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how to draw a toucan step by step

How To Draw A Toucan Step By Step

Toucans are fascinating birds and their overall appearance is what’s most eye-catching. If that’s one of the reasons you are here to learn how to draw a toucan bird step by step, then you’ve come to the right place.

This is one of the best ways to draw a toucan and by the end of this tutorial, you’re going to be really happy with the way this bird drawing turned out.

All you need for this drawing is a pencil and a few color pencils or markers to make your drawing pop.

Get your sketchbook or a blank page and let’s get started.


Toucan Drawing Reference

This is the reference we will work from to draw a toucan. We’ll begin by drawing the beak, then the head to the feet and then the tail.

Steps For Drawing A Toucan

Step 1

Step 1

Let’s start by drawing the beak and you can do this by drawing a curved line like I have done here.

Step 2

Step 2

Then draw another curved line for the bottom of the beak. Add the extra details by drawing a tear shape in the middle of the beak and then draw a wavy line to close the beak off. Add another wavy line to match the first.

Step 3

Step 3

At the top of the beak, draw a slightly curved line coming down for the head. Then go over to the bottom part of the beak and draw a shorter line.

Step 4

How to draw a toucan step 4

Continue extending those lines down so that you create a shape for the body of the toucan like this.

Step 5

How to draw a toucan step 5

Now head back up to the head section and draw two small circles for the eye next to the beak. Then draw a curved line to create the pattern on the head.

Step 6

How to draw a toucan step 6

At the opening of the bird at the bottom, draw in the feet. Also don’t forget to draw a line to indicate the branch that the toucan is sitting on.

Step 7

How to draw a toucan step 7

Leave a space between that line and draw another horizontal line. Then it’s time to draw the wing. Do this by drawing two parallel lines but align it to the body of the toucan.

Step 8

How to draw a toucan step 8

Draw a wavy line to close the tail and then your toucan drawing should be completed. Now all that is left to do is to color your drawing in. You can use black for the majority of the bird but use a yellow marker for the head.


And that’s all there is to drawing a toucan. Pretty easy right? If you enjoyed learning how to draw a toucan and you’re interested in learning to draw other cool birds, then here’s a few more tutorials you can try:

How To Draw A Bird Step By Step

How To Draw A Pigeon

How To Draw A Crow

How To Draw A Birdhouse

I love toucans and you’ll find me sketching this particular bird in my sketchbook all the time.

They’re so fun and easy to draw and the best part about drawing this kind of bird is that they’ll look good sketched out just in pencil or with colored pencils.

So, that’s all for now but if you would like to let us know which birds are your favorite to draw, let us know in the comments below.

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