The dove may be a small bird, but it is one that comes loaded with symbolism. Typically associated with peace, doves are a common sight at weddings, christenings, and gatherings that invite people to come together and unite.
In just a few simple steps, you will learn how to create your very own symbol of peace, and celebrate these fascinating birds.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin with a cyan pen, and draw a large “U” shape in the middle of your page, angled towards the top right-hand corner.
From the bottom of this, add a curved line, leave a short gap, and then add another short curved line, forming part of a circular shape.
On the other side of the “U” shape, add a large “upside-down teardrop” shape to create a wing for your dove. From the end of this, bring a straight line down to the bottom left-hand corner of your page.
Add another line parallel to this, and join the two lines at the bottom with a curve. Then, repeat this twice more to the right of the original shape.
Use the cyan pen to fill in the shapes you have just created.
Take an orange pen, and use this to add a “bumpy” line to the gap you left in the circle – these will be the claws of your dove.
Now, use the same orange pen to add a beak to the curve of the “U” shape.
Take a black pen, and use this to add a small dot to the inside of the “U” shape, giving your dove a watchful eye.
Grab the cyan pen, and draw a curved line across the wing. Add a series of short vertical lines from the top to the bottom, and then add a bumpy line just above this.
Take a gray pencil, and shade in the wing of the dove.
Grab a blue highlighter pen, and draw two bumpy lines just inside the curve of the chest, joining these at the top with a short mark.
Use the blue highlighter pen to fill in the rest of the body and head of the dove, leaving this bumpy section white.
Grab a blue pencil, and use this to carefully go over the color of the wing.
Now, use a green pen to draw a curved line at the top and bottom of the beak, and add a leaf to the top of this.
Continue to decorate the plant with a few more leaves, and small dots, filling in the leaves almost completely, saving just a sliver of white in the center.
Add another small dot just to the left of the beak.
And there we have it – your very own calming, peaceful dove to enjoy. Curious about where they are used and celebrated? Time to do a little research!