step by step stork drawing easy

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.

how to draw a stork

Step 2: Draw the front of the neck and the chest.

how to draw a stork

Step 3: Now you can draw the back of the bird.

how to draw a stork

Step 4: Draw the tail feathers.

how to draw a stork

Step 5: Sketch in the top of the bill and the first leg.

how to draw a stork

Step 6: Draw the bill and eye, don’t forget the second leg too!

how to draw a stork

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!

stork drawing easy


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.

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