How to Draw a Crow

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Crow in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Crow.

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How to Draw a Crow - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a crow! Draw the first wing by tracing a humped line across the page so that it looks like a hill. From there, draw short jagged lines coming back to the front of your page.

Step 2: Starting from the back of the first wing, draw the second wing much like you did the first.

Step 3: From there, trace a long curbed line across the bottom for the belly of the crow.

Step 4: Now, draw the head by tracing an upside-down letter U at the top of the body. At the front of the head, trace a triangle shape for the beak. Trace a short line across the middle of the beak for the mouth.

Step 5: In the face, fill in a medium-sized circle for the crow's eye.

Step 6: Next, draw the first part of the front leg by tracing a V shape, but be careful! Don't make the end pointy! Instead, make a tiny upside-down U. Next draw two lines for the second part of the leg and draw a few short lines on either side of the leg for feet.

Step 7: Draw the second leg the same way, only hiding it a bit behind the first. There's your crow!

Interesting Facts about Crows

Crows are members of the Corvidae family, which also includes magpies, jays, and ravens. There are about 40 species of crows that live all over the world, except South America and Antarctica. They live in temperate climates.

Did you know?

  • Crows communicate with their own language of sounds.
  • Crows are often found in places with large human populations, such as cities.
  • A group of crows is called a murder or a flock. They migrate together to warmer climates during the fall and winter.
  • Crows usually mate for life, unless one of the crows dies or they cannot produce offspring with each other.
  • Male and female crows take turns guarding their nest of eggs. It takes about eighteen days for the eggs to hatch.
  • Crows are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world. Scientists have discovered that they know how to make and use their own tools.

A group of sleeping crows is called a roost. The number of crows in a roost could range from just under 100 to about one million! On average, however, there are usually a few thousand crows in one roost. They sleep in such large groups in order to protect each other.

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