How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 9

How to Draw An Ostrich

Kids can learn how to draw an ostrich by following the example drawings in this simple tutorial.

Create along with these simple 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing an ostrich.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This accompanies well with crayons. This is useful for very young kids requiring extra guidance and simply looking to color in an ostrich.

Art making is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to reference. Keep practicing!


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

In today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw an ostrich on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be considered in each step of the tutorial. Observe that the blue lines are used to show the newest shapes being drawn in each in each of the steps.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Outline The Body

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 1

    Using your pencil, start drawing the body in the middle of the paper. It is like a huge, oval shaped wing.

  2. Add A Smaller Wing Inside

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 2

    Then, add a smaller wing inside its body.

  3. Draw The Neck

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 3

    The ostrich has a feathery long neck. First, draw a circular feather on the left side of its body. Then, add the long curvy lines that will be the bird’s long neck.

  4. Add The Head, Eyes, And Beak

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 4

    After that, draw the eyes, neck, and beak. This bird has a circular head, eyes, and long beak.

  5. Draw The Tail

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 5

    Don’t forget to add the tail on the right side of its body. Just follow the feather strokes.

  6. Add Feather Before The Legs And Feet

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 6

    Before you draw the legs and feet, add cotton- like feathers just below its body.

  7. Outline The Right Leg And Foot

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 7

    The ostrich has long legs and wide feet.

  8. Add The Left Legs And Foot

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 8

    Do not also forget to add the left foot beside the right

  9. Complete Your Drawing

    How To Draw An Ostrich: Step 9

    Lastly, gather your crayons and start coloring the ostrich! The body is gray and the legs are a combination of yellow and orange.

How to Draw An Ostrich PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw An Ostrich. 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!

That’s a Huge Bird!

Ostriches, the largest living bird on planet Earth, are mostly found in Africa.They are the largest living birds with their height reaching up to 6 feet tall and their weight up to 300 pounds.

One of the most unique features of this bird is that it can run at speeds of 45 miles per hour which helps it escape from predators.

The eyes of the ostrich are also the largest of any land animal (vertebrete), making it not only the largest bird’s eyes, but also the largest on any animal on land. Despite its size, its eyes are relatively small in comparison to other bird species.

The ostrich is a flightless bird that mainly feeds off plants and vegetables.

A common misconception about ostriches is that they bury their heads in the sand. This simply is not true but the myth has persisted for many years.

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