How to Draw a Realistic Duck

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Duck in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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

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How to Draw a Realistic Duck - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin with a large horizontal oval for the body and then add in a circle in the upper right part for the neck and another oval overlapping that one for the head.

Step 2: Then you'll erase the intersecting lines and draw in the face with eyes and a conical bill.

Step 3: Next you'll draw in the chest and beginning of the tail, erasing the intersecting parts of the guide.

Step 4: Then draw in the wing on the back, extending the line on the top forward a bit.

Step 5: Next draw the right hind leg with webbed toes.

Step 6: Then draw in the other hind leg and foot.

Step 7: Next you'll draw the short tail feathers.

Step 8: To finish, draw the sharp nails on the toes and wavy lines inside the body for feathers.

Step 9: You completed your Duck! Yay!

How to Draw a Realistic Duck - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Duck – Step-by-Step Tutorial