Easy Bird Drawing

Draw Simple Birds posted in: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Animals, Drawing, Elements of Art, How to Draw Tutorials, Kindergarten, View by Theme Here’s an idea for how to draw simple birds. Bird body proportions drawing Start your drawing by estimating the overall proportions and shape of the bird’s head and body. You want to have the largest and most important shapes first. The reason to do this is to avoid making mistakes like one part of the bird’s body being out of proportion compared to another.

This tutorial shows how to draw a cartoon bird sitting on a branch. It includes simple step by step drawing examples and quick explanations.

Start the tutorial with a pencil and make light lines that you can easy erase as you will need to do so in some of the steps.

Step 1 – Draw the Bird’s Body

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Start by drawing the outline of the birds head and body as in the example above. You can draw the head with pretty much one big curve and the body with a “water drop” like shape.

Step 2 – Draw the Wings

Onto the body starting from just a tiny bit below where it transitions into the head draw the wings with their bottom tips pointing slightly away from the main shape of the bird. Afterwards erase the parts of the body outline that are covered by them.

Step 3 – Draw the Tail

Sticking out to one side draw the tail. Make it slightly wider towards the tip with a few curves on the end to show the feathers.

Step 4 – Draw the Feet

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At the bottom of the body draw the feet (really just the toes). You can draw each toe as a sort of “mini sausage” like shape. You can also make the toes point slightly in the direction of one another toward the bottom. This will make it look a little bit more like they are gripping something.

Step 5 – Draw the Branch

Right below the body draw the branch. In this case it will be drawn splitting into two smaller branches towards one side to make it look a little more interesting.

Step 6 – Draw the Beak

In the middle of the head slightly above where it goes into the body draw the beak with it’s outer shape similar to a lemon. Inside it draw the line for the mouth.

Step 7 – Draw the Eyes

To finish the bird’s face add the eyes. Start with their outline shapes that look like ovals with their bottoms cut off by curved lines.

Inside the eyes draw the irises with pretty much the same shapes (but smaller) as the outlines. To one side of each of the irises also draw a small oval highlight.

Step 8 – Draw the Feathers

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To make the bird look a little more interesting add some feathers. In this case you can first add a little “mohawk” at the top of the head drawn in little pointy clumps. Afterwards you can add some patterns to the wings with a few sets of curved lines. Finally you can also draw a several curves around the neck area to again show some more feathers.


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Once you have your bird looking the way you want you can go over your drawing with either darker pencil lines, a back pen or a marker.

Step 9 – Color the Bird

You can color the bird with paints, colored pencils or markers and use whatever color combination you like. In the example we will go with blue and yellow along with some orange (for the beak/feet).

You can make the branch brown or grey.


Drawing a cartoon looking bird like the one in this tutorial is fairly easy and can be quite fun. You can also experiment a bit withe the colors of drawing different parts of the bird in slightly different ways. For more similar tutorial see:

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Step 1

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The first step of drawing a bird. Draw the first oval in the center of your sheet of paper. This will be the bird's trunk. Then draw a triangle at the bottom of the oval - a bird's tail. When this is done, you can add two arched lines for the outstretched wings.

Step 2

How to draw bird's wings. Draw the lower contours of the wings. The wings now resemble two leaves.

Step 3

The head and beak of a parrot. Draw a smaller oval for the head. In the center of the oval draw a bird's eye. All you need for this tutorial - carefully and gently draw the powerful beak of a parrot.

Step 4

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The final contours of a bird. Now draw the final forms of breast, back, wings, and tail on both sides. Leave the lower part of the tail to finish at later stage.

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Step 5

Bird's feathers. Drawing out bird's feathers requires a lot of time because of the detail involved in each individual feather. Each feather must be stretched outwards and become thinner and smaller at the top. Add the soft feathers under the wings. They will look like fluff.

Step 6

Bird drawing. Final step. Through several stages, we have almost completed the lesson of drawing a bird. Finish the tail and then draw out legs and claws. Erase the unwanted pencil sketches, which remain from your earlier stages of drawing. Here is our flying parrot!

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