How to Draw Birds
Drawing birds is actually quite simple if you have good reference material, such as photographs or books. If you try to draw from a live bird, it won’t stay still long enough! Learning how to draw birds is the easiest way to learn how to draw animals. Begin by finding the simple shapes that comprise the animal, such as circles, ovals, rectangles. Start by looking for the largest shape first, then add the next biggest ones and last the smaller ones. It’s fun to place a piece of very transparent tracing paper over a photo to experiment with a pencil as to which shapes you like the best. You can also look at basic animal-drawing books for ideas on how to find the shapes and lines that you can use to draw a bird or draw an animal.
Once you have the shapes in. look for ways to connect the parts as well as change the shapes a bit. For example, you may need to change the oval for a wing by making the end pointed. Sketching loosely actually gives the drawing more life than hard outlines do, so hold the pencil gently. Plus the more you practice staying loose, the skill of drawing quickly will develop.