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Draw a Seagull

Here’s how to draw a seagull, and have him fill up the paper. All you need to do is turn his head so his beak is actually over his back.

how to draw a seagull

how to draw a seagull

You can use this turned head position with any bird, especially those with long beaks. It’s a small detail, but makes a nice composition, and adds a bit of layering if you also add the fish coming down from the beak.


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  1. Fold the paper in half twice to make crease guidelines.
  2. Draw the seagull according to the 8 steps shown.
  3. Trace the drawing with a black Sharpie.
  4. Color the bird and background with crayons.