How to Draw a Brown Pelican

Brown pelicans are large water birds that are known for their distinctive beaks and beautiful plumage. With this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to draw a brown pelican so that you can capture its beauty and uniqueness on paper. From creating the basic shape to adding intricate details such as feathers and the beak, we’ll show you every step of the way.


Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloring Supplies

Perfect For:

  • Kids
  • Newbies

How to Draw a Brown Pelican

  • Start by drawing an oval shape for the pelican’s body.
  • Add a smaller, rounded head connected to the body with a short neck.
  • Draw a long, straight beak with a pouch at the bottom for catching fish.
  • Add a round eye on the head.
  • Sketch two webbed feet, extending from the bottom of the body.
  • Draw two wings on each side of the body, with feather details.
  • Add a short, fan-shaped tail at the back of the body.
  • Include shading, patterns, and brown colors to make the pelican look more realistic.

Easy Brown Pelican Drawing for Kids – Step by Step Tutorial


Great job! You’ve now learned how to draw a brown pelican. Keep practicing to perfect your technique and create even more impressive pelican drawings.


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About the Brown Pelican

Brown Pelicans are large seabirds found along the coasts of the Americas. They have a distinctive, large, curved bill and large wings. Brown Pelicans are brown in color and have a wingspan of up to 3.2 meters.