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Uploaded: February 21, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: February 21, 2012
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Remember when I said I had two animals to submit? Well, here is the second, and I think you will find that this species is as beautiful as they come. Today, I will be showing you "how to draw a songbird", step by step. The name of these birds are not a single species in general, instead they come together as group because birds that are labeled ‘songbirds’, are also called land birds. Since spring is right around the corner, we will be hearing more and more beautiful tunes that will come from beautiful singers that stay perched in the trees. There are literally hundreds of bird species that fall in the songbird group. Some names you may recognize, and some you may not. The other thing that these winged wanderers have in common is how colorful they are. Some birds that sing their lovely songs in Spring throughout summer, are; Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Purple Martains, Yellow Warblers, Finches, Bluejays, Indigo Buntings, and many, many more. The bird that you will be getting a lesson on is the beautiful Indigo Bunting. Robins, and Flycatchers are also amongst the others that fall in this category. All of them feed on basically the same thing, berries, seeds, insects fruit and nectar. One of my favorite animals to draw is birds, which means this was a really fun project for me to do. I made sure to keep it simple, but beautiful and precise at the same time. I think you will enjoy drawing a songbird even if you have nothing better to do.

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How to Draw a Songbird, Songbirds

how to draw a songbird, songbirds step 1

STEP 1.

Here we go. Start by making a round shape for the head guide, and then draw the tear drop shape for the body of the bird.
 
how to draw a songbird, songbirds step 2

STEP 2.

Starting at the top, begin sketching the head first, and then work your way down the back, and then the chest. Make sure that your lining consists of feathery strokes. Draw a small beak, and then move to step three.
 
how to draw a songbird, songbirds step 3

STEP 3.

Continue to draw out the bird's body, which should also complete it's form. Be sure to include the feathery tail as well as the nicely shaped wing. Draw and color in an eye, as well as sketch a think line for the beak. Add some ruffle detailing around the nose and head then move to step four.
 
how to draw a songbird, songbirds step 4

STEP 4.

Instead of drawing another piece of the birds body, you will need to draw in the feathers on the wing and tail like so. Also lightly sketch in some tiny feathers on the wings, thigh, and chest.
 
how to draw a songbird, songbirds step 5

STEP 5.

Well guys, this is the last drawing step. You should draw in the legs and feet first, and then draw the branch that it's perched on. Sketch in the detailing to the branch and then clean up the drawing to prepare it for vivid color.
 
how to draw a songbird, songbirds step 6

STEP 6.

You are all done, and now you have a beautiful songbird. I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it.