Parrot How to Draw for Beginners Step by Step

Parrot How to Draw easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. How to draw a Parrot for beginners and kids.

Parrot How to Draw for Beginners

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Starting at the top of the paper, draw an upside down teardrop shape. This forms the parrot’s upper beak.

Make sure that the top part of the shape is wide and rounded while the bottom part is sharp and pointed.

To ensure that the parrot will be drawn in the center of your paper, you can create reference lines by drawing an intersecting horizontal and vertical line on your paper.

The vertical line at the top marks the spot where you should draw the outline of the upper beak. This guide also ensures that there is enough space at the bottom for the parrot’s entire body, wings, and feet.

Step 2 – Draw the parrot’s beak

Draw a pointed shape just below the upside down teardrop shape we drew in the previous step. This creates the parrot’s bottom beak.

Note that this shape should be slightly smaller than the one we drew earlier. In addition, the lower beak should only be partially exposed, as shown in the illustration, the upper beak is partially hidden.

Step 3 – Next, Draw the parrot’s head

Draw a curved line starting from the top of the beak to form the head.

Don’t forget to add thick spikes of feathers for extra texture! This helps make the parrot look more realistic.

Step 4 – Then draw the body of the parrot

Extend the head shape line downwards to create the whole body of the parrot.

Remember to emphasize the chest by making the middle part of the parrot’s body wider than the rest /

Step 5 – Then Draw the Right Wing

Create the wings on the right side of the parrot’s body by drawing layers of feathers next to each other.

Feathers can be created by simply drawing some curved lines shaped like a capital letter “U”.

The length of the wings should be approximately the length of the parrot’s body.

Step 6 – Create the form of the Left Wing

On the opposite side of the parrot’s body, draw a slightly curved line upwards.

When the line is more than an inch long, draw multiple U-shaped curves downward until you reach the parrot’s chest. This forms the interior of the left wing.

As you can see in the illustration, the left wing is raised upwards, unlike the right wing which remains completely on the side of the parrot’s body. As such, the shape and form of these two wings are different.

Step 7 – Complete both Left Wing and Right Wing

Using the inside of the left wing as a guide, draw many elongated shapes that form the feathers.

Remember that the feathers should be spread out because the wings are facing up, as shown in the illustration.

Step 8 – Draw the parrot’s feet and toes

Just below the parrot’s body, draw two short, thin legs with the paws directly below.

Don’t forget to add separate toes to the front and back of each foot!

Step 9 – Now, add details and facial features

Adding patterns and details is essential when drawing any type of bird. It adds a bird texture, making your drawing look lifelike.

Starting from top to bottom, proceed to draw an inverted U-shaped line with a horizontal line at the bottom to form the parrot’s big eyes.

Then draw a vertical oval inside the eye to create the pupil. Then draw a small circle inside the pupil. Now, shade the pupil while leaving the small circle unobscured.

Moving to the mouth, draw a diagonal ramp with a curved line right next to it to polish the look of the beak and create the whole tongue.

Finally, draw a curved line down the length of the parrot’s body to create a clear line separating the underside.

Now that we have successfully drawn a parrot, it’s time for the most fun part, which is choosing and coloring the parrot!

This is the part where you can show your artistic talent and ability to mix and match different colors.

While parrots are mostly green, there are other parrots that come in a little more vibrant colors like reds, pinks, and yellows.

This gives you many color options to choose from when coloring your parrot.

Have fun with colors and see how the parrot finally comes to life!

Your parrot drawing is done!

We hope you enjoyed this step by step parrot drawing tutorial. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in drawing, we are sure that you can draw an adorable parrot in no time!

We regularly upload new drawing tutorials on our “How to Draw” category, so make sure you keep checking back to constantly learn how to draw something new!

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