In this post, I would like to share a simple way of drawing a bird. In the past, I always found drawing birds difficult. Now, I have worked out a systematic way of drawing them that makes them look ok.

This is the bird we will be drawing

how to draw a bird


  • Paper
  • pencil
  • eraser

Step 1

Draw two circles adjacent to each other.

how to draw a bird

Step 2

Outline the two circles into a body and add a curved line for the start of the wing

how to draw a bird

Step 3

From the base of the head, draw a curved line to finish the wing

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Step 4

Add a tail

how to draw a bird

Step 5

Draw the branch on which the bird sits

how to draw a bird

Step 6

Add a beak on the head and a claw on the branch

how to draw a bird

Step 7

Add detail such as an eye, crest, shading, feathers and thicken the branch.

how to draw a bird

Since you have done all the work, at this point, you might like to take a photo of your drawing and upload it to your computer to save it to add to tags, cards, or make a logo for yourself.

In my drawing, I added some watercolour background with a blue watercolour pencil and I used a grey watercolour pencil which blended the shading when I brushed over it.

how to draw a bird

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