Did you know that hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backward? This beautiful little hummingbird is distinguished by their long, narrow beaks and swiftly beating wings. Their name comes from the unusual quality of being able to fly quickly and the humming sound made by the beating of their wings. Hummingbirds can fly as quickly as the wind, making it challenging to observe them in person. Most of us have probably only ever seen hummingbirds in photographs on the internet.
Now that you know what a Hummingbird is, it’s now your time to learn how to draw a hummingbird in 12 easy steps!
- Pen or Marker
- Coloring tools
Step 1: Start the Body
Let’s begin our tutorial by sketching the body of the hummingbird. To do this, just simply draw a diagonal elongated teardrop shape on the center of your paper. The pointed part of the teardrop must be drawn on the bottom.
Step 2: Draw the Head
The next thing that we need to draw is the head of our hummingbird. On the upper portion of the body, draw a small circle for the head of the hummingbird. Make sure to put a space between the head and body so we can draw the neck later.
Step 3: Add the Neck
This time, let’s connect the head and the body by sketching the neck of the hummingbird. To draw the neck, just simply draw a slanting line from the lower side of the head going down to the body. Then, do the same on the other side.
Step 4: Add the Beak
The hummingbird has known for its long, slender beak. Now, let’s draw the beak on the left side of the head. To do this, draw a long pointed letter V then connect it to the left side of the head. See the reference image above for you to be guided.
Step 5: Remove Extra Line
Now, let’s carefully erase the lines that are not included in your drawing. I want you to erase the line that separates the head and the beak. Also, erase the line that separates the head and neck. Lastly, erase the line between the neck and the body.
Step 6: Draw the wing and the Eye Guide
In this step, draw a small circle in the upper portion of the head. After that, from the back portion of the hummingbird, draw a slanting line then drag it up. Balance your wings to the size of the body of the hummingbird.
Step 7: Add Details to the Wing and the Eyes
The second thing that people know about hummingbirds is their rapid-moving wings. To draw this, we just simply draw a slanting elongated teardrop on the back portion of the body. Complete the eye by adding the shaded small circle inside the eye guide. The wing should overlap a little to the upper portion of the body.
Step 8: Draw the Tail and Remove Line
Hummingburd has also a long tail. Now, draw a teardrop on the lower portion of the body. Make sure that the tail is connected to the lower portion of the body. See the reference image above for you to be guided.
Step 9: Draw the 2nd Wings
Next, draw the second wing on the upper portion of the first wing. We do this by drawing a long inverted V shape. Make sure that wings are connected to the first wing. See the reference image above for you to be guided. Then, on the tail, draw a pointed line inside.
Step 10: Add Details
Hummingbird has art on its body, now I want you to draw curves, slanting lines from the beak going down the to the back portion of the body. Then, erase the extra line from the tail. Lastly, add a small oblong shape to the bottom part of the body.
Step 11: Add More Details
For the first wing, draw a small inverted teardrop shape inside the wing. Add another teardrop shape inside the tail of the hummingbird. See the reference image above for you to be guided.
Step 12: Finish up!
Hurray!! We are on the final step of your tutorial. This time, everything will be up to you. Just simply choose a good combination color for your lovely hummingbird. After that, show your output to your family. Good job kiddo!