Everyone knows that dove is a symbol of peace and happiness, so pictures of doves are often used for weddings. In wedding pictures pigeons are, of course, only in pairs, but if you can draw a dove, you can easily draw the second one near it like in mirror reflection. Doves are not only white; they can be gray and black. However, for there should be white doves in wedding pictures, as white symbolizes purity and health.
In this lesson, we will learn how to draw a dove, step by step in pencil.
Drawing for kids always has to start with the outline dove's wings, head and body. At first, outline the contours of the head and draw the body. Dove, when flying, slightly puts the tail down. Draw the wings as a "tick", but watch out for proportions. You may copy my layout.
The first step of drawing is always the easiest and simple, but the most important. Further drawing depends on how you draw the outline. At this stage, we only add a few lines and the dove becomes lifelike. Draw a contour line of the tail and the body shape. Well, add the pigeon's feet, yet only short contour straight lines.
At this stage, the dove already should fly since you draw the outlines of its wings and tail feathers. It is not difficult to draw the beak and eyes.
Just a few details left to add to the picture of dove. It takes most of the time to draw the dove's feet in details, and then divide wings into several sections with a few strokes of a pencil.
It is not difficult to draw the feathers of the dove's wings and tail, because the contours are already drawn; you only have to divide the sharp contours of the lower sections and extend the line to the base of the wing. Oval elongated tail feathers are drawn a little bit differently. But in general they are easy to draw, even without large experience of drawing birds.
Look at the pictures or photos of doves and pay attention to the coloring of feathers. You may want to make a picture of a dove with black-and-white feathers. Then paint some feathers or their halves with a pencil.