how to draw an ostrich

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Ostrich in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the simple Ostrich.

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

  • Ostriches are the largest and heaviest birds in the world, with long necks and legs.
  • They are flightless birds but are incredibly fast runners, reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
  • Ostriches have the largest eyes of any land animal, providing them with excellent eyesight.
  • These birds are omnivores and primarily feed on plants, roots, seeds, and insects.
  • Ostriches have powerful legs that they use for self-defense, capable of delivering a kick that can be deadly to predators.
  • They are native to Africa and are well adapted to the arid and semi-arid environments of the continent.
  • Ostriches have the largest eggs of any bird species, with thick shells that can withstand the weight of an adult ostrich.
  • They have a unique behavior called “dust bathing,” where they roll in dust or sand to clean their feathers and remove parasites.
  • Ostriches live in groups called flocks, and they have a complex social structure within their communities.
  • Ostriches are often farmed for their feathers, leather, and meat, which is low in fat and cholesterol, making it a healthy protein source.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw an Ostrich – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the head, nose and the start of the long neck.

how to draw an ostrich

Step 2: Draw the front of the neck and throat area.

how to draw an ostrich

Step 3: Now you can draw the top of the back and underbelly.

how to draw an ostrich

Step 4: Draw the ostrich’s legs and rear end.

how to draw an ostrich

Step 5: Sketch the rest of the legs and feet, and don’t forget to add the tail!

how to draw an ostrich

Step 6: Draw in the wing and body details.

how to draw an ostrich

Well Done, now that you’ve completed How To Draw an Ostrich, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your ostrich look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your ostrich drawing.

how to draw an ostrich

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing an Ostrich! 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 an Ostrich is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another 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 an Eagle

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