How to Draw a Dove Flying

Doves are known for being calm, tranquil symbols of peace – and what better way to celebrate them than by bringing them to life through art? We have all the steps you need; just follow our lead.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a pencil, and add a slanted “W” shape to the top right of your page, joining the top of the sides with a curved line – this will be the beak.

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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of the beak, and across to the left. Bring a line up from the top of the break, take this across, down, and then down to the bottom left-hand corner.


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Add a large shape to the bottom, with jagged lines to create the feathers of the tail.


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Bring two curved shapes to the front of the body for claws…


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Add a teardrop shape to the beak, and add a smaller shape inside this for the eyes.


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Bring a curved line down at the bottom of the body, and add another couple of layers of feathers in the tail.


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Shade this bottom section, and layers of the tail with a gray pencil.


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Bring a wing up to the top from behind the head.


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Add another, slightly curved wing to the back…


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And add two smaller shapes inside this.


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Use a darker gray pencil for the inside of the left wing, and a lighter gray pen for the section outside this.


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Add another section just inside the line of the right wing.


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Use the pencil for the outside of this wing.


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Now, add two pointed, bumpy lines across the bottom of the neck.


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Shade this shape with the gray pencil…


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And then use a red pen to add color to the claws and beak.


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Complete the eye with a black pen.


And there we have it – a beautiful dove, flying through the sky as a free bird. What could be better than that?

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