How To Draw A Pigeon: Step 6

How to Draw a Pigeon

Children will love learning how to draw a pigeon in 6 simple illustrative steps.

Everyone will like this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a pigeon. This easy pigeon 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! Plan for this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the art-making process can actually take longer if a background is drawn as well.

Finally learn to draw your very own birds by following this lesson at your own pace. …and now for the how to draw a pigeon lesson…


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Pigeon Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Pigeon: All Steps

This step by step lesson will teach you how to draw a pigeon. We will pay attention to the shapes of each section and types of contours drawn so that the drawing looks correct.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Wings

    How To Draw A Pigeon: Step 1

    Outline the wings using your pencil. Create a teardrop shape but make it sideways. Then, add some curved lines near the end for the wing details.

  2. Add The Body

    How To Draw A Pigeon: Step 2

    Draw a bigger curve on the left side of the wings. Then add a small line above the right side of the wings, like in the demonstration.

  3. Draw The Tail

    How To Draw A Pigeon: Step 3

    Next, add the tail on the right side of the wing. The pigeon has feathery tails.

  4. Add The Feet

    How To Draw A Pigeon: Step 4

    Draw the feet underneath the pigeon’s body.

  5. Draw The Head, Eyes, And Beak

    How To Draw A Pigeon: Step 5

    Do not forget to add the pigeon’s head, eyes and beak.

  6. Complete The Drawing

    How To Draw A Pigeon: Step 6

    Enjoy coloring your pigeon drawing using shades of grays and oranges, and don’t forget to add the pink and green glows on the chest.

How to Draw a Pigeon 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 Pigeon. 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!

Rock Pigeons

Commonly known as “pigeons”, rock pigeons have different colors due to breeding by humans. They are actually the bird descendants of the wild Rock Dove which resides in Europe.

Male and female pigeons pairs stay together for life and often have several families of baby pigeons in a single year. The nest of these birds can be found along building ledges, rafters, beams, under bridges or inside barns.

Feeding Habits

Pigeons are ground feeders, so while you are more likely to find them underneath a bird feeder rather then on the bird feeder itself like most other birds.

Pigeons and Humans

There are few birds that have been so closely associated with humans as the pigeon. It has been domesticated and taken around the world, raised for food, trained for carrying messages, as well as used in research.

Originating in Europe, North Africa, and India, this bird is now found in many cities all over the world. In some places, the pigeon has returned to its wild habits, nesting on cliffs nowhere near humans or cities.

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