How To Draw a Snow Goose

how to draw a snow goose

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Snow Goose in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a snow goose. Follow along with the how to draw a snow goose drawing guide below by sketching the red portion of each of the six steps, super easy!

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

  • The snow goose is a white or gray colored bird in the goose family that breeds in Arctic regions of North America and migrates south in large flocks each winter.
  • Snow geese have black wingtips, which are visible in flight and help distinguish them from similar looking Ross’s geese which have white wingtips.
  • They feed on grass, grains, berries, and other plant matter found in agricultural fields and wetlands during migration and winter months.
  • Some populations of snow geese undertake migrations over 4,000 miles each year between Arctic nesting grounds and southern wintering locations.
  • Snow geese are highly social birds and can form flocks of over a million individuals when stopping at staging areas during migration.
  • These geese build nests on the ground in large colonies near lakes or rivers in Arctic tundra, laying clutches of 3-5 eggs.
  • They communicate through honking calls and perform impressive flock flying formations with synchronized movements.
  • The blue snow goose is a rare color morph variant that has all white plumage except for black wingtips.
  • Predators of snow geese include polar bears, Arctic foxes, and large birds of prey when near nesting areas.
  • Their populations fluctuate naturally but some groups have increased substantially in recent decades due to changes in habitat and decreased predation.

How To Draw a Snow Goose – Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the goose’s face and beak.

how to draw a snow goose

Step 2: Draw the snow goose’s chest and underside.

how to draw a snow goose

Step 3: Now you can draw the neck and back of the snow goose.

how to draw a snow goose

Step 4: Draw in wing and beak detail.

how to draw a snow goose

Step 5: Sketch in the eye and feet.

how to draw a snow goose

Step 6: Finally, draw in more feather and feet detail.

how to draw a snow goose

Nice work, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Snow Goose, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your snow goose look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your easy snow goose drawing.

snow goose drawing


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a snow goose! 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 snow goose is with practice!

Up next, how about learning how to quickly and easily draw a CANADA GOOSE?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Goose

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