How to draw a parrot. Step-by-step tutorial.
Updated: Sep 21, 2022
In this lesson, we will look at how to draw a parrot.
Step 1. Draw the main contours of the parrot.
First, define the pose of the parrot by drawing a long, curved arc with the TM pencil from the parrot's beak to its tail. On this central line, place the beak, head, chest, wings, and tail, making them with ovals and tapering lines.
Step 2. Draw the parrot's paws and a branch.
Now that the basic body shapes are ready, draw the paws and add a branch on which the parrot will sit. Also, draw the eye and refine the drawing of the beak, dividing it into upper and lower parts.
Step 3. Draw the parrot's feathers and other details.
In this step, erase all unnecessary auxiliary lines. I give the branch a certain shape by applying shadows along the lower-left edge of the branch. Then, draw the contours of the individual, most noticeable, feathers on the parrot's body - these are the feathers of the wing and tail.
Step 4. Add shading to the body of the parrot and draw its background.
Parrots are known for their vibrant coloration, which you can convey with bold, broad pencil strokes. I mainly stroke the edges of the bird to highlight its contours, filling in some feathers with soft strokes and leaving others white.
In the last step of the drawing, add the parrot's background to convey the liveliness of the bird's character. In the below drawing the background is done with loose, sweeping strokes and scribbles to convey its spontaneity and dynamism.