easy toucan drawing

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

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

  • Toucans have a huge colorful bill that can be over half their body length and brightly colored.
  • Their large bill contains thousands of sensory receptors to locate fruits hidden in trees. Toucans swallow fruit whole.
  • Toucans live in tropical forests of Central and South America, often seen high in tree canopies.
  • Their zygodactyl feet have two toes pointing forward and two back, perfect for grasping tree branches.
  • Toucans nest in tree cavities and lay 2-4 spotted eggs. The young remain dependent on parents for months.
  • Most fruit-eating toucan species travel and forage in family groups, using loud calls to stay in contact.
  • That large bill is actually very lightweight due to its structure of thin bone supported by air sacs.
  • Toucans play important roles dispersing seeds after eating fruit and supporting forest ecosystems.
  • Their bright plumage and bills act as visual signals to attract mates and ward off rivals.
  • Though fruit specialists, toucans have also been observed eating insects

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

Step 1: Begin by drawing the toucan’s body shape.

how to draw a toucan

Step 2: Draw the toucan’s feet.

how to draw a toucan

Step 3: Now you can draw the huge bill and branch to sit on.

how to draw a toucan

Step 4: Draw in the detail to the bill and tail.

how to draw a toucan

Step 5: Sketch more tail detail.

how to draw a toucan

Step 6: Finally, draw in the eye and more face detail.

how to draw a toucan

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

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Toucan! 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 toucan is with practice!

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

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