchy of dominance when roosting together at night.