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.
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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Seagull Coloring Page
Materials for Seagull Drawing
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Directions for How to Draw a Seagull Step by Step
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Seagull
- Make guidelines. Draw the head.
- Start the back.
- Draw the bottom belly.
- Add a wing and lines. Draw two feet.
- Draw an eye and beak.
- Draw a fish in the beak and erase inside line.
- Draw sand line and water.
- Add clouds in the sky.
- Trace with a marker and color.