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Uploaded: August 4, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: August 4, 2008
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Okay I’m back and I am ready to submit another tutorial on another beautiful bird. This time the bird you will be learning how to draw is a lovebird. Love birds are usually given to people to symbolize their affection toward one another. Example; my mother could give me a love bird which would be her way of telling me she loves me. My father could give my mother a pair of lovebirds to symbolize his loyalty and faithfulness to her as well as saying I love you. These birds are small and stocky and they kind of resemble parrots. The most common lovebird in the United States and in some other countries is the Peach faced lovebird, which is the bird you will be learning how to draw today. Some may ask if they can be taught to speak like a parrot since they are so alike in appearance. The answer is yeah sure they can but it is not common. Lovebirds are not known to be great talkers even when taught. An interesting fact about these birds is that there is a total of nine species of this particular animal eight of which are from Africa and the remaining one is from Madagascar. These birds are common pets in households because they are so affectionate and playful with their mates and their owners. Lovebirds that do not get the required attention they seek develop behavioral problems like feather picking which can be a messy and unattractive sight. I bet most of you are wondering just how small these birds are? Well to answer your question they are between 5-7 inches and weight only about 2-3 ounces. Wow, that is small. So small in fact it puts them on the list of being one of the smallest parrots in the world. The only large thing about them is their beak. The average lifespan of one of these fantastic specimens is around ten to fifteen years depending on care. I hope you enjoyed this brief description on these beautiful animals. Now it is your turn to sit back and learn how to draw a peach face lovebird step by step. I will see you very shortly with my last tutorial for the day.

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How to Draw a Lovebird

how to draw a peach faced lovebird step 1

STEP 1.

In this first step you need to draw out three shapes a circle for the head, a carrot shape for the wing, and the large egg shape for the body or breast of the lovebird.After you draw out those shapes you can draw the guidelines for the face, the legs, and the thighs.
 
how to draw a peach faced lovebird step 2

STEP 2.

Now what you will do here is start shaping out the body of the lovebird using small jagged strokes to create a feathered like line around the body. Do this around the body until you come to the end of the wind. This is where you will be drawing the lines to create a feathered tip. Use this technique with the tail as well and draw out the shape to the feet and legs.
 
how to draw a peach faced lovebird step 3

STEP 3.

Now here in this step you will be sketching in the details and definition to the lovebird. Start by drawing a small circle for the eye and then shape out the beak with some detailing lines. Next use more jagged strokes to the chest of the lovebird to make him/her all full of feathers and repeat that same thing on the wing. After you are done with that you can detail the tail more and then start detailing the legs and claws on his/her feet.
 
how to draw a peach faced lovebird step 4

STEP 4.

On this last step of drawing all you will be doing is detailing the eye by adding a pupil and detailing the wing with some more jagged strokes to create the look of a fluffy bird wing. Now you can erase all those dirty guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a peach faced lovebird step 5

STEP 5.

That is it you did it! That was super dee duper easy wasn't it? That will complete this fun filled tutorial on how to draw a peach faced lovebird. I hope you had a butt load of fun and I will be back very, very shorty with the last tutorial of the day. Ta ta.