The American Crow is the bird pictured in this tutorial. Smart, big brain, black as night are only a few things this flying animal has up its wing. The name "crow" (Corvidae) stands for the whole family of American Crow, Common Raven, Magpies, Jays, and other birds. For many, the raven and crow are confused. In this tutorial, I'll be pointing out some differences to make them easier to identify while at the same time you can enjoy learning "How to Draw a Realistic Crow.