April 17, 2020 3 min read 6 Comments

bird step by step drawing tutorial

Hi everybody, and welcome to a newNIL-Tech drawing tutorial: "Blue Bird". In this tutorial, we'll draw a bird with gorgeous blue feathering. You may find them at the zoo or out of your home window. Birds are an amazing species that come in unlimited colors, sizes, and kinds. They have been around for a very long time and have always made us envious of their capacity tofly.

Here are some interesting facts about birds:

1. A bird's lungs are far more complicated as well as efficient and also take up even more space than those of animals, such as people. A human's lungs compose about 1/20 of its body, and a bird's takes up 1/5.

2. The Australian pelican has the longest bill of any bird in the world. It is almost 2 feet (0.5 m) long. The sword-billed hummingbird, with its 3.9-inch (10 cm) bill, is the only bird with a bill that's longer than its body.

3. The most talkative bird in the world is the African gray parrot. One parrot could say over 800 words. Most species of parrots can learn just 50.

4. The bird with the most feathers is the whistling swan, with up to 25,000 feathers. Hummingbirds, on the other hand, are so little that they have less than 1,000.

5. The sort of food bird consumes in the wild is directly related to the form of a bird's beak.

In this tutorial, we used the following supplies:

  • B or HB pencil 
  • colored pencils
    • light grey
    • brown (medium and dark)
    • blue (bright, medium and dark)
    • light green
    • black
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • White Vinyl Eraser


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Let's start drawing a Bird Step by Step!


step by step bird drawing

Step 1. Outline the drawing: draw two rounded shapes for the bird's head and body. Sketch the beak of the bird (graphite pencil).


how to draw a bird step by step

Step 2.Sketch the feet, noting the joints with tiny circles, and the claws. Outline the tail - draw a triangle-like shape. Then draw a silhouette of the tree branch; it should look like the bird is sitting on it. Sketch the eye (graphite pencil).


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Step 3.Connect the head and the body with a smooth, rounded line. Outline the wing and add the backside of the open beak. Outline the shapes of the bird's feet, based on the sketch from step 2 (graphite pencil).


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Step 4. Add details to the tree branch to make it look more natural. Add some groups of leaves on the branch; try to make them different, for example, smaller or bigger (graphite pencil).

Draw some details on the bird's feathering, wings, and on the bark. You can skip this part if you want, yet it's good to think over the drawing before starting to color it (graphite pencil).


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Step 5.Before starting to color in the drawing, outline the main contours with a grey or a graphite pencil. A little tip: using a light grey pencil will help to keep the colors in your artwork tidy without the pollutant of the graphite strokes. Make the lines of the underdrawing are barely noticeable.

Create the base color layer of the bird's feathering, draw lengthy hatches resembling hair or hair (medium blue pencil).


learn how to draw a bird step by step

Step 6. Start hatching the branch of the tree (medium brown pencil). You can also some strokes to the bird's beak, coloring the internal part of the mouth with more pressure.

Draw the leaves (light green pencil). To make the artwork more real, draw some green hatches to the tree.


bird step by step drawing tutorial

Step 7. Add details to the head of the bird, darkening the eye and the area of the mouth (black pencil). Accent the wing's feathers and the feet, and also add some black hatches to the tail.

Draw hatches on the tree, accentuating the sides and creating the shadow under the bird (dark brown pencil).


simple bird step by step drawing tutoral

Step 8.Add some details of the feathering (bright blue pencil). Draw the strokes to the bird's head, back, wing, as well as tail. Draw strokes on the feathering and also a bird's shadow on the tree (dark blue pencil).

Add the hatches to the sides of the bird, accenting its three-dimensional look (black pencil). You can also add the details of the bark and the shadow under the bird's wing.


easy bird drawing tutorial

Step 9. Add more strokes to the bird's feathering to make the color layer thicker (dark blue pencil). Draw the final up touches to the artwork, adding volume to the sides of the tree (dark brown pencil).


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