Draw Lovebird 15

Step 15 (optional): Draw something under the feet so the lovebird doesn't appear to be floating. A few short strokes in the shape of a circle create a stick.


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Step 16 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any of the final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.


Draw Lovebird

Final Step (optional): Lovebirds are colorful, so instead of the usual shading, try coloring your drawing. Using gray, add some shading to give the lovebird drawing more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source so that you draw the shadows consistently. Shadows are generally at the cool end of the color spectrum, so add some to the shadows. Color the beak using light brown or yellow. Color the front part of the head light red or pink. There are different species of lovebirds and different variations within a species. They all have different colors, so you can color yours differently if you'd like.

Add the color lightly at first, and then darker as you cover the face. Apply more pressure to your pencil to get a darker value. Use similar colors on top of each other like orange red and pink to give the face more variety. Continue adding the different layers of colors until you get the shade you like. Start coloring the body using light green or yellow-green. Use strokes that go in the general direction of the feathers on the lovebird's body. Just like with the red face, add layers of similar colors to the body like lime green, dark green and even blue! Color lightly at first as you build up the different layers and test the colors. If you don't like a color, simply cover it with one you do like.

As you add more colors, push down a little bit harder to blend the colors together. Adding the different layers of color can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Continue adding the different shades of green until you get the color you like on the body. The tail is blue, so color it using different layers of shades of blue. After coloring the tail blue, use some gray for the tips of the wings and feet. After the gray, use different shades of brown for the stick the lovebird is standing on. If you have a pet lovebird, try to duplicate its color on your drawing. And don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Lovebird" video to draw at your own pace.

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