Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Scarlet Macaw" 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 slanted oval as a guide for the macaw's body. It doesn't have to be perfect. It's only a guide.
Step 2: Draw an arc underneath as a guide for the macaw's wings.
Step 3: Draw a smaller oval for the scarlet macaw's head and draw a curved line inside of it to help you place the facial features later.
Step 4: Draw a curved line on the lower right side as a guide for the macaw's foot.
Step 5: Draw a vertical line underneath as a guide for the bird's tail.