How to Draw a White-Crowned Sparrow Bird

In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a White-Crowned Sparrow bird step-by-step.

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To draw this White-Crowned Sparrow Bird 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.

How to Draw a White-Crowned Sparrow Bird 1

Step 1: Start by drawing a circle near the top, right side of the paper as a guide for the white-crowned sparrow's head. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine the height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.

How to Draw a White-Crowned Sparrow Bird 2

Step 2: Inside, draw two intersecting lines as construction guides to help you place the sparrow's facial features later. Draw the vertical line in the middle. Draw the horizontal line a tiny bit lower than the middle.

How to Draw a White-Crowned Sparrow Bird 3

Step 3: On the left side of the head, draw a small, angled line that's similar to a less-than sign (<) as a guide for the white-crowned sparrow's beak.

How to Draw a White-Crowned Sparrow Bird 4

Step 4: Under the head, draw a big circle as a guide for the top part of the bird's body. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. Draw the circle off to the right of the head a bit. This circle should be about twice the size of the circle for the head. This circle should be behind the bird's head, so don't overlap the edges at the top.

How to Draw a White-Crowned Sparrow Bird 5

Step 5: Make a small mark on the lower, right side for the first part of the guide for the lower part of the white-crowned sparrow's body. Connect the mark to the big circle using long, curved lines to create a big arc. At the top, connect the head to the body using sloping lines to create the guide for the bird's neck.

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