How to draw an African grey parrot

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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.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the parrot. Draw two ovals that will help to define the places for its head and body. Draw a line, which will act as the center of the beak. Define in light lines the place for the branch.

Step 2

Draw the shape of the parrot’s body and neck. Add guideline for its tail.

Step 3

Define the places for the legs and the beak center.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Draw the wings, eye and toes of the parrot, then add its tail.

Step 6

Carefully outline the shapes of the eye and neck with a smooth line. Do the same for the wings and tail. Add the parrot’s nose and its rear toes.

Step 7

Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 8

Contour the parrot, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more details to the branch. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London
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