There are so many different kinds of birds in nature! Some are big, some are small, some are colorful and some are more muted in color.
You also get birds that are predators and prey, and vultures would fall somewhere between that.
These large, strange-looking birds are scavengers that eat the leftovers left by predators.
They also look really weird and cool, and this can make learning how to draw a cartoon vulture a fun challenge to take on!
That is what we are here to cover in the tutorial we have prepared for you. The 7 steps here will show you that it can be both easy and fun!
So get ready to take on this awesome step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon vulture in just 7 easy steps!
How to Draw A Cartoon Vulture – Let’s get Started!
For this first step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon vulture, we will begin with the beak of the bird. This will be drawn using lots of curved and rounded lines.
You’ll want to closely follow the reference image here, as there are some rather specific shapes for each section of the beak! It also ends in a pointy tip at both the top and bottom sections of the beak.
There will also be curved lines extending off of the top, as shown in our example. These will form the start of the head, which we will add to in the next steps.
Step 2 – Draw the eye and neck
This second step of your cartoon vulture drawing will have you adding more of the head, face and neck. First, use some more curved lines to finish off the rounded back of the head.
We will then draw the eye for the vulture. This will be drawn as a round shape that has some oval shapes within it. We will also add some small, curved eyelashes coming off of the eye outline.
Finally, extend some longer curved lines coming down from the base of the beak for the thin neck of the bird.
Step 3 – Add the base of the neck and start the body
There is a sort of feathery ‘collar’ at the base of a vulture’s neck, and that is what we will draw in this step. We will also start drawing the body, but first let’s draw that collar.
The collar is drawn using some smaller, rounded lines that connect to one another as we show in the reference image.
Then, use some more wavy lines coming down from the collar for the start of the body. That’s all for now, then it’s on to step 4!
Step 4 – Now draw the wing of the vulture
A vulture won’t get far without wings, so we will add that aspect in this step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon vulture!
The wing will have some rounded lines for the outline, and there will be rows of smaller round lines for the feathery textures on it.
We will also add some more curved lines for the rest of the body and the start of the legs, and we will finish off the legs in the next step!
Step 5 – Draw the rest of the legs
It’s time to finish the rest of the legs for this cartoon vulture drawing before we add the final touches in the next step.
Draw some thin, curved shapes for the toes of the vulture and then add some lines across them for some texture.
Finally, draw some more thin shapes for the tail feathers, and then we are ready for step 6!
Step 6 – Now, add the final touches
We won’t actually be drawing the bird itself in this step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon vulture!
Instead, we will finish it off with the branch it is sitting on, and this will have you ready for some coloring fun in the next step.
To draw this branch, we used some slightly wavy lines for the outline, and then we added some similarly wavy lines inside for the wood texture.
Once this branch is drawn, you are ready for some final details of your own! It’s always fun to design a background, as this can really take it to the next level.
There are many settings you could design for this cute vulture, so what kind of background would you go for?
Step 7 – Finish off your drawing with some color
This cartoon vulture drawing is already looking so great, but we will make it look even better with some colors in this final step!
In our reference image, you’ll notice that we kept the colors looking more realistic despite the cartoonish style of the drawing.
That means we used some yellows for the beak, pinks for the skin and then shades of browns for the feathers.
These colors are there to guide you if you would like to go for a similar approach, but you could also go for unique colors if you prefer!
This is your chance to really take over and show off what you can do with your color creativity, so let loose and see what happens!
You could also try out some art mediums you don’t typically use for a unique look to your colors.
3 More tips to make your cartoon vulture drawing easy!
You won’t need to scavenge for some tips to make your cartoon vulture sketch easier!
The drawing of a cartoon vulture that we created in this guide may be cartoony, but it’s still pretty detailed. You could still portray it in a cartoon style while simplifying the art style.
To start this, you could look at some of your favorite simple cartoon characters. Then, try to adapt the style of this character to this cartoon vulture.
Or, you could simply remove some of the extra details if you’re finding them hard to draw. What are some art styles that you would find easier to draw for this cartoon vulture?
When something is the sole focus of a drawing, the eye will be drawn to that aspect.
Therefore, if you have this cartoon vulture drawing as the only thing to look at in the picture then any parts you struggled with will be on full display.
To make sure this isn’t the case, you could add some other things to look at in the image. This can just make it more difficult, so you should stick to things that you find easy to draw.
For instance, if you find drawing backgrounds easy, then you could draw a background setting that this cartoon vulture is a part of.
That way, there will be more to look at, so any imperfections won’t be as noticeable.
This cartoon vulture sketch is rather stylized, but you could still use a real vulture to make your drawing much easier.
Most of us don’t have a real vulture in our house, so you will probably need to refer to other sources.
If you search for photos of vultures online, then you will find thousands of photos you can use. Some of these may even be posed similarly to the cartoon vulture in our guide.
Even though these photos will be more realistic, they could still help you as you draw the details and proportions of this cartoon vulture. They could also help you to draw other poses!
Your Cartoon Vulture Drawing is Complete!
With that, you have completed all 7 steps of this guide on how to draw a cartoon vulture! This bird is quite well known, and it is also a rather unusual-looking animal.
Hopefully this guide helped to show you that drawing this strange bird can be easier than expected when you know what to do!
Then, you can keep it going by adding some more fun details of your own. We went over some background ideas you could try, but we will be interested to see what else you come up with!
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