How to Draw Ducks: The Head

Waterfowl migration season is on! Now is a great time to head down to the local duck pond and get your duck sketch on.  Here are a few thoughts about drawing duck and goose heads in a step by step demonstration. Remember the proportions of the bill and angles of the head will change dramatically from species to species. A single species can even change the angles of its head by raising and lowering the feathers on its crown. Check your duck carefully. This step by step demonstration of how to draw ducks will help you draw what you see. Do not just copy this drawing as a template but use the ideas here to help you focus on the details of the duck before you.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the details of each step.