Learn how to draw a peacock by drawing along with this engaging drawing guide!
Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a peacock. This easy peacock lesson is perfect for young children looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the art-making process can actually take more time if a background is created as well.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to reference. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Peacock Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This lesson will teach you how to draw a peacock. We will pay attention to the shapes of each section and types of lines created so that the artwork looks right.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Peacock’s Body
Start your peacock by drawing a small circle in the lower middle part of your paper. It will be its body.
Add The Head And Neck
The head and neck will overlap the circle you draw. Let us make the head sideways so you can add the beak, eyes, and the crown.
Draw The Legs
After that, add the peacock’s legs, make them long and make the feet similar to a chicken’s feet.
Add The Tail
The peacock’s tail is shaped like a fan. Make sure that it will go above the peacock’s head.
Draw The Details Inside The Tail
Don’t forget to decorate its tail. Add eye-shaped details and lines inside the tail.
Complete The Drawing
Be creative and colorful! Color the peacock using different crayons. Green and blue match perfectly with yellow, pink and purple.
How to Draw a Peacock 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 Peacock. 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!
Peacocks are the male versions while the females are peahens. Most known for their beautiful iridescent colors it’s only the male peacocks that display their long ornamental tails.
The males don’t start to develop color until they are about three months old, and it’s not until full maturity at three years old that their famous display tails are in full feather.
Despite having long, heavy tail feathers when they are in the fan position, peacocks are known to fly short distances as an escape route from predators, or to a nesting site for the night.
With a wingspan of 5 feet, the peacock is one of the world’s largest flying birds. Peacock feathers make up more than half of the bird’s body length.
The Indian peafowl is the most common type of peafowl found in zoos and parks around the world. There are shiny blue feathers on its head and neck arranged like scales. Peacocks are native to Southern parts of Asia.
Male vs. Female Peacocks
The funny looking feathers atop the peacock’s head is called a “crest”
Peacocks are known for their beautiful iridescent feathers of blue and blue-green colors! The male birds are especially colorful.
The peacock’s feather train doesn’t consist of tail feathers, but rather the long upper-tail covert feathers. These feathers are marked with eyespots and can best be seen when the peacock fans his tail.
A covert feather on a bird is one of a set of feathers, called coverts, which lay over feathers covering them up to help smooth the flow of air over the wings and tail.