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How to Draw a Bird in 5 Easy Steps

By Elina / April 11, 2019
step by step bird drawing tutorial

In just a few steps you can learn to draw anything! There are 3 steps to drawing anything, first, make a basic sketch, outline it with a liner or not and start coloring.

This will show you how to quick sketch a bird and if you scroll to the bottom of this post you can see on video how I sketch and color this bird in Procreate.

How to Draw a Bird Step #1

Bird Drawing Tutorial Step 1
How To Draw a Bird Tutorial Step 1

Draw 3 lines just like in the picture above. This are quick guides that will help you with the size of the body and the position of the head.

How to Draw a Bird Step #2

Bird Drawing Tutorial Step 2
How To Draw a Bird Tutorial Step 2

Connect the original lines with curvy lines. Here you can already see the outline of the body and the head of the bird.

How to Draw a Bird Step #3

Bird Drawing Tutorial Step 3
How To Draw a Bird Tutorial Step 3

Easy-peasy add the V-shaped lines for the beak, the tail and a bit longer ‘V’ shape for the feathers of the tail. A line for the branch that our bird will be standing on and you are almost done with the outline of your bird.

How to Draw a Bird Step #4

Bird Drawing Tutorial Step 4
How To Draw a Bird Tutorial Step 4

Add the legs of the bird by drawing 2 half ovals or circles for the ‘furry’/ ‘feathery’ parts of the legs and two parallel lines that stick out a bit. Add a few curved lines for the ‘feet’. And that’s it you are done with the outline. If you are working with pencil and paper you can now take a liner pen and outline the parts of the bird you want to leave and erase the first 3 guidelines you drew.

How to Draw a Bird Step #5

Bird Drawing Tutorial Step 5
How To Draw a Bird Tutorial Step 5

Now you are ready to color!

Here is the video I promised you:

So I hope you had fun drawing, got inspired and colored along with me.

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I’ve made this lovely birds wallpaper for you!

You can download the wallpaper I made for you right here:

Have fun! Elina

About the author

    Elina

    Obsessed with everything planner related and coffee. As an illustrator and a pattern designer, I love to create printables.


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