How to Draw a Phoenix
In this tutorial, we will show you how to draw a Phoenix. Drawing mythical creatures is a very interesting activity.
Now you will find a simple and understandable guide on how to draw a Phoenix. This is a character from ancient Greek mythology. The Phoenix bird has the ability to burn itself and be reborn from the ashes.
It is thanks to this quality that the Phoenix bird symbolizes rebirth, eternal renewal and constancy. It is a universal symbol of immortality.
We hope you enjoy drawing the Phoenix bird. Phoenix has a bright golden-red plumage. There are long narrow feathers on the wings, on the tail and on the head, making the bird look very majestic.
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Phoenix
- Draw the main outlines.
Depict a circle to represent the head and, a little lower, draw a large rounded shape to represent the torso.
- Add the neck.
Draw smooth connecting lines between the head and torso on both sides. The upper part of the neck is narrower.
- Sketch out the top outline of the wings.
From the head and neck, draw up smooth curved lines in the same position as shown in the figure.
- Start drawing the tail.
In the lower part of the body, draw smooth lines in different directions to get the figure like the fan.
- Draw the beak.
In front of the head, draw two parts of the beak. The upper part of the beak is larger and has a curved upper contour.
- Sketch out feathers on the head.
Draw smooth lines from the forehead to the back of the head, to depict four pointed feathers. Wings should have different lengths.
- Add the rest of the elements of the head.
Now you can draw the small eye located near the beak. At the crown, depict plumage with short strokes.
- Draw the bottom outline of the wings.
Sequentially, draw even thin lines along the contour of the wing. In this case, the lines should have a different size.
- Depict the feathers on the wings.
Draw separate feathers on each wing, to do this, draw a smooth closed line near the lines that you drew in the previous step.
- Add the plumage to the wings.
Using small curved lines, successively draw small feathers that are arranged in a semicircle.
- Add another row of feathers on the wings.
Repeat the previous step and draw another row of feathers along the outline of the wing. In doing so, use short, curved lines.
- Detail the torso.
Draw plumage on the belly of the bird using short, curved strokes of various sizes. Draw the largest feathers in the front of the belly.
- Add the paws.
In the lower part of the body, draw two paws, which have a wide base and a narrow lower part. Try to correctly depict the shape of the paws.
- Draw the toes on the paws.
Continue the lines and draw three fingers on each paw. Draw the long pointed claws at the ends of the fingers.
- Depict feathers on the tail.
Now you need to draw individual the long feathers. To do this, draw smooth lines to those lines that you drew earlier.
- Correct inaccuracies.
Make sure you have followed all the previous steps correctly. If you notice inaccuracies, you can correct them at this stage. Carefully remove extra lines.
- Color the Phoenix.
The plumage of the Phoenix bird should be very bright and saturated, so in this work you will need the brightest shades of red, yellow, and orange.
So the next lesson on how to draw a Phoenix came to an end. We believe that this lesson was useful for you. If you remember the sequence of steps, you can easily draw the same bird if necessary.