How to Draw a Flamingo in Water

If there is one place that flamingos are almost guaranteed to be happy, it is standing in cool, fresh water – and this is a wonderful sight to behold. Want to see for yourself? Then let’s take a closer look!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen and a ruler, and add a square to the page.


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Use a thinner black pen to add a point to the top left corner of the square, with a line at the side.


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Use a curved line to cut off the tip of the shape, and add a curved line above this – this will be the beak.


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Bring a line across to the right, and then add a curved “L” shape below.


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Bring a line up from the top of the beak, and take this across, down, and then across to the right.


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Bring a line across from the left, leaving a small gap in the bottom.


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Add a small circle behind the beak, and add a dot inside this.


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In the gap at the bottom, add three small points, and then another shape to the right. Add a curved wing inside the body.


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Bring two parallel lines down from the bottom, and add an oval shape to the bottom of this.


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Now, add two diagonal lines coming across from this, ending in a small circle. Connect this to the bottom of the body with two diagonal lines.


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Add a long, thin rectangle to the bottom of the oval on the straight leg, and then add a foot to the end of the angled leg.


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Add an oval to the bottom of the feet, add a smaller oval inside this, and then add curved lines on either side.


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Use a thicker pen and a ruler to add a horizontal line to the bottom third of the square.


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Add color to the tip of the beak with the black pen…


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And then use a yellow pen for the beak and the legs.


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Use a pink pen to shade the main body of the flamingo.


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Then, a dark blue pen for the bottom section of the square…


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And a bright blue for the top section.


And voila – that is one relaxed flamingo, just enjoying his day. This is a dude we can all learn a valuable lesson from!

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