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How to Draw a Toucan

Hey guys! It’s Sean, an artist instructor with Da Vinci Eye. Today, we’re going to be learning how to draw a toucan.

I’ll be drawing this on my tablet for you to easily see, but feel free to use a pencil and paper. You can also follow along with the tutorial step-by-step using Da Vinci Eye for iOS and Android. The app lets you trace along with my drawing to help become more comfortable and understand exactly what I do.

So let’s get started.

Remember with every drawing to start out light. So using little pressure with a pencil, draw three circles – the head, the body, and the eye.

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Now we connect everything…
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And add a Y looking line to indicate the wings, since we’re looking at the back of the toucan.
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After that, I’m going to go in and add some more lines for the tail feathers.

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As you can see, these don’t have to be perfect.

And now we add the main event – the long beak.

I decided to give my toucan a little berry to hold onto, but you could also just have the beak closed.

Last but not least, your toucan need some environment. So let’s put it in a tree branch with a little bit of texture.

After this, I just go in for some cleanup. So I make lines darker and add some feather and beak details.

And as always remember to sign your art because you did it and you should be proud of yourself!

Now, of course, toucans are very colorful, so don’t hesitate to do some quick color and shading.

If you want to find more of my art, follow me on Instagram at @Phoenix.Animations. Be sure to check out the Da Vinci Eye app, as well as subscribe here for more tutorials.

You can also check out our video on how to draw a toucan right here:

Have a great day, and we’ll see you next time!

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