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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How To Draw A Toucan Bird, Free Printable Worksheet

This how to draw a toucan bird worksheet is a free printable art lesson for the young artist that will help develop confidence in their drawing. 

These beautiful birds are fun to draw and this drawing worksheet offers one way to draw a picture that the young artist can be proud of while developing confidence in drawing.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Do not get discouraged if your drawings do not turn out the way you hoped they would learning to draw takes practice and time. A true artist is harder on themselves than anybody else so remember to keep drawing that way your skill will catch up to your talent. Come back often and try some of my other projects- soon you will be making wonderful pictures.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
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Free How To Draw a Toucan Bird Worksheet.
Here are two links that have been updated to print better.

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BEGINNING
The body is shaped like a cone on its side. Draw it with a curved line for the chest, next a straight horizontal line at the bottom of the curve going back as far as the curve went high, this line should tilt down just slightly. Then draw a line from the top of the curve going down to the tip of the horizontal line.

Draw a circle for the head but it is inside the top of the cone shape not above it.

The tail feathers are two straight lines going down

THE BEAK
The starting point for the beak begins at the top center of the cone shape where the head is.  From there draw a long slowly curving line from the head out past the back of the tail. The bottom of the beak starts just below the first line even with the top of the head going almost straight back, if it curves a little that is OK since some toucans have a little curve in the bottom. The line that divides the top from the bottom is nearer the bottom by two/thirds, and curves downward at the end.

DEVELOPING FORM:
The wing is a curving line from below the chin all the way to the start of the tail.
The feet have two toes going forward and two going back. Start them out like stick figures then draw around them to give them thickness. There are bumps at the joints.
The eye is high on the head and near the beak. It is a dark circle with a lighter circle around it.
Then end of the tail is rounded.

COLORING:
The toucan is mostly black but do not color him black if you can help it use gray if you can, and then use a little black for the shadows and details.
The legs and feet are blue.
There is a white area on the chest like a baby's bib.
Some toucans have a white stripe at the beginning of the tail.
The bill is very colorful. Mostly green but the tip is red. There is orange on the upper bill and green with some blue on the bottom. You cannot make a mistake because there are many different kinds of toucans and they all have different colors on their beaks.

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