In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Cassowary step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a Cassowary step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
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 near the middle of the paper as a guide for the main part of the cassowary's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: On the left side, draw an arc as a guide for the front part of the bird's body. To draw the arc, first make a small mark on the left side. Then connect the mark to the circle using curved lines. The end result should be similar to an egg. Add another arc on the right as a guide for the back part of the cassowary's body. This arc should be shorter and not as pointy as the arc on the left.
Step 3: On the top, left side draw a small circle as a guide for the cassowary's head. Pay attention to the size and position of this circle.
Step 4: On the left side of the head, draw a small, thin, pointy arc as a guide for the cassowary's beak.
Step 5: On top of the head and beak, draw another arc as a guide for the cassowary's horn-like protrusion called a casque.