How to draw a Bewick’s Wren Step-by-Step

In this tutorial on how to draw a wren, pay particular attention to how the feathers, especially on the wing, are suggested, instead of carefully delineated. On many birds, you do not see each feather clearly articulated. Suggest the masses of the feather groups with a hint of feather texture. This illustration was based on a photograph by Ashok Khosla and was drawn with a ball point pen, watercolor, and a bit of white gouache.

Click on the first illustration to start a step-by-step slide show.