Whenever I draw birds, I start with a light framework that blocks in the basic shape with an erasable non-photo- blue pencil. I add detail and color directly on top of these basic shapes. Double check your basic shape before continuing with the rest of the drawing. Click on the first drawing to enlarge it and start a step-by-step slide show.
The most helpful thing you can do to improve your drawings is to start drawing more. Just give it a try for one month. That is not much time. You can do it. You will see dramatic improvements in your work.
This drawing is based on a photograph by Ashok Khosla. Used with permission.
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
Functional Always active
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.