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Uploaded: November 11, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: April 20, 2010
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So far today I have showed you how to draw a Tiki face, and a pirate skull. With this next tutorial I will be taking a right turn to show you ""how to draw a parrot", step by step. Now for those of you that don’t know exactly what a Macaw is I will give you a brief description on them. First off these birds come from Central and South America and they are known to be quite large. There are several different types of parrots in existence and the one that I used for a reference to draw is the scarlet parrot. The scarlet parrot comes from Central America and lives in places like Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The birds that reside there have different colored feathers such as red and yellow with white patches on their face and they have slightly larger bodies. The scarlet parrots that come from South America is also red and yellow in color with white patches on its face, but green feathers on its wings and they are found in Columbia, Equador, Peru and Brazil. As you can tell there is hardly any difference at all between the two parrots from different parts of the world. These birds thrive in the rainforest where they are undisturbed from the rest of the world. Sometimes in commercials or movies that show a glimpse of a rainforest on an island, you will usually see a large beautiful parrot sitting on a tree limb as he relaxes alone amongst the trees of the forest. Not only do they prefer to live in tropical places, their diet consists of fruits, nuts, flowers and nectar that are readily available to them in their habitat. The scarlet Macaw will also eat fruit from the forest that is not ripe as well as nuts that other animals will not touch. Unfortunately these magnificent looking birds are being taken from their natural habitats to be sold on the market as pets, and dying off due to their habitats being destroyed so that man can farm crops and live on the land. Whenever an animal of such beauty is in danger from being wiped out, I feel like the world gets more and more ugly because it continues to take the beautiful life from it to replace it with ugly buildings and villages that will surely turn to slum living once a good number of people begin reigning over. This tutorial will show you "how to draw a parrot", step by step. I will be back with more fun drawing lessons in a while. But in the mean time try and tackle this bird to draw, it will surely be a challenge.

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Step 4. How to Draw a Macaw Parrot