How to Draw a Cute Bird

No matter where you are in the world, it is hard not to get distracted by the soaring wonder of birds. From the largest eagles to the smallest sparrows, these wonderful creatures are a delightful addition to any landscape.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Begin by taking a black fineliner pen, and using this to draw a jagged “backward Z” shape at the top of your page, and bringing a curved line down from the left of this.


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At the bottom of the curved line, flick the line out towards the top left-hand corner of your page, and then bring it round in a loop.


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Add a series of “bumps” heading downwards at a 45-degree angle…


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And then bring another curved line across from the original markings, curving across to the right, and then down.


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From the end of this, add another line flicking up, this time towards the top right-hand corner of the page…


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And once again, bring a bumpy line down and inwards towards the center.


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Next, add a large “m” just below the top of the face, and connect the sides with a wide oval shape.


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Inside this, add two large circles for eyes…


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And then add smaller circles inside these large ones.


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Add a third, smaller circle inside the others, and then add a small “bump” to the top and bottom of each ring…


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And then add short, curved lines above each of the eyes.


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Draw a large triangle in the center of the eyes, just below the rings…


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And add a sharp “V” shape bisecting this.


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Repeat the lines of the “V” underneath the first, and then add two small curves, just on either side of the tip of the “V”.


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Next, add two small feet in between the wings, with bumps across the top for toes, and long, curved backs.


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Join the feet together with a curved line in the middle, and then connect them to the wings by bringing a curved line up each side.


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Add a small bump to the bottom…


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And then bring three long, curved shapes out and down from this to create a tail.


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Add another layer to the wings, using a long, angled bumpy line on either side.


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Next, grab a black pen and fill in the wide center of the eyes, leaving the small bumps white for the moment.


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Use a green pen to add color to the ring outside the black…


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And then a blue pen for the top and outside of the wings, as well as the tail.


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Fill in the area above the tail, and the inside of the wings with a bright yellow pen.


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Add color to the beak and claws with an orange pen…


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And use a red pen to add color to the inside of the tongue.


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Finally, use a brown pen to add color to the rest of the mouth, completing the look.


And there we have your very own bird, ready to fly free and explore adventures – sounds tempting, right?

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