How to draw a barn swallow

Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the swallow. Draw two ovals that will help to define places for its head and body. Draw a line, which will act as the beak.

Step 2

Draw the bird’s neck and body. Add a guideline for its tail.

Step 3

Define places for the legs, wings and beak of the swallow.

Step 4

Mark off shapes for the legs, wings, central part of the tail and beak.

Step 5

Detail shapes for the wing of the swallow. Add its eye, toes and tail.

Step 6

Outline the shape of the feathers. Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 7

Contour the swallow, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail. Erase all guidelines.

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