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Step 15: Use the line at the bottom as a guide to draw the budgie's tail. Thicken up the shape of the tail as you follow the guide line. Draw a few small curved lines at the top of the budgie's wing for extra detail.

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Step 16 (optional): Draw something under the budgie's feet so it doesn't appear to be floating. A few curved lines and jagged lines work well for a stick.

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Step 17 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all the lines. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.

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Final Step (optional): Budgies are colorful, so instead of the usual shading, try coloring your drawing. Add some shading first using gray to give the drawing more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source to draw the shadows consistently. Shadows are generally at the cool end of the color spectrum, so add some blue or purple to the shadows. Male budgies usually have a blue cere and females a brown cere, so color yours depending on what you want. Use a bit of yellow, orange and light brown for the beak. Add more color to the cheek and throat patches depending on what variety of budgie you're going for. Add the lines on the head and body using black. Younger budgies have more lines near the forehead. Adding the lines can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. There are types of budgies that don't have these black markings, so you can leave yours blank if you'd like. Use reference or pause the video to draw the markings more accurately. Use some peach, brown and gray for the feet and stick under the feet.

Now add the brighter colors to your budgie drawing! There are different varieties of budgies, from green to blue to yellow and even a combination of colors! Color your budgie drawing however you'd like. If you want a more traditional, wild-looking budgie like this, use yellow on the head and green on the body. Use different shades of green (dark green, yellow-green, light green, etc.) to further shape the body. You can also vary the pressure on each pencil to get different shades of green. If you have a pet budgie, try to duplicate its pattern on your drawing. You can also come up with your own budgie variety and color your drawing something entirely new, like pink, red or black. Have fun with it!

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