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How to draw the California Quail

Learn how to draw the California Quail, who kind of looks like he has a little too much of everything – feathers, markings, etc.

How to draw the California Quail

California state bird

Also known as the valley quail, the California quail became the official state bird in 1931. As prized game bird, it is known for its hardiness and adaptability. If you need some help drawing this fellow, my tutorial breaks it down into simple step-by-step directions.


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Prep: Print tutorial for each student.

  1. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases.
  2. Students follow the tutorial to draw the quail in pencil.
  3. The quail is traced with a black marker.
  4. The quail is colored carefully with crayons.

  1. lewiskay001

    This is beautiful and perfect! I reccomend you try it. It did take me multiple attempts, due to it looking like a deformed monkey, but it was worth it when I did it perfectly!

    -K L

    Time Of The Coronavirus

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