how to draw a bird wikihow


  • 1 Draw two circles which overlap each other. The top circle is slightly bigger than the bottom circle.
  • 2 Draw two rings for the bird’s eyes. To make the circles or rings resemble cartoon eyes, draw crescent curves inside them. Advertisement .
  • 3 In the center of the two circles, sketch the details of the bird’s beak.
  • 4 Draw additional details for the bird’s head.
  • 5 Create rounded curves that extend from the body to represent the bird’s wings.
  • 6 Sketch the bird’s feet, legs, and tail feathers in detail.
  • 7 Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary lines. Add additional details.
  • 8 Color to your liking!
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Things You’ll Need

  • Pencil or pen
  • Eraser
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor pencils.

Community Q&ASearch

  • Question: How can I draw a blue jay and a parrot? Community Response: Print out a picture of them, then trace it. With practice, you’ll become more adept at drawing them and be able to easily duplicate them.
  • CanisChiroptera Community Question How do I know where to put the details? Practice and references The quickest way to learn is to quickly refresh your memory with a Google search if you’re not entirely sure where something should be placed.
  • Question How can I sketch the feather details for a traditional bird? Community Response Look for a finished image online or here, then make a copy of the features by zooming in.
  • This bird is not intended as a biologically accurate sketch. Thanks Helpful 86 Not Helpful 42 .
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Are birds hard to draw?

Birds move a lot and quickly. This makes them challenging, but not impossible, to draw from life. I spend a lot of time watching birds and just thinking about drawing them.