Winter Cardinal Painting

cardinal diagram
I’ve been looking for a nice colorful winter image for a holiday fundraiser, and was inspired by an image I found in a stock photo site.
1. Students start by drawing the wing. I described the wing as needing to be tilted a bit.
2. A “shark fin” was added on top.
3. A belly is added below.
4. The black face looks a bit like half of a butterfly, and the beak extends directly to the right of it.
5. A tail is added below, along with feet.
6. The branch is behind the feet so lines jump around the feet and tail.
7. After the drawing is done, it needs to be traced with a thin black marker.
8. Lastly, all except the snow is colored in with oil pastels.

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