peacock drawing

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Peacock in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the simple Peacock.

Before we begin the How To Draw a Peacock drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about peacocks you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Peacocks are known for their striking tail feathers, which display a beautiful array of colors and eye-like patterns called “ocelli.”
  • The term “peacock” specifically refers to the male bird; females are called “peahens,” and together, they are known as “peafowl.”
  • Peafowl are native to South Asia and parts of Africa, but have been introduced to other regions around the world.
  • The elaborate tail display of a peacock, which is fanned out to attract a mate, is actually made up of tail covert feathers, not the tail itself.
  • Peacocks can grow up to 90 inches in length, which includes the long train of feathers that can be over 60 inches long.
  • The diet of peafowl consists mainly of plants, insects, and small creatures, making them omnivores.
  • Peafowl have been kept as pets and ornamental birds since ancient times due to their regal appearance.
  • These birds are capable of flight, although they spend most of their time on the ground and prefer to roost in trees at night.
  • The loud, distinctive call of a peacock can be heard from far away and is often used to communicate with peahens or signal the presence of a predator.
  • A group of peafowl is called a “party” or an “ostentation,” which reflects their grand and showy nature.

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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 Peacock – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the head and beak of the peacock.

how to draw a peacock

Step 2: Draw the peacock’s back and wing.

how to draw a peacock

Step 3: Now you can draw the entire main body of the bird and start the tail.

how to draw a peacock

Step 4: Finish drawing the huge tail.

how to draw a peacock

Step 5: Sketch more of the tail detail and add a branch for the peacock to sit on.

how to draw a peacock

Step 6: Finally, draw in the crest, eye, and tail detail.

how to draw a peacock

Well Done, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Peacock, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your peacock look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your peacock drawing.

how to draw a peacock


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Peacock! 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 Peacock. is with practice…practice…practice!

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

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