how to draw a bird parrot

This lesson is a little more advanced, but still fun for any age! Follow along with us and learn how to draw a bird (parrot)!

This is a list of the supplies we used, but feel free to use whatever you have in your home or classroom.

Getting Started with Drawing Guides

Teaching students how to use guides as a point of reference is the best way to get them started on a positive note in any drawing class. One may have observed that every tutorial on this website has a dashed line through the middle of each step, both vertically and horizontally. Before drawing, if students draw their own centered lines on their own paper, they will have a simple guide to follow. Getting the size and placement of lines on paper is the foundation of drawing skills, so anyone can always learn to be a little more accurate by starting with a visual reference point. Does that mean that before they begin, students should take out a ruler and draw a thick line down the middle of their paper? Please don’t do that, as it will probably be difficult to erase and take attention away from any finished artwork. No, just fold the paper in half lengthwise, create a crease, and unfold. The lovely thing is that the creases will vanish once the drawing is completed and colored in.

Take a look at this slightly more complex, but still enjoyable, drawing lesson suitable for all ages!

The materials we used are listed below, but you can use whatever you have at home or in your classroom.

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Parrot Tutorial Video and a Parrot Coloring Page. Now it’s easy to learn where all those colorful shapes need to go!

It turns out that parrots have large brains in addition to large beaks, which help them imitate voices and use simple tools. Did you know that parrots are thought to be among the smartest creatures around? Students who follow this tutorial to learn how to draw a parrot will be able to recall a great deal more information about the features of these exquisite birds. Parrots and other birds share many shapes, but they can have very exotic coloring. Adding sections to the wing and then coloring them in is an easy method to add some red, blue, and yellow to their body. Additional research on parrots may uncover even more entertaining color combinations to experiment with.