Step 6: Draw two lines that connect the head to the body to create the guide for the bird's neck. At the bottom of the body, on the right side, draw a C-shaped line as a guide for the African grey 's feet.
Step 7: Under the bird's body, draw a long, vertical line on the left and a shorter vertical line on the right. Connect the lines using a sloping horizontal line to finish the guide for the African grey parrot's tail.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.
Step 8: Inside the parrot's head, lightly sketch a small circle for the eye. Use the initial lines as guides for placement. When you get the position and size right, darken the lines. As you darken the edges of the eye, make the sides pointier. Inside the eye, off to the side, draw a tiny circle to represent glare. In the middle, draw a big dot for the pupil. Don't overlap the tiny glare circle as you shade the pupil. Add a curved line above and below the eye for the skin around the African grey's eye.
Step 9: Use the arc on the right as a guide to draw the top part of the African grey 's beak. Darken the top part of the arc but continue drawing the line downward to form a point for the beak. Curve the line back up and to the left to form the mouth. Sketch lightly at first, and when you get the shapes right, darken the lines. On the left side, draw a wavy line as the base of the bird's beak. This line should be made up of short strokes for a feather-like texture. At the top, draw a small oval and shade it in for the nostril.