How to draw a bird: Scrub Jay Step-by-Step Demonstration

I have developed new ideas about how to draw a bird and make the quick sketch lines that capture the basic shape. Here is a walk through of my process with some refinements and new details.

Click on the first image in this series to see a step-by-step slide show.

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  1. This is great, thanks John. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve been enjoying watching birds in the strong winds. They seem to love it, especially crows. They remind me of cloak-twirling silent movie villains and should be accompanied by fast piano music as played in old movie theatres. I’m trying to sketch crows in flight….hmmm, I’ll keep trying!

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