Eager to experience how to draw a quail?
Beginners will benefit from this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a quail. This easy quail lesson is perfect for young kids 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 drawing process may actually take longer if a background is included in addition to the subject matter.
Finally learn to draw birds by following this lesson at your own speed. Have fun!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Quail Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
By the end of this lesson we will arrive at a finished drawing of a quail by drawing one area at a time. It will take 6 steps in total as we continue to create each part which will get us closer to the completed drawing. The completed artwork will be topped off with color making it a drawing you will be proud to show off!
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Details On The Wings
First we are going to draw the wings in the middle of our paper so the whole drawing will be in the middle as well. Do not forget to add details on the feathers.
Outline The Body
Then, draw a semicircle surrounding the wing.
Draw The Head
Next, we are going to draw the head in detail. The California Quail has a prominent crown and white-striped neck as well.
Add The Tail
After that, we can draw the tail on the lower right part of the wings.
Draw The Feet
Lastly, we can now draw the bird’s feet.
Complete Your Drawing
Now we can get creative by coloring our quail drawing. The head is a combination of yellow, white and black. While the body is another combination of browns and a darker shade of blue. Do not forget to add white lines on the body and on the head for the details.
How to Draw a Quail 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 Quail. 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!
There are many types of quails but the type drawn above is a “California Quail”.
Can you guess where this bird lives?
With their ruddy skin and beady eyes, it’s no wonder that California Quails-also known as Desert Quail-are often mistaken for Pheasants. Both species are gamebirds that, like quail, are native to the southwestern United States.
California Quails are native to the southwestern United States, including California. The California Quail is the predominant quail species in California, but widespread quail species are still found across the state.
They are flightless birds that are predominantly grey-brown in color. The California Quail has a black face that is bordered by white stripes.
They have short necks, short, powerful legs with toes that are not webbed, and the tail is relatively long. As with most birds, California Quails are long-lived.California Quails are fast runners which are excellent at escaping predators.
Living in arid environments often means having to deal with periods of drought and high heat, which is why California Quail have evolved over the years to be able to survive without water. Adaptations such as having a larger surface area, upright bodies and feathers that contain air help the Quail retain moisture and stay cool in the heat.