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Sunday, November 11, 2012

How To Draw a Bird Easy Lesson and Worksheet

This free drawing worksheet, How to Draw a Goldfinch, is an easy drawing lesson for a beginner or young artist. There are only a few lines and some simple basic shapes to this project.

The worksheet may printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer or saving to your device and printing later.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:  If your drawings do not turn out the way you were hoping do not give up, learning to draw takes practice. Draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to this blog often and try some of my other projects.

To print the worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer, or save to your device to print later. If you have problems printing see the HOW TO PRINT TAB above for help, or you may try one of the updated links below that have been modified to print better.

Worksheet For How to Draw A Goldfinch Bird Lesson.

Here are two links that have been modified to look better and print better.

updated file
How to draw goldfinch

CLICK HERE for a file in JPEG photo format.
(Illustrated at the right.)
CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format.


Start by drawing lightly so you can make changes as needed and you will want to erase some of the lines as you go along.

The body is like an upside down tear drop pointed at the bottom and rounded at the top.

The head is like a circle but the back of the head continues down to the back of the bird. The beak is slightly longer than it is thick.

The shoulder starts as a circle just under the head and forward a bit toward the chest. You will erase the back part of the circle later, now it is just to help you put things in the right place.

The tail feathers are just four lines. Two lines for the back and the front they are almost straight but curve out away from each other just a little bit. The other two lines of the tail are curved inward one overlaps the other leaving a little upside down "V" where they touch.

The legs are drawn with short straight lines. The back leg is straight, and the claw is like a skinny diamond. The front leg is shaped like a large backward "S". The front claw looks like the letter "C" drawn with straight lines looping over the branch. Draw it lightly so you can put the branch in.

The eye starts off as an arch, next draw a circle over it but with most of the circle under the arch, (then erase the circle showing above the arch. Draw in the shiny spot before you start to color the eye black, there is a little line of the cheekbone below the eye.

There are white spots on the bird's back, and white on the tip of the wing and on the tip of the tail feathers, mark them off early before you fill in the black areas.

The wings, the tail, and the top of the head are all back. The beak and the legs are orange, everything else is yellow.

Draw a branch for him to sit on, use short choppy lines to give it rough contrast. Make the background blue it will cause the yellow bird to really stand out.

I did this project in watercolor to make a greeting card below.

Goldfinch watercolor from drawing lesson.
(c) Adron

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1 comment:

  1. I just updated this worksheet with additional links to better files to print the worksheets. I hope it helps.