How to Draw a Dove

Doves are known throughout art, film, mythology, and literature as being amazing symbols for peace – and we have all that you need to know to bring a little of this peace into your day by creating your very own dove. Let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a gray pencil to add a small beak shape to the side of your page, and then bring a curved line up from the top of this. Take this to the left, and wave it down towards the bottom of the page.


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Bring another wavy line down from the bottom of the beak, take this to the left, and add a “point” to the bottom.


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Add another point to create a “W” shape, and then add a wavy line to the left of this.


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Add a small “bump”, and then another bump to the back of this for the tail. Bring a line up to meet the head, and add a bumpy section to this line.


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Now, add a foot to the bottom of the “W” shape.


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Add a bumpy, long wing across the back of the body, down the length of the tail…


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Shade the outside of this with the gray pencil.


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Add a curved, wavy “l” shape down the back of the back, and across above the feet.


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Shade the space behind this with the gray pencil.


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Add a curved “w” shape to the top of the wing…


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Make this a little larger, and shade the shape you have created.


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Add color to the back of the neck…


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And then add a teardrop shape to the back of the beak for an eye.


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Use a black pen to add a small circle inside this, and shade the space around this with the gray pencil.


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Now, use a violet pen to add three marks to the beak.


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Grab a purple pen, and shade the top of the beak…


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And then use a brown pen for the foot.


And voila – you have your very own adorable dove; all that remains is to give her a name.

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