How to Draw a Goose

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Goose in 8 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 Goose.

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

Step 1: Let's draw a goose! For the body, trace a long oval shape but lay it on its side.

Step 2: Draw a tube-like shape coming out from the front of the oval for the neck.

Step 3: Draw the head by tracing a circle at the top of the neck. Here's a tip: make the bottom-left end of your circle more rounded than the rest of the circle for a nice, plump cheek!

Step 4: Draw a triangular shape coming out from in front of the face, for the beak. Trace a short curved line in the face, then right above that, fill in a small semi-circle for the eye.

Step 5: Draw the first skinny leg coming out from the bottom of your goose. Trace a triangular shape at the bottom of the leg for the foot, and trace a short line through the middle.

Step 6: Trace the second leg much like the first one!

Step 7: At the top of the goose's body, trace a short semi-circle for the wing but instead of having a straight line, trace waves to show off the feathers! Draw another layer of feathers, and then a triangular shape at the end.

Step 8: Finish off with the tail, making it a triangular shape too! There's your goose!

Interesting Facts about Geese

Geese are waterfowl (birds that swim in water) that are members of the Anatidae family, which also includes ducks and swans. There are three living true geese: Anser, which includes the Swan goose and the domesticated goose; Chen, which are white geese; and Branta, which includes black geese such as the Canada Goose.

Did you know?

  • The life expectancy of geese is 25 years.
  • Baby geese are called goslings. On their first day of life, they are able to dive as deep as 30 to 40 feet underwater. They learn to fly when they are about two or three months old.
  • Geese communicate using 10 different sounds. Most people recognize their honking sound, which is used to scare off other animals.
  • Geese that migrate usually always return to their birthplace, even if they are as far away as 3,000 miles.

Geese mate for life. If one mate dies, the other usually waits several years before finding a new mate, or remains single. Together, they grow their families. Other animals usually separate from their families some time after birth, usually after a few months or years. Families of geese, however, always stay together. When goslings grow up to be adult geese, they leave their parents and make their own families, just like people.

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