How to Draw a Crow Flying

A crow in flight is a truly awe-inspiring scene – and we have the steps that you need to follow to bring this to life; let’s get started!


Tutorial Video


Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Begin by using a pencil to create two curved, triangles shapes on the right of your page – these will be your crow’s beak.


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Bring a curved line across from the top and bottom of this beak, across to the left, and join them with a zig-zag line for the face.


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Bring a curved line across from the bottom, flicking this up slightly in a couple of places, and ending with a slight “hook”.


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From this hook, take a line across to the right, and then take this across and up towards the top right-hand corner.


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Return to the “flicks” you created on this bottom line, and bring them across to form two points, making the back one a little longer than the front, to draw the tailfeathers. Add two curved, pointed shapes to the right of these for claws.


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Connect the tail to the front of the bird with a curved line.


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Add a curved, triangular wing to the top of this…


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And then bring up a larger wing with long, jagged feathers.


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Add another wing to the right of the first.


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Draw a small circle just behind the beak for the eye of the bird.


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Use a gray pen to go over the right wing…


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And then fill this in with the gray pen.


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Use a dark gray pen for the other wing, and then use this shade for the face and the tail feathers, as well as the claws.


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Use a semi-dark gray pen to shade the beak of the bird and the little triangle at the bottom of the wing.


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Next, grab a black pen and add a small dot to the eye.


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Use the semi-dark gray pen to add two marks behind the face, at the bottom of the body…


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And use a light gray pen to shade this bottom section of your bird.


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Finally, use a gray pencil to add a line to the bottom of the body to finish your crow.


And just like that, you have a mysterious crow in flight – but where is his mission taking him?

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