Angels play a huge role in various cultures, religions and myths throughout the world.
These heavenly beings are known to be guardians, to provide comfort and are often associated with holidays such as Christmas.
Angels also have been richly represented in various art forms, from classic Renaissance paintings to portrayals in film and literature.
These various representations have created a common representation of angels as majestic beings with large wings.
This last element can be especially difficult, leaving many people to wonder how to draw angel wings.
This step-by-step guide on how to draw angel wings will have you creating your own beautiful angels in no time!
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- How to Draw Angel Wings – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Draw some feathers for your angel wings drawing
- Step 3 – Now, continue adding feathers to the wings
- Step 4 – Add the final feathers to the wings
- Step 5 – Now, you can draw the final feathery details
- Step 6 – Finish off your angel wings drawing with some color
- Your Angel Wings Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Angel Wings – Let’s Get Started!
For the first step of this guide on how to draw angel wings, we shall be starting with the outline of the wings.
When drawing these angel wings, try to think of them as large dove wings. To start drawing, simply draw some curved, rounded lines with sharp points at the end to start creating the outline of the angel wings.
If you find yourself struggling with this step, you could use a pencil for now while following the reference image closely. Then, you could go over it with a pen when you’re happy with it!
Step 2 – Draw some feathers for your angel wings drawing
Wings are always better and more effective with some feathers on them, so let’s add some to your angel wings drawing in this next step! To do this, you can keep adding on to the outlines that you drew in the previous step.
The feathers will curve sharply back into the interior of the wings, as you can see it in the reference image. When drawing the feathers of the two wings, try your best to keep them looking symmetrical as best you can.
Step 3 – Now, continue adding feathers to the wings
You’re getting the hang of the feathers portion of your drawing now, so we shall continue adding some more in this next step of our guide on how to draw angel wings.
Simply draw two more feathers on each wing using some more of those curved lines that you’ve been drawing.
There should only be a small gap left at the bottom, which we will be filling in shortly.
Step 4 – Add the final feathers to the wings
We mentioned the gap at the bottom of the wings in the previous step, and as promised we shall fill them in for this part of your angel wings drawing!
Simply draw two more curved lines to add the final rows of flowers to the wings. Once you have filled in all the feathers, you’re ready for the final details!
Step 5 – Now, you can draw the final feathery details
Before we move on to the colors for your angel wings drawing, we have a few more details to add to the interior of the wings.
Simply draw a curved line inside the wing interiors, and then add some small, curvy lines underneath them for even more of a feathery effect.
And with that, you are ready to move on to the next step! Before you do, however, be sure to add any extra details that you would love for your drawing!
If you’re feeling extra creative, you could draw the body of the angel between the wings. Another way that you could personalize this drawing would be to draw a beautiful background.
Maybe there could be some big, puffy golden clouds as a backdrop to your angel wings!
How will you finish off this drawing before moving on to the final step of this guide on how to draw angel wings?
Step 6 – Finish off your angel wings drawing with some color
Now that you have finished up your angel wings, added the last details and added any elements that you would like, you can kick back with some coloring fun!
We used a nice, mild blue for the wings in our reference image, however for this step you should use any colors that you love. This is your drawing, so how you finish it is up to you!
You could go for some lovely bright gold and yellow for this image, keep the colors a bit more muted or go for bright rainbow colors to really make it pop.
These are just a few ideas out of many that you could go for, so be sure to let your imagination run wild!
When coloring in, remember that choosing colors is just half of the process. You can also create wonderful looks and styles for your drawing with the art mediums that you use.
If you want to go for a bright look, you could use some acrylic paints or colored pens to make the colors pop!
If you prefer a more muted look, then something like watercolors or colored pencils would be the way to go.
If you’re feeling extra crafty then perhaps you could even incorporate some gold glitter to make it sparkle!
Your Angel Wings Drawing is Complete!
That brings us to the end of this guide on how to draw angel wings. You set out with the goal of learning to draw some beautiful wings, and you have certainly achieved that goal!
We created this guide to show you how to make this drawing easy and enjoyable to work through, so we hope that you had a great time while working on it.
Now that you have finished drawing your angel wings, it is your turn to take over and show us your creativity.
You could do this with anything from a beautiful background, to something like an earlier suggestion of drawing a body for the angel.
These ideas along with the colors you use are just a few that you could use to rally make this drawing your own!
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