When printing you can try choosing landscape layout for better placement on A4 paper

Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the cuckoo. Draw two ovals that will help to define the places for its head and body. Draw a line to act as the center of its beak. Add lines for the tree.

Step 2

Draw guidelines for the birds neck, tail and the tree.

Step 3

Define the places for the legs, wings and mouth of the cuckoo.

Step 4

Mark off the shapes of the legs, wings and beak of the cuckoo.

Step 5

Detail the shapes of the wing. Add the eye, toes and tail of the bird.

Step 6

Outline the shapes of the feathers and claws. Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 7

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