How to Draw a Dove Step by Step for Kids

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How to Draw a Dove

dove is a type of bird, also called a pigeon. They are domestic birds and are commonly found all over the world. In today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw a dove.

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of a dove for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Follow along with us for drawing a cute dove in 11 easy steps.

Art Materials & Equipment

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Pencil Color
  • Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
  • Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
  • Compass (Alternative)

About Dove

The dove is a beautiful bird that is commonly found as a pet bird in the world. Doves are one of the most beautiful creations of God. The dove belongs to the bird family called Columbidae, which means doves are closely related to pigeons.

Doves have a smaller body, and they have long tails. The domestic pigeon is frequently called the “rock dove“. Doves both have thick bodies and short necks with short, narrow bills.

They live in lots of places, but most of them are in places such as Indonesia and Australia. There are more than 300 species of doves. The nests of doves are usually made of sticks. Doves feed on seeds, fruit, and plants.

Doves’ visual memory is too sharp and powerful that it can save more than two hundred objects indefinitely. Dove is Pegion is a symbol of peace.

Also Read: How to Draw a Swan

Steps To Draw A Dove

We try to make our tutorial simple and sweet. You can see the short demo in the image below. And you can follow the stepwise instructions in detail below. Follow the steps below to easily draw a dove step by step.

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How to Draw a Dove Step by Step

1Draw a Circle

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How to Draw a Dove Step 1

We are starting by drawing a dove face. Roughly draw a circle freehand as shown in the image above. Use Pencil to draw because we will erase it in further steps.

2Draw Body and Tail

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How to Draw a Dove Step 2

Now roughly draw the body and the tail part as in the image above. Use Pencil to draw because we will erase it in further steps.

3Draw Wings

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How to Draw a Dove Step 3

Now draw the triangular wings of the dove as in the image above roughly. Use Pencil to draw because we will erase it in further steps.

4Draw Outline

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How to Draw a Dove Step 4

Now, draw the outline of a dove’s upper part taking the reference of rough lines as in the image above. Use a pen or marker for drawing an outline fairly.

5Draw Beak and Lower Body Outline

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How to Draw a Dove Step 5

Similarly, draw the beak and the lower body part by taking the references to the rough lines as in the image above. Use a pen or marker for drawing an outline fairly.

6Draw Dove’s Lower Part and Tail Outline

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How to Draw a Dove Step 6

Similarly, draw the tail and the lower body part as in the image above. Use a pen or marker for drawing an outline fairly.

7Draw Dove’s Tail

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How to Draw a Dove Step 7

Now for finishing the tail part, we gonna draw some curve lines as in the image above.

8Draw One Side Wing

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How to Draw a Dove Step 8

Now draw the dove’s wing in one sided as in the image above. Fairly draw feathers in up and down position. Also, remember to take the rough lines as references that we drew on steps 1 2, and 3.

9Draw Other Sided Wing

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How to Draw a Dove Step 9

Similarly, draw the outline of another wing as in the image above. Remember to take the rough lines as references that we drew on steps 1 2 and 3.

10Draw Dove’s Feathers

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How to Draw a Dove Step 10

Now once again fairly draw feathers in up and down positions as in the image above. Remember to take the rough lines as references that we drew on steps 1 2 and 3.

11Erase Rough Lines and Draw Eye

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How to Draw a Dove Step 11

Finally, erase all rough lines that we drew in steps 1 2, and 3 and draw the black eye of a dove as in the image above. Finally, we get a cute and realistic dove that seems to fly in the sky.

Colouring a Dove

After the drawing of a cute dove is completed we move forward with coloring the dove. For coloring, we had chosen some basic colors. As the dove is a white bird and it is naturally white in colour we fill white colour while colouring it. We colour beak to yellow. Also for giveing a perfect look we shaded a dove with a grey colour as in the image below. You can fill color according to our wish too.

Colour Details:

  • White
  • Grey for shadow
  • Yellow
how to draw a dove for kids
How to Draw a Dove for Kids

Also Read: How To Draw A Duck

Final Image of Dove

After colouring, we get a realistic dove. You can use a pencil colour(we made it digital).

how to draw a dove for kids
How to Draw a Dove for Kids

Great Job 

Finally, we draw a dove and colour it beautifully.  I hope you find our tutorial easy and simple. We try our best to make an easy to follow tutorial. Especially, this tutorial for kids and beginners. Thus, school kids may find our tutorial helpful.

This is how you can draw a dove easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.

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