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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

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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Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Seagull

  1. Make guidelines. Draw the head.

  2. Start the back.

  3. Draw the bottom belly.

  4. Add a wing and lines. Draw two feet.

  5. Draw an eye and beak.

  6. Draw a fish in the beak and erase inside line.

  7. Draw sand line and water.

  8. Add clouds in the sky.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.