How to Draw a Parrot

Artist: Dawn / November 11, 2008

Step 1.

Start this first step by drawing out some basic guidelines and shapes to form a frame for the parrot. You will first draw a circle for the head and add a vertical line in the middle. Next draw out the shape of the body which looks like a nut. Once th   

Step 2.

In this next step you will start sketching out the actual shape for the birds body as shown to you here. Make sure that the lining is jagged so that you end up with feather like lines. You will then sketch out the shape of the macaw's beak and feet,    

Step 3.

Well you made it to the third step and you know what that means right? Yup you are almost done. What you will be doing here is detailing and defining the parrot by adding feathers and the shape of his wing. You will then draw out the markings on his    

Step 4.

This is your forth step and what you will do is add more detailing definition feather shapes on his face as well as his stomach and wing. Sketch in more detail on the beak and on the toe nails as seen here. Once that is complete you can move onto you   

Step 5.

Now that you have made it to your last drawing step, all you will have to do is add all the detailing lines on the tree trunk like branch that he is resting upon. Once that is complete you can than start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you   

Step 6.

Once you are finished your macaw parrot should come out looking like the one you see here. All that is left to do now is add some vivid colors and your done. You have just finished this tutorial on how to draw a macaw parrot step by step.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: November 11, 2008
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Description: So far today I have showed you how to draw a Tiki face, and a pirate skull. With this next tutorial I will be taking a right turn to show you ""how to draw a parrot", step by step. Now for those of you that don’t know exactly what a Macaw is I will give you a brief description on them. First off these birds come from Central and South America and they are known to be quite large. There are several different types of parrots in existence and the one that I used for a reference to draw is the scarlet parrot. The scarlet parrot comes from Central America and lives in places like Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The birds that reside there have different colored feathers such as red and yellow with white patches on their face and they have slightly larger bodies. The scarlet parrots that come from South America is also red and yellow in color with white patches on its face, but green feathers on its wings and they are found in Columbia, Equador, Peru and Brazil. As you can tell there is hardly any difference at all between the two parrots from different parts of the world. These birds thrive in the rainforest where they are undisturbed from the rest of the world. Sometimes in commercials or movies that show a glimpse of a rainforest on an island, you will usually see a large beautiful parrot sitting on a tree limb as he relaxes alone amongst the trees of the forest. Not only do they prefer to live in tropical places, their diet consists of fruits, nuts, flowers and nectar that are readily available to them in their habitat. The scarlet Macaw will also eat fruit from the forest that is not ripe as well as nuts that other animals will not touch. Unfortunately these magnificent looking birds are being taken from their natural habitats to be sold on the market as pets, and dying off due to their habitats being destroyed so that man can farm crops and live on the land. Whenever an animal of such beauty is in danger from being wiped out, I feel like the world gets more and more ugly because it continues to take the beautiful life from it to replace it with ugly buildings and villages that will surely turn to slum living once a good number of people begin reigning over. This tutorial will show you "how to draw a parrot", step by step. I will be back with more fun drawing lessons in a while. But in the mean time try and tackle this bird to draw, it will surely be a challenge.