Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Budgie (Parakeet)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the top part of the budgie's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room at the top for the bird's head and at the bottom for the long tail.
Step 2: Draw an arc on the lower right side of the circle as a guide for the lower part of the budgie's body. The length of the arc should be a bit less than the width of the circle. Sketch lightly at first to get the shape of the arc right.
Step 3: Draw a smaller arc on top of the original circle as a guide for the budgie's head. The height of this arc should be a bit smaller than the width of the circle. The end result of the entire shape should be similar to a sausage.
Step 4: Inside the arc, draw two intersecting lines. These lines will help you place the parakeet's facial features later on.
Step 5: Draw a long line at the bottom as a guide for the budgie's tail. The longer the line, the longer the tail will be. The guides should look like a corn dog now!