How to Draw a Vulture Bird


Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Vulture" video after each step to draw at your own pace.


Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:


Written step-by-step video tutorial:


For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.


Draw Vulture Bird 1

Step 1: Draw a big circle as a guide for the first part of the vulture's body. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you do want to draw a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.


Draw Vulture Bird 2

Step 2: Draw a big triangle-shaped arc on the top left side of the circle as a guide for the second part of the vulture's body. First draw a small mark to indicate the height of the arc, then connect the mark to the circle using diagonal lines.


Draw Vulture Bird 3

Step 3: Draw another triangle-shaped arc on the lower right side of the circle as a guide for the bottom half of the vulture's body. This arc should be a lot longer than the first one — almost twice the size. This arc should be closer to the side of the circle than the bottom.


Draw Vulture Bird 4

Step 4: Draw a small circle on the upper left side of the body as a guide for the head. Vultures have small heads, so don't draw the circle too big. Pay attention to its size in relation to the body. The circle should be very close to the body, but their edges shouldn't touch.


Draw Vulture Bird 5

Step 5: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place the vulture's facial features later on.

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