In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw an Andean Condor step-by-step.
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To draw this Andean Condor step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Below you can watch a Narrated step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Start by drawing a circle near the top of the paper as a guide for the top part of the Andean condor's body. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine the height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: On the lower, left side of the circle, draw a big arc as a guide for the bottom half of the condor's body. Pay attention to the position and size of this arc in relation to the circle. The length of this arc should be about the same size as the length of the top circle.
Step 3: Above the first circle and to the right, draw a small circle as a guide for the head. condor's have long necks, so don't place this circle too close to the body. This head circle should be about one-fifth the size of the first circle.
Step 4: On the right side of the head circle, draw a small arc as a guide for the condor's beak. Pay attention to the size of this arc in relation to the head. The arc should slope downward slightly. Connect the head to the body using two curved lines to create the guide for the neck. The line on the right should be wavy; similar to the letter S.
Step 5: On the bottom, right side of the body, draw two angled lines as guides for the Andean condor's feet. These lines should be vertical at the top and then curve down and to the right at the bottom. Don't draw them too far apart. On the lower, left side of the body, draw the guide for the tail. This guide is made up of two sloping vertical lines for the sides and a shorter, curved horizontal line at the bottom.