- Level: Intermediate
- Subject: Dancing Peacock
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.
Even though a dancing peacock may look intimidating to draw, once you put down the construction lines, it is quite simple.
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.
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.
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.
Clean out the construction lines. Hide the construction layer, if you are doing this on a computer.
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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