Drawing A Dancing Peacock

Drawing A Dancing Peacock

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Subject: Dancing Peacock

Peacock Workshop [Hide/Show]

Yesterday, you saw how to draw a standing peacock. Today, we will see how to draw a dancing peacock.

Peacock are amazing looking birds. The male of these specie, during the mating season, furl out their elaborate feathers, and it is a beautiful sight.

Construction

Even though a dancing peacock may look intimidating to draw, once you put down the construction lines, it is quite simple.

Drawing A Dancing Peacock - Construction

The whole of the feather volume (dark blue), when it is fanned out, is roughly a semi-circular shape. The neck and body (green) is pear shaped. Study the flow lines (light blue arrows) before starting to sketch.

Sketching

Almost all the detail you need to draw, while drawing a dancing peacock from front view, is its feathers. The body, head and legs are simple details.

Drawing A Dancing Peacock - Sketching

Observe the pattern of the feathers. Recent studies have shown that the feathers of birds are like scales of reptiles, and it is quite obvious looking at some reference photos of peacocks.

Line Art

Clean out the construction lines. Hide the construction layer, if you are doing this on a computer.

Drawing A Dancing Peacock - Line Art

If you are drawing on paper, you can erase the faint construction lines, and may go over with a dark pencil or ink.

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  1. Wendy’s avatar

    You know, it was easy to find model drawings of peacocks online, but this is the first tutorial for drawing one I have found! Thank you so much for breaking this down and posting it online.

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    1. Pooja’s avatar

      Hi Freinds,

      The above drawing is superb,if the person who has drawn this could help me out to draw blue water Lilies,as I have tried to make it but not succeed.Please help as I want to do it for my daughters project.

      Thnks Pooja

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  2. Vyoma’s avatar

    You are welcome, Wendy. :)

    Do post links to what you come up with, if you put it online somewhere!

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  3. sammy’s avatar

    this is a super awesome peacock

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  4. sammy’s avatar

    i love peacocks i needed to draw one real bad

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  5. sammy’s avatar

    arnt u talkin to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Vyoma’s avatar

    Oh – sorry there, sammy. Recently, there has been a high influx of comments.

    Thanks for the comments!

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  7. ashwinivijay’s avatar

    simply super….

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  8. Aden’s avatar

    Its very good. I like it. I thanks to you to give such a interesting and beautiful method to draw a charming peacock.

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  9. CUTE PRINCEZ’s avatar

    what a nice peacock………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WONDERFUL………………………

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  10. Karen Conine’s avatar

    Thanks, for offering such an easy lession on how to draw out with deals and paiting details. I have just redone my home. I did paintings and paintings, first on paper and then when I felt better I began on canvas paper. Made some more mistakes, but got better, through it all I have 5 ones my husband, Curt, and I decide would be okay on the wall. I still wanted a peacock, one not done with my hand. Your’s is beautiful. My copy came out good enough for the 2 of us to say yes. I am proud of my work Again I appreciate you allowing us to use your talents

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    1. Vyoma’s avatar

      That is great to hear, Karen.

      But don’t be too quick to discount your own talents. Remember, practice makes you perfect. ;)

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  11. Reshma’s avatar

    i wanted to teach my daughter (7 yrs) to draw peacock for a drawing competition. you showed me an easy way to draw one. Its simply grrrreat! thanks a lot

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    1. Vyoma’s avatar

      I am glad it helped you, Reshma!

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  12. Aks’s avatar

    Hey There,
    I used your tutorial to draw a peacock which is in the link above. it didnt turn out as pretty as yours but I guess it is fine for the first try. Thanks for the instructions :)

    Aks

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    1. Vyoma’s avatar

      You are welcome, Aks!

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  13. sokona’s avatar

    i am doing a project for my art class at school, and has beeen looking for an example of how to draw a peacock. your is really beautiful and i like the way you gave the direction of how to draw it. So thanks a lot for your help

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    1. Vyoma’s avatar

      You are welcome!

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  14. antara’s avatar

    i liked it, it will help me in my drawing contest

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  15. Rose T Shirley’s avatar

    I was an art major in high school. My art hung at our cities museum. I did all the art for anything the school needed. Started college, did not go into art, for I think art is subjected, and what looks good to one may not look good for another. I put down my paints and pens, got married had twins, worked two jobs along with my husband and life took over. I have grown older, my children are 30. I have had 6 major back surgeries, lost the love of creating. I happened upon your wonderful page, I took my pencil and a scrap of paper and followed your instructions I feel free! Thank you from the heart of an artist that lost her way. Rose T Shirley Blessed Be

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    1. Vyoma’s avatar

      I am quite thrilled to read this – glad the post was more inspirational than instructional as it was meant to be.

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  16. juhi’s avatar

    hello
    m preparing for fashion designing entrance xam……
    am relli glad i found this site…u relli give a very good method for drawing things that look difficult to draw..thankyou so much for helping us

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  17. saher’s avatar

    it is very………………………………. beautifull.

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  18. Anandabhairavi’s avatar

    nice and simple but tough

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  19. nino’s avatar

    it(s very nice this work

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  20. pooja muskan’s avatar

    so cut

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  21. nino’s avatar

    its beautiful peacock!!!!!

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  22. purnima’s avatar

    it is so…………………….beautiful it is to learn

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  23. Anuj’s avatar

    I want this peacock sketch for Rangoli i saw many rangoli books but i didn’t find it but here i find it very easy.So, thank you for this peacock sketch.

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  24. Anuj’s avatar

    nice one!…………………………….

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  25. viji’s avatar

    Hi,

    This tutorial was of great great help to teach my daughter who is studying in second standard. She is very much interested in drawing. This helped me to spend some quality time with her.

    God bless you.

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  26. neverforget’s avatar

    OMG i had to do a art project about masks an i choose to do a peacock… long story but this reallt helped my desgin thank you so much for putting this online!!

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  27. priyanka’s avatar

    thanks a lott

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  28. smita’s avatar

    awesome, it helped me a lot.I want a peacock sketch for a all india contest.
    here i find it very easy.Thanks a lot.thank u so much!!!!!!!!

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  29. sunil kumar langan’s avatar

    nice

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  30. sinsha’s avatar

    very nice………

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  31. surenderpal’s avatar

    very nice drawing…..

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  32. Monika’s avatar

    Its a very beautiful design of peacock

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  33. Monika’s avatar

    Hi,

    its a very beautiful design of peacock

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  34. amjad’s avatar

    very nice picture<3

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  35. akansha’s avatar

    thanku so much it is very helpful:)

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  36. pournima’s avatar

    peacock is very beautiful disign

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  37. Hamza’s avatar

    which colors will be in this peacock?

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  38. joe nishanth’s avatar

    simply goooooood ya

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