Geese belong to the Anserinae subfamily of the larger Anatidae family. However, the classification is not easy. Several subspecies of jars, in the subfamily Tadorninae, are also often referred to as geese. Furthermore, the Anserinae variety is also known as the true goose. So far, there are three confirmed subspecies of true geese. These are waterfowl with webbed feet that help them float in the water. In terms of appearance, geese closely resemble ducks, except that they have longer necks and thinner bills.
Steps to Draw a Goose: For drawing purposes, a goose can be drawn from any of three species: gray geese, white geese, and black geese. The jars also offer a wide variety to choose from. The following tips will teach you how to draw a goose:
– Image of reference: Do your research through the internet, books, newspapers, scientific magazines, etc. Once you decide on the species, get a suitable image to use as a model. The three species of true geese each have several subspecies. While black geese are distinguished by their black limbs and neck, gray geese have prominently gray bodies. Their limbs and beaks have a combination of orange, black, or pink. Snow geese have prominently white bodies with dark orange or red limbs and gills.
– Basic sketch: Use a small oval for the head part and a large oval for the central body. Connect these two by a curve corresponding to the length of the neck. Straight lines can represent the legs. Depending on the reference image, make the rough outline of the wings. For spread wings, use “V” shapes.
– Frame formation: refine the shape of the head first and extend it forward to create the conical beak. The eyes are placed in a straight line from the top of the bills. The type of plumage will determine the contours of the body. However, unless you are creating a pencil sketch, do not elaborately draw the insides of the wings. That will be fixed in the next step with the use of appropriate colors. Make the legs and feet slim. Do not forget the leashes, which is an essential attribute of these birds.
– Shading and colors: It is a better option to create your goose in colors. All true geese have black tails. Black geese feathers have gradient shades of brown. The feathers of gray geese are black and white, while the rest of the body is gray. Varieties of shelduck, such as the Egyptian goose, blue-winged goose, magpie goose, and pointed-winged goose, have colored spots on their wings and the rest of their bodies. The pattern in any variety is not that of solid colors, but that of shading. Careful brush strokes and original image guidance ensure the granting of clear, natural body shading.