Monday, February 20, 2017

How to Draw A Cardinal Bird Worksheet

This free printable worksheet will help give the young artist some confidence and direction in drawing a popular picture. It is a simple project and ideal for the young artist or extra drawing practice. It can be used in class and at home.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Learning to draw takes practice so draw every day. Come back to this blog each day and try a few more worksheets and before long you will be an artist. Do not get discouraged if your drawing of the cardinal bird does not turn out the way you had hoped, you are learning, and your next picture will be better. Some people have a talent for portrait and some have a talent for landscapes so try different projects and soon you will find what you have a talent for.

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The free worksheet below, and the project notes below may be printed by highlighting it and saving to your device then send to your printer later; some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above for some tips or try one of the updated files below.

How To Draw A Cardinal Bird Worksheet


Here are two links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in universal portable format.

PRINTABLE NOTES. 

Start by drawing lightly so you can erase later.

BEGINNING
Start by drawing lightly so you can erase later.
The body is like an oval or a teardrop shape upside down with a slight tilt to the left at the bottom.
Use two lines to position the tail feathers. They taper to a rounded point at the bottom.

Use two lines to form the beginning of the wing. These lines are shaped like the letter "U."

The basic shape of the head and beak are like two triangles, one pointing forward and down and one pointing backward and up.

The eye is in the middle, draw it first and use it as a reference to outline the black mask around it.

The feet are only pairs of short straight lines around the branch.

Use guidelines to keep the layers of feathers straight.

Erase the extra lines and add details like feathers. Use short thin lines to give the feathers a soft look around the chest and waist. Use long lines for the feathers on the wing and tail.

If you work in color this can be a beautiful picture; use red for the bird. Put blues and greens in the background.

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