#simplycreate Flamingo Pastel Drawing

Learn how to draw a beautiful flamingo with Simply Pastels by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore using pastels!

The materials in your kit

  • Simply Oil Pastels
  • Simply Coloured Pencils
  • Simply Pastel Paper

How to Draw a Flamingo with Pastels

Learn how to draw a beautiful flamingo with Simply Pastels by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore using pastels!

Step 1

Placement of the bird

Using a red pencil, draw the outline of the flamingo on the sheet of paper.
The bird should take up all the space inside the sheet of paper to make the creative process more enjoyable.

Step 2

The beak and the eyes

Using black and yellow oil pastels, draw the beak and eye details as in the demonstration.

Step 3

The plumage

Use the neon pink oil pastel to apply the flamingo plumage. Colour it by making large paths with the pastel stick.

Step 4

Contouring

With the red pencil and red oil pastel, reinforce the outlines to give more presence to the bird.

Do not hesitate to go all the way to the tips of the wings as well as to the legs.

Step 5

The sun

Then take the yellow oil pastel, and draw a big sun behind the bird's head. Colour the sun for extra sparkle!

Step 6

Puddles of water and details

Using blue oil pastel, draw a few puddles of water around the bird's legs. To create an impression of reflections in the water, the trick is to add a few vertical lines inside the puddles.
Refine the bird's eyes to complete the drawing.

Step 7

Finished

And you're done! Why not try drawing the flamingo in different positions.

Simply Soft Pastels

Daler-Rowney Simply Soft Pastels are easy to use and blend. These high-quality, affordable pastels have flat edges to allow the artist more control.

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Simply Drawing & Sketching Paper

Daler-Rowney Simply Drawing & Sketching Paper is a comprehensive range of pads with good quality papers supporting the most important dry techniques, from sketching and drawing to marker and pastel works.

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Simply Coloured Pencils

Daler-Rowney Simply Coloured Pencils feature highly pigmented, pre-sharpened ends. Ideal for family activities!

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Simply Sketching Pencils

Daler-Rowney Simply offers a comprehensive range of Sketching Pencils sets. Each sets will provide professional or novice artists a variety of sketching pencils allowing them to achieve artistic depth to their sketches.

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About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.