How to Draw a Cartoon Flamingo
(the Easy Way)
Get ready to wade out in the water by learning how to draw a cartoon
flamingo! These brightly-colored birds are well known in
southern America, Africa and Asia thanks to their quirky habit of
standing on one leg, but you might find it easier to have both feet on
the ground when creating your awesome illustration!.
STEP-1: Getting Started With Some Basic
The first stage of learning how to draw a cartoon flamingo is to sketch
out some basic shapes for our fabulous feathered friend! First of all,
draw a long shape for the head and neck, followed by an egg shape for
the body. These will form the basis for our brightly-colored bird.
STEP-2: Taking the Plunge by Adding More Detail
Can you believe you're learning how to draw a cartoon flamingo? Let's
now make a splash by adding some more detail to our cartoon
flamingo! Firstly, let's add the beginning of a beak by drawing a
curved line on the left-hand side of the head. Then, sketch in some
curved lines for our flamboyant friend's wing, followed by two thighs
at the base of the body.
STEP-3: Creating a Graceful Gait for our Flamingo
Now we've got the basic shapes, let's start adding some flamingo
features to bring our feathered friend to life!Finish off the beak,
remembering to make it nice and large – flamingos need this for
catching shrimps in the water!
For the next step in how to draw a cartoon flamingo, rub
out the lines where the neck
meets the body and finish off the wing as in our illustration.
Once you've done this, let's give our cartoon flamingo a tail by
drawing a small triangular shape just to the right of the
draw just the tip of a wing on the left-hand side.
Finally, it's time to give our cartoon flamingo some long legs to give
her a graceful gait – draw two long, slender legs beneath the thighs
you drew earlier.
STEP-4: Taking Flight With Some More Feathered Features
Our cartoon flamingo is looking awesome, so let's now add some more
feathered features to help her take flight! First of all, draw two
small circles for the eyes, followed by two short lines above each
Then, draw a line running up the beak to give our
friend a smile!At the base of the legs, sketch in five 'claw' shapes –
we'll add the feet in the next stage.
STEP-5: Finish off with a Flourish by Adding the Feet
Our cartoon flamingo is looking suitably stylish, but she's goiong to
need some webbed feet before she can go out wading!
For the next step in how to draw a cartoon flamingo,
draw these as in
our illustration, remembering to draw the left-hand foot as if seen
from the side. No-one really knows why flamingos stand on one leg for
long periods of time but we do know that they often stamp their webbed
feet to stir up more food in the water.
Finally, add another curved line
to the base of the beak – our feathered friend is now ready to make a
splash – watch out shrimp!
STEP-6: Let's get Tickled Pink with Color!
Now that our sketching is finished, it's time to add some vibrant color
to our flamboyant cartoon flamingo so she's ready to step out into the
First of all, take a dark pink pen and draw around the outline of the
head, neck and body, before rubbing out any lines you don't need. Use
this same color for our feathered friend's eyebrows.
Next, take the brightest pink pen you have and color in
the body – she
looks as if she's ready for Mardi Gras! After this, take a black pen
and draw around the outline of the beak.
Finally, use a dark gray pen and draw around the outline of the legs
and feet before coloring in the legs using a lighter shade.
You did a great job learning how to draw a cartoon
flamingo. Our cartoon flamingo is ready to turn heads! Now that you've
another awesome illustration, why not draw some water around her? You
could also draw some more flamingos, since these are incredibly
sociable birds who just love hanging out in a flock!