hummingbird how to draw

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Hummingbird in 8 easy steps. This free step by step drawing lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a Hummingbird.

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.

Before we begin the drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about the Hummingbird you might find interesting.

  • Hummingbirds are the smallest migrating bird, and some can travel hundreds of miles without stopping.
  • These tiny birds have the incredible ability to hover in mid-air by flapping their wings in a figure-eight pattern.
  • Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and upside down.
  • The rapid movement of hummingbird wings produces a humming sound, which is how they get their name.
  • Hummingbirds have a super-fast heartbeat, which can reach up to 1,260 beats per minute.
  • They also have an amazing metabolism and need to eat about half of their body weight in sugar each day.
  • The diet of hummingbirds consists mainly of nectar from flowers, which they sip with their long, tube-like tongues.
  • Hummingbirds have vibrant, iridescent feathers that can shimmer and change colors in the sunlight.
  • These birds are found only in the Americas, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America.
  • There are over 300 species of hummingbirds, each with its own unique characteristics and colors.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Hummingbird – Easy, 8-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Begin by drawing the back of the Hummingbird’s head.

how to draw a hummingbird

Step 2: Draw the long Hummingbird beak.

how to draw a hummingbird

Step 3: Next, draw the lower body and neck.

how to draw a hummingbird

Step 4: Draw the first wing, closest to you.

how to draw a hummingbird

Step 5: Draw the lower tail feathers.

how to draw a hummingbird

Step 6: Complete the lower feathers and add the wing details.

how to draw a hummingbird

Step 7: Draw in more wing and feather details.

how to draw a hummingbird

Step 8: Finish by adding the eyes and the beak details to complete the drawing of the Hummingbird.

how to draw a hummingbird

Nicely done! You’ve finished the How To Draw a Hummingbird 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 hummingbird drawing more realistic and life-like.

how to draw a hummingbird


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a HUMMINGBIRD! 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 hummingbird is with practice…practice…practice!

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

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