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!
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Materials for an Easy Bird 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 to Draw a Easy Bird Step by Step
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.