Young artists will love learning how to draw a peregrine falcon in today’s drawing lesson.
Grab some art supplies and follow along with these easy 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a peregrine falcon.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons or colored pencils. This is useful for very young kids in the need of extra guidance and are looking to color in a peregrine falcon.
Finally learn to draw birds by following this lesson at your own leisure. …and now for the how to draw peregrine falcon lesson…
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Peregrine Falcon Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s post, we will learn how to draw peregrine falcon on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be highlighted in each step of the tutorial. Note that the blue outlines are used to indicate the current parts being drawn in each step.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Create The Bird’s Body
Using your pencil, draw a small reversed teardrop shape in the middle of your paper. Take a look at the reference drawing for guidance.
Add The Neck & Head
Add a small circle on the left side; that will be the falcon’s head. Then, draw curved lines that will connect to the body as the neck.
Draw The Beak And The Eyes
Next step is to draw the beak on the lower left side of the bird’s head, and the eye in the middle.
Add The Left Wing
The wing is shaped like a huge feather. Follow the demonstration on how it should look.
Add The Right Wing
The falcon’s right wing appears bigger than the left because of its perspective; the wing on the right is closer to us! Feel free to add details to the feathers.
Draw The Tail
After the wings are done, we can now draw the tail below the right wing.
Add The Left Foot
Before we finish our line drawing, we must add the left foot first below the body. Falcons have powerful talons for snatching up prey.
Draw The Right Foot
Just copy the lines for the left foot but it should be drawn slightly behind the left foot you already completed.
Complete Your Drawing
Now we can color our falcon drawing with shades of blue, light yellow, and orange.
How to Draw a Peregrine Falcon 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 Peregrine Falcon. 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!
Peregrine Falcons are Amazing!
Peregrine Falcons are found in almost all of North America, though they are more commonly found in the northern hemisphere. Peregrine Falcons are distinguished by their white neck and chest and their yellow legs. Their beak also has yellow near the base and their eyes are surrounded by a wee bit of yellow coloring as well. This beautiful yellow coloring shows up in adult birds.
The Peregrine Falcon is not only one of the most famous raptors, but also one of the most impressive for its speed and agility. With an adult wingspan of around 40 inches, this bird of prey can fly at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour. This makes it the fastest-flying rapto… actually the fastest animal on Earth!
Peregrine falcons are the most widespread of all the falcon species and can be found on every continent except Antarctica. The Peregrine falcon is a masterful hunter, and is known for its ability to dive from high altitudes at incredible speeds, and kill its prey in mid-air.
The Peregrine falcon is the only falcon in the world capable of hunting and killing prey above and below water. If the prey is flying low over water, the Peregrine falcon may kill it by dive-bombing into the water.