How to Draw an Ostrich in 5 Steps

Learn how to draw an ostrich in five simple steps. These illustrated instructions guide you through each step of the drawing. See more pictures of birds.
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An os­t­rich can't fly, but its powerful legs help it run very fast. This unusual bird will make a fantastic addition to the cast of creatures you can draw.

In this section, we'll show you how to draw the above ostrich. Either draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor or print out this page to get a closer look at each step.

Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in gray. We'll show you an illustration of each step and then give you a description of how to draw it.