Birds are some of the most varied creatures on the planet. They come in pretty much every single shape, size and color imaginable, and that’s why so many people love them!
The flamingo is one of the most loved bird species, as they manage to stand out among this diversity due to their distinctive look and coloring.
If you have ever wanted to know how you can draw a cartoon flamingo, you’re in the right place! This guide will show you everything you need to know about drawing this incredible bird.
We hope you have a great time going on this drawing journey alongside us! With that, let’s begin this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon flamingo in just 6 fun and easy steps.
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw A Cartoon Flamingo – Let’s get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Draw some facial details and the start of the body
- Step 3 – Add some feather details
- Step 4 – Now, finish off the wing
- Step 5 – Draw the tail and the base of the body
- Step 6 – Now, add the legs
- Step 7 – Finish off your cartoon flamingo drawing with some color
- Your Cartoon Flamingo Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Cartoon Flamingo – Let’s get Started!
For this first step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon flamingo, we will start with the head of the bird!
The head of a flamingo is at the end of a long, thin neck and we will start drawing that neck as well.
For now, use some rounded lines for the head of the flamingo. As you can see in the reference image, it is pretty small and round.
The beak is quite large and rounded as well, and it is sort of L shaped. Finally, draw the thin neck before we move on to step 2!
Step 2 – Draw some facial details and the start of the body
Continuing with this cartoon flamingo drawing, we will now be adding some facial details along with the start of the body. For the eye, simply draw a circle that has a solid black circle within it.
This black circle will have a small white dot inside of it for a glint in the eye.
Then, we will start the body. Use a curved line for the chest, and then use a much longer one for the back of the flamingo.
This one will end in a pointy tip that will form the start of the tail, but we will draw more of that later.
Step 3 – Add some feather details
Before we add more of the outline for this cartoon flamingo, we will first add some smaller details to the side of the body. More specifically, we will be drawing some feathers for the wing.
These should be rather easy to add, as all you need to do is draw several small, curved lines that connect to one another.
This will just be the start of the wings, but we will add some more feathers to complete it in the next step of the guide.
Step 4 – Now, finish off the wing
As promised, this step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon flamingo will see you finishing off the wing that you started in the previous step.
This one should be even easier than the previous one, as you will essentially be replicating what you started in that step.
These curved, pointy shapes will be longer this time, as they will represent the end of the wing.
Then, you will be ready to start adding more to the outline of the body!
Step 5 – Draw the tail and the base of the body
You’re doing a great job on this cartoon flamingo drawing so far! Now we will start adding the finishing touches and elements before we bring some color to this beautiful bird.
Using some more curved lines, we will be adding the base of the body. Be sure to leave a small space at the very bottom of the cartoon flamingo, as this is where we will be adding the legs later.
Finally for this step, we will be drawing the rest of the tail. Simply use some more pointy shapes at the end of the body for these feathers, and then we’re ready for the final details and touches.
Step 6 – Now, add the legs
Flamingos have very long, thin legs, and they often stand in a rather distinctive way where one leg is slightly raised. This is the position that we will be portraying in this next step.
These legs can be a bit trickier to draw than you may expect, so be sure to carefully follow the reference image as you draw them!
The one closest to us as the viewer will be straight down, whereas the other will be bent and raised. Before moving on to the final step of the guide, be sure to add any extra details you may like!
It could be fun to add your very own background setting or maybe even some more animals to complete the picture.
We can’t wait to see what you bring to this composition!
Step 7 – Finish off your cartoon flamingo drawing with some color
Now you’re ready for the final step of this drawing! First, a flamingo fun fact: did you know that their feathers are colored pink because of the diet that they live on?
This distinctive pink coloring is what we went with in our reference image.
The pink looks really stunning, and you should try to use some beautiful bright mediums when adding it!
We would recommend colored pens, acrylic paints or markers for this one. Will you go for those kinds of colors or do you have something else in mind for this pretty flamingo?
Your Cartoon Flamingo Drawing is Complete!
You have finished all 7 steps of this guide on how to draw a cartoon flamingo! Now that you have completed all of the steps, you have an incredible portrayal of this beautiful bird to show off.
Taking on a new drawing can be rather intimidating, but following the steps is the best way to make it much easier!
Now that you can draw this awesome cartoon flamingo, you can keep the fun going by adding your own details and elements.
You could look up some pictures of real flamingos for inspiration on the kinds of environments they occupy or you could design your own!
Then, be sure to check out our website for even more awesome drawing guides and other art activities to enjoy.
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