How to Draw a Mourning Dove Bird Pigeon 5

Step 5: Inside the mourning dove's head, on top of the horizontal construction guide, lightly sketch a small circle for the eye. When you get the size and position of the eye right, darken the shape. Inside the eye, off to the side draw a tiny circle for a highlight. Shade the eye but don't overlap the tiny highlight circle as you shade. Add a few small, curved lines around the bird's eye for a bit of the bare skin and corners of the eyes.

How to Draw a Mourning Dove Bird Pigeon 6

Step 6: Use the arc on the left as a guide to draw the dove's beak. Darken the path of the guide to create the beak but make the shape thinner and the tip pointy. Inside the shape, near the bottom, draw a sloping line for the mouth. The mouth should extend into the head. Draw a curve line around the mouth. On the top part of the beak, draw a thick, short line for the nostril.

How to Draw a Mourning Dove Bird Pigeon 7

Step 7: Darken the initial small circle to create the shape of the mourning dove's head. Make the head wider and flatter at the top than the initial circle. Draw a curved line under the beak for the narrow shape of the throat. Add a few lines around the eye for extra detail. On the lower part of the head, draw a few wavy lines for feathers.

How to Draw a Mourning Dove Bird Pigeon 8

Step 8: Lightly sketch a long, curved shape across the entire body for the dove's folded wing. The right side of the wing should be thin and pointy and the left side should be wider and curved. The right side should also overlap the guide for the tail. When you get the overall shape of the wing right, darken the lines.

How to Draw a Mourning Dove Bird Pigeon 9

Step 9: Draw a series of curved, horizontal lines along the tip of the wing for the mourning dove's feathers. Curve the lines so that they overlap each other. Draw the feathers at the top short and the feathers at the bottom long.

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