# How to draw a loon

**Grid step**

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.

2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.

3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.

4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

**Step 1**

Mark off the width and height of the loon. 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 guidelines for the bird’s neck, body and tail.

**Step 3**

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

**Step 4**

Mark off shapes for the legs, wings and beak of the bird.

**Step 5**

Add the loon’s eye and tail. Add the pattern to its wing and body. Sketch the webs on the feet.

**Step 6**

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

**Step 7**

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

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