How To Draw a Flamingo

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In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Flamingo in 7 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Flamingo.

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Here are some interesting facts about the Flamingo you might find interesting.

  • There are six recognized species of Flamingos.
  • Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other tucked beneath the body.
  • Flamingos produce a “milk” like pigeon milk due to the action of a hormone called prolactin.
  • Both parents nurse their chicks for about two months.
  • Flamingos often stamp their webbed feet in the mud to stir up food from the bottom.

How To Draw a Flamingo – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Draw the beginning section of the top of the wing and back.

how to draw a flamingo

Step 2: Sketch the neck.

how to draw a flamingo

Step 3: Add the rear feathers and head detail.

how to draw a flamingo

Step 4: Draw the lower neck and underbelly to the body.

how to draw a flamingo

Step 5: Draw the beak, inner feather detail and add the legs outline.

how to draw a flamingo

Step 6: Complete the legs and inner feather.

how to draw a flamingo

Step 7: Add the eyes and facial details, complete by drawing some circles to represent the Flamingo standing in water.

how to draw a flamingo

Nicely done! You’ve finished the How To Draw a Flamingo drawing lesson! Now, if you want to add color or shading to your drawing, take a look at the picture below and use it as a reference to make your flamingo drawing more realistic and life-like.

how to draw a flamingo


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Flamingo! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a flamingo is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another bird to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a DUCK?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Duck

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