Young artists will have a wonderful time learning how to draw a crow in 6 simple illustrative steps.
Everyone will like this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a crow. This easy crow instruction guide is perfect for younger students looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 20 minutes, but the art-making process may actually take longer if a background is created as well.
Enjoy learning how to draw a crow. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some personal details. It is time to get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Crow Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will learn how to draw a crow with basic drawing tools. Pay attention to the various sizes and shapes of each part of the crow. The lines in each step is outlined in blue so you can see the current parts that you should be drawing.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Head
Draw an inverted letter U at the upper part of your paper. It will be the crow’s head.
Outline The Wing
Let us draw a line from the right side of your inverted U and create the bird’s wings.
Draw The Crow’s Body
Then, draw the body beside the wings. Let’s add the tail as well.
Add The Eyes And The Beak
Draw the eyes and beak on the left side of the head.
Details In The Feet
Don’t forget to add the crow’s feet. They have huge claws.
Complete The Drawing
Color your drawing. For this one we use a darker violet shade to create highlights and shadows. We also add orange hues for the beak and the feet. For the eyes, we use a combination of white, gray, and black.
How to Draw a Crow PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Crow. 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!
Very Clever Birds
They often take advantage of new food sources or adopt new feeding strategies to make their lives easier. In some cases, the American crow even uses bait to lure fish closer, so it can snatch the fish for its own meal. Indeed crows are known to be very creative.
In addition to foraging, crows follow adult birds to find where nests are hidden. It is not uncommon for them to steal food from other animals.
Crows are very smart and have great memories!
Several kinds of crows and birds related to crows (magpies, ravens, etc. ) have demonstrated a skill for recognizing human faces.
Magpies and ravens are both known to scold specific researchers who have gotten too close to their nests. This occurred regardless of what the researchers wear demonstrating that the bird actually recognized the person.