Draw Scarlet Macaw 15

Step 15 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing them all. The feathers make that very hard to do, so it's okay to leave some behind.

Draw Scarlet Macaw Final

Final Step (optional): Scarlet macaws are colorful, so instead of the usual shading, try coloring it. Shadows are usually at the cool end of the color spectrum, so use blue or purple to shade. Pick the direction of the light source to draw the shadows consistently. Add some gray on top to dull the blue down.

Color the scarlet macaw's mask and beak yellow and add some pink on top of it. Add some black to the lower part of the beak.

Here's the fun part! Add the scarlet macaw's bright colors! These birds are basically red, yellow and blue. I usually start with lighter colors and build up to darker hues. So start with a yellow-orange, then red, then maroon. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible. Or just have fun with it and color however you want.

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