How to draw a woodpecker

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Mark off shapes for the legs, wings and beak.

Step 5

Detail the shapes for the woodpecker’s wing and head. Add its eye, toes and tail.

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

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how to draw a woodpecker step by step, how to draw a realistic woodpecker
Lena London

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