In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Stork in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a stork. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a simple and easy stork drawing!
Before we begin the How To Draw a Stork drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about storks you might find interesting, especially for kids.
- Storks have long legs, necks and bills adapted for wading in shallow wetlands to catch frogs, fish, snakes and insects.
- Their feathers are mainly white but some have black patches on wings or tails. Storks stand over 3 feet tall on land.
- Families consist of monogamous pairs that may stay together for many breeding seasons or lifelong.
- Nests are enormous platforms of sticks and branches rebuilt annually on high structures like chimneys, towers or treetops.
- Storks are migratory, traveling in flocks thousands of miles between European and African homes each year.
- Bill-clattering and wing-clapping are ways storks communicate warnings or locations of food sources and nest sites.
- They are culturally significant in some regions, where they were thought to deliver babies or represent new life.
- Though mainly predatory, stork diets include frogs, insects, small mammals or carrion depending on location.
- Storks play important ecological roles through pest control and distributing nutrients from wetlands across lands.
- Some stork species like wood storks are threatened by habitat loss, making conservation efforts important to their survival.
How To Draw a Stork – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson
Step 1: Begin by drawing the head and back of the stork’s neck.
Step 2: Draw the front of the neck and the chest.
Step 3: Now you can draw the back of the bird.
Step 4: Draw the tail feathers.
Step 5: Sketch in the top of the bill and the first leg.
Step 6: Draw the bill and eye, don’t forget the second leg too!
Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Stork, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your feathery friend look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your Stork drawing. Notice the bright orange bill and legs!
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Stork! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly 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 stork is with plenty of practice!
Are you looking for another larger 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.