Learn how to draw a kiwi bird for kids step by step with this elementary drawing tutorial for schoolers and preschoolers.
Hello everyone and welcome to a new lesson on how to draw a kiwi bird for kids! In this drawing guide, you will learn how to draw a bird, which is quite difficult to confuse with any other representative of birds – the kiwi. A distinctive feature of this bird is that it has underdeveloped wings, which are covered with feathers that look more like animal hair. Drawing a kiwi is a fun process. By following our step-by-step instructions and following the recommendations, you will receive an original drawing.
It is noteworthy that this bird lives only in New Zealand. Kiwi is similar in size to homemade chicken. This representative of birds stands out from the rest with a long beak, at the very end of which there are nostrils. Kiwi food is quite varied: it includes shellfish, insects, worms, as well as various fruits and fallen berries. Now we will show you how to draw a kiwi in stages. It is also important that in the process of drawing, you will get the opportunity to practice drawing rounded shapes, curved lines, and symmetrical shapes.
Time needed: 20 minutes.
How to Draw a Kiwi Bird for Kids
- Draw the head.
Start your drawing with a picture of the kiwi head at the top of the sheet. It should resemble an unfinished oval. The neckline is a broken line (zigzag) with two tops.
- Draw the eye and beak.
Draw a single black dot for the kiwi eye. Please note that it is located closer to where you will start drawing the beak. Now proceed to the bird’s beak. It consists of two long, curved lines that originate from two different points opposite the eye and converge at the end.
- Draw the body.
The body of the kiwi is the most important part of the drawing. Note that it is pear-shaped. Perhaps for some artists, the body of a bird will resemble onions – here it is worth following the representation that is convenient for you. Do not forget that you should also draw a curved broken line with three vertices, starting from the back of the bird and ending with the place where the tail of a common bird would be located. These are protruding fluffy feathers.
- Draw the plumage.
As we mentioned above, the feathers of the kiwi are very similar to the wool of a mammal. Draw ten short, straight lines (dashes) in different places on the body of the bird. Please note that some lines should be slightly longer than others.
- Draw the hips.
Now you need to depict the upper parts of the kiwi legs – the thighs. They are two small semicircles. Note that one of the semicircles closest to the viewer will be slightly larger than the other.
- Draw the legs.
You have now moved to the penultimate stage of the kiwi bird. Draw two legs, one of which – the one closest to you – will be slightly longer than the other. Draw vertical straight lines from the hips, and then using the broken lines you already know, draw three toes on each leg. Finish off the legs with spurs – sharp protrusions at the ends.
- Color your bird.
To color the finished drawing, they used brown in various shades: the head acquired a light color, and everything else became a dark color. However, you can make the kiwi gray, which is also typical for this type of bird.
We hope that this was a useful and informative lesson for you. Be sure to show your new drawing to friends and family. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with other drawing lessons for kids.