Here’s how to draw an easy bird, in a pose that fills the paper and shows off his or her cute face, wings and tail.
When learning how to draw birds, lots of tutorials rely on either the front view or the side point of view. While that may keep things simple, and helpful for the beginner, there’s no reason why things can’t be turned a bit to get the best of both worlds.
This tutorial will show students how to start with head, wing and belly, but then add the tail further in the back. The result is that you can easily see everything, and the bird can be drawn large, to make use of the entire sheet of paper.
In addition, the shapes are so simple that even kindergarteners would probably not get frustrated in trying this one out. And big birds drawn with wobbly kinder lines make the most adorable of drawings!
- How to Draw an Easy Bird (click to open a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 35 minutes.
How to Draw an Easy Bird
- Draw a tilted head shape.
- Add three large wing feathers.
- Draw the belly below.
- Add three large tail feathers.
- Draw the beak and eye.
- Erase gray line and add head line.
- Draw two simple legs and feet.
- Add a horizon line behind.
- Trace with a marker and color.