How to Draw a Wood Duck

Welcome to our tutorial on how to draw a Wood Duck! Wood Ducks are among the most colorful and striking waterfowl species, making them a fantastic subject for artists of all levels. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of drawing a Wood Duck, focusing on its unique features and vibrant plumage. Now, grab your pencil and let’s capture the beauty and elegance of this amazing bird.


Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloring Supplies

Perfect For:

  • Kids
  • Newbies

How to Draw a Wood Duck

  • Draw an oval-shaped body for the wood duck.
  • Add a smaller, rounded head connected to the body with a short neck.
  • Draw a short, wide beak on the head.
  • Add a round eye on the head.
  • Sketch a colorful crest on top of the head (for a male wood duck).
  • Draw two thin legs with 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 vibrant colors (especially for a male wood duck) to make the bird look more realistic.

Easy Wood Duck Drawing for Kids – Step by Step Tutorial


Kids, you’ve reached the end of this tutorial on how to draw a wood duck. So, congrats! Your final sketch should look like the image on the right. Now you can add some colors to make your drawing more realistic. Don’t forget to show off your masterpiece!


👇 Don’t Forget to Check Other Medium-Sized Birds 👇

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About the Wood Duck

Wood Ducks are small ducks found in North America. They have a colorful plumage, with males having a bright red crest and females having a brown crest. Wood Ducks like to live near wooded areas with water and have long tails.