How to Draw a Crow

Crows are beautiful, mysterious, and majestic creatures, that tend to get something of a bad reputation – and we will prove how wonderful they can truly appear in just a few short, simple steps.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by using a pencil to draw the beak of the crow, pointing to the left of your page.


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Bring a curved line across from the top of this, and take this across, down, and make a “point” at the back.


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Add more points heading down and in for the feathers at the back of your bird, forming the larger wing.


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Now, add a smaller wing in front of this first one, and connect this to the bottom of the beak with a curved line.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of the small wing, add two small “bumps”, and bring a curved line to the right.


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Add a series of sharp, long feathers to this back section for the tail, and then add another section above.


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Bring two clawed feet down from the bottom of each bump at the bottom…


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Draw the remaining feathers.


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And add another layer of feathers to the back of the wings.


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Draw a small circle behind the beak.


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Use a black pen to go over the top of the head and the back of the beak, as well as the front wings.


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Shade the back set of wings with the black pen…


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And then use the black pen to go over the bottom of the body, including the back tailfeathers.


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Fill this section in with the black pen.


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Outline the rest of the head…


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And then color the head and face with the black pen.


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Use a dark gray pen for the beak and the rest of the wings and feathers.


And there we have it – a majestic crow, simply waiting for a name!

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