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Easy How to Draw a Parrot Tutorial Video and Parrot Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Parrot Tutorial Video and a Parrot Coloring Page. Now it’s easy to learn where all those colorful shapes need to go!

A drawing of a parrot, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

Parrot Tutorial Video

Did you know that parrots are believed to be some of the smartest creatures around? Turns out that they have large brains, along with large beaks, which help them imitate voices and use simple tools. When students use this tutorial to learn how to draw a parrot, they can remember so much more about the details of these beautiful birds.

Parrots have a lot of shapes in common with other birds, but their coloring can get very exotic. A simple way to add some red and blue and yellow to their body is to add sections to the wing and then color away. Further studies about parrots might reveal even more fun color combinations to try out.

Getting Started with Drawing Guides

The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have a dashed line running through the center of each step, in both horizontal and vertical directions. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.

Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.

So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big fat line down the center of their paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.

Use the Button below to Download a PDF Tutorial

A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy parrot, also available as a free download.

Parrot Coloring Page

Parrot Coloring page, available as a free download.

Parrot Tracing Page

Time Lapse Drawing of Parrot

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Materials to Draw a Parrot

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. Don’t waste your money on the cheapest brand. These make nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. The perfect medium size tip marker for tracing.
  • Crayons. I like this non-toxic brand that is made from beeswax, not petroleum by-products.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Directions to Draw a Parrot

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Parrot Step by Step

  1. Draw the bird head and body.

  2. Add the branch touching below.

  3. Draw a tail under the branch.

  4. Draw the beak.

  5. Erase the gray line, and draw the eye.

  6. Add a wing to the body.

  7. Erase the gray line and add details.

  8. Add branch details and fill with leaves.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons.

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