The humble swan is amongst the most majestic creatures that you will see on a pond, lake, or river, and this is a majestic creature, worthy of being preserved in a drawing forevermore. And that is exactly what we will do in just a few short, simple steps!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black fineliner pen, and draw a large, curved shape in the center of your page. Add a “hook” to the top right, and then bring the line up and hook it over at the top left.
Add three spikes to the back right, creating tail feathers for your swan…
And then add a parallel line to the section at the front, connecting the bottom with a loop, to create that distinctive neck.
Connect the neck to the tailfeathers with a curved line, and then add a series of small bumps.
Now, add a series of tiny “horseshoe” shapes all across the top of the back and the wing.
Add a curved triangle to the bottom of the face, and then add a small circle to the top of this.
Add a triangle to the bottom of the face for a beak…
And then fill this in with an orange pen.
Now, use the black pen to add a series of small stars and flowers all around the bottom of the swan.
Use a yellow pen to fill in the curved flowers…
And then use the black pen to add water lilies all around these.
Bring up a series of tall reeds and rushes all around the body of the swan.
Fill in the tops of the rushes with a deep brown pen…
And then add color to the reeds and diagonal shapes on the lilypads with a green pen.
Fill in the spaces in the lilypads with a lighter green pen…
Use a yellow pen to add a small dot to the center of the spiky flowers.
Now, use a blue pen to add curved waves to the bottom of the swan’s body.
And just like that, you have your own majestic swan to enjoy – all he needs is a name!