How to Draw an Orange-crowned Warbler step-by-step

Orange-crowned Warblers are subtle birds to draw. The have no bold contrasts and are a fun challenge. By incorporating some of the colors of the background into your bird sketch, you can achieve a harmony of color where it appears that the bird and the background might be illuminated by the same light. In this demonstration, we will walk through the process of drawing an Orange-crowned Warbler and its environment, pointing out some of the important details and shortcuts as we go.

Click on the first drawing to enlarge the images and start a step-by-step slide show.

This drawing is based on a photograph by Vivek Khanzode. Used with permission. Studying from photographs is a great way to start to learn how to draw a bird and is a great addition to field work.