Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Raven" 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 front part of the raven's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Draw a long arc on the lower left side of the circle to finish up the guide for the raven's body. The end result should be a shape similar to an egg.
Step 3: Draw another circle above the raven's body on the right side as a guide for the head. This circle should be about half the size of the first one. The edges of the circles should touch.
Step 4: Inside the circle, draw two intersecting lines. These lines will help you place the raven's facial features later.
Step 5: Draw a triangle-like shape on the right side of the head as a guide for the raven's beak.