In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Vulture in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a Vulture. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have an easy vulture drawing!
Before we begin the How To Draw a Vulture drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about the large bird that you might find interesting, especially for kids.
- Vultures have featherless heads and necks to keep clean from messy carrion feedings.
- Their keen eyesight helps spot food from far above like dead animals or animal carcasses on the ground.
- Vultures are found on all continents except Antarctica, living in open and forested areas.
- With no sense of smell, vultures locate carcasses by sight or by following other vultures to feedings.
- They eat only dead animal matter, providing an important ecological service by cleaning environments.
- Vultures soar for hours on thermal air currents with wings held in a dihedral angle above their bodies.
- Communal roosting and feeding helps vultures efficiently find limited food sources.
- Stomach acid is so strong it can digest bone, allowing maximum calorie extraction from carcasses.
- Populations of some vulture species have declined due to poisoning, habitat loss and other threats.
- In some cultures, vultures were revered scavengers cleaning battlefields and representing rebirth or spirit travel.
How To Draw a Vulture – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide
Step 1: Begin by drawing the vulture’s large hooked beak.
Step 2: Draw the chin and head.
Step 3: Now you can draw the first part of the body.
Step 4: Draw the big claws and top of the wing.
Step 5: Sketch the back of the wing.
Step 6: Draw in the rest of the wing.
Step 6: Add detail to show the other wing and tail.
Step 6: Draw in the final eye and face detail.
Well done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Vulture, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your vulture look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your bird drawing – look at that red head!
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Vulture! 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 vulture is with plenty of practice!
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