How to draw a phoenix with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and everyone.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
To get this tutorial on how to draw a phoenix we will start with the head of the phoenix. There will be a curve for the top of the head, and three pointed and flowing feathers on the back of the head.
You can then use a pointed, slightly bent triangle for the phoenix’s beak. The phoenix’s neck will also be quite long down from the head.
Draw the first wings and chest of the phoenix
Your phoenix drawing will have considerably long and curved wings. The upper part of the left wing will be connected to the lower part of the neck.
The wings will then curve up, and you can use a series of sharp curves to form the feathers of the wing.
It will then curve back to the body in such a way that it will be thinnest at the base of the wing.
Once you’ve drawn the wings, you can also use another curved line for the phoenix’s chest.
Add a second wing of the phoenix
You’ve already completed one wing in this phoenix tutorial, so you should have no problem adding a second one!
This wing will go to the right side of the phoenix, and it will have a very similar structure to the other wing, only duplicated. With both wings looking great, go ahead!
Now draw a tail for your phoenix
One of the most recognizable features of the phoenix is its long, flowing tail. This wouldn’t be a complete tutorial without it, so we’ll add one to your phoenix drawing now.
The front of the tail will connect to the lower part of the chest, while the back of it will connect to the underside of the right arm.
Like the wings, this tail will have long, sharp feathers at the end that extend in different directions.
Then, once the tail contour is complete, you can use some of the lines inside the wings to create some more feather detail.
Paint some details on your phoenix drawing
In this step of the phoenix tutorial, we’ll add some detail on and around the wings.
To do this, you can use several rows of sharp jagged lines along the inner edge of the wing. This will help provide some more fiery wing detail.
Once you’ve added those details, you can also draw some small sharp shapes around the tips of the wings. This is going to be part of a series of fascinating details that we will finalize in the last few steps.
Wrap up some nice extra details in this step
Before we bring some bright and fiery colors to your phoenix drawing in the final step, we have a few final details to add.
To do this, simply draw some more sharp shapes like you drew in the previous step around the tips of the wings. You can also add some around the tail, as seen in the reference image.
This is a step where you can also get creative with these details if you want! You can add a lot of these shapes to create an even more fiery phoenix.
Before continuing, you can also add any additional details you want. Perhaps you could paint a flaming background or have a flaming trail behind the phoenix.
These are just a few of the many ideas you can make, so how would you complete this image?
Complete your phoenix painting with some colors
Now that your phoenix is completely painted and you’ve added any additional details and background elements, you can have fun coloring your phoenix!