How To Draw A Bird with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
For the first step in the tutorial on how to draw a bird, the first thing you will need is a light pencil to draw a medium sized circle.
We are using a pencil for this step as it will be a guide for us to keep the shape and perspective nice.
If you have trouble drawing a perfect circle by hand, there are tools like drawing compass that can help you draw a perfect circle easily.
Once you have your guide circle, use a darker ink or pencil to draw a small, triangular beak on the left hand side. Then, using your guide circle, carefully draw on the top of the head as you can see in the reference image.
Draw at the beginning of the body
In this next step, we will draw the head of the bird’s body. For the bird’s chest, you can use three slightly curved lines extending down from the bottom of the beak to form the chest.
You can see what this would look like for your own bird drawing by referencing this helpful reference image.
Once you have drawn the ribcage, you can draw the bird’s back with another curved line.
Next, draw the tail of the bird
For step 3 we will draw a nice tail for your bird drawing! The tail will be made up of a combination of straight and curved lines that join together.
For this step, I strongly recommend looking closely at the image to see how all the lines look and connect.
Now draw the legs and beak
Your bird drawing is really starting to come together at this point, so now you’re going to add some little legs and the rest of the beak!
Let’s start with the beak first. To finish it off, simply draw a line down the middle of it, and then close it with a curved line.
Now, we will work on adding the legs. You can draw two lines close together to form one of the slim legs, and then repeat this for the other leg.
Finally, you can draw some curved toes and the back of the foot with some smaller lines.
Next you will add the eyes and body details
In step 5 of the how to draw a bird tutorial, we will add in the eyes and some feather details. For the eyes, you can use a few small circles within the other as they appear in the image.
If that doesn’t work for you, you can also use a solid black dot or a circle with a small dot inside.
Now you can draw some feather detail using a combination of many wavy lines and smaller straight lines.
Here’s another step where I’ll take a very close look at the reference image for guidance on your first try.
As long as you follow the instructions and take it slow, I know you will perfectly manage your bird drawing stage!
More wing and tail detail
You are almost done with your bird drawing at this point! For step number 6, we’ll add some fine lines to the wings and tail.
For this step, you don’t really need to track the exact reference image and can add these lines in a way that works for you. These lines are intended to give a smooth look to these parts of the bird.
Now let’s draw the final details
You start this tutorial with one task: learn how to draw a bird. You are about to complete that mission with the next steps!
For this step you will be adding more lines to the chest and tail as you can see in the image. Finally, you can draw lots of small lines into the bird’s legs for a striking look.
Finished with some color
With all drawings done, you’re almost done! However, there is only one final step and that is adding some nice color!