Throughout the history of animation, certain animals have been featured as cartoon characters more than others.
Some examples of these animals would be dogs, cats and of course birds. There have been many classic bird cartoon characters, and learning how to draw a cartoon bird is a great way to add your own unique character to this list of characters.
If you would like to know how you can do this and have your very own bird cartoon character, then this will be the guide for you!
We hope that you have a great time as you work with us on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon bird in just 6 easy steps!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw A Cartoon Bird – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw some eyes and wings for this cartoon bird
- Step 3 – Next, draw some more feathers for the bird
- Step 4 – Draw another leg for the bird
- Step 5 – Add the final touches for your cartoon bird drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your cartoon bird drawing with some color
- Your Cartoon Bird Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Cartoon Bird – Let’s Get Started!
To start this guide on how to draw a cartoon bird, we will begin with the face of the bird.
We are designing a really cute interpretation of a bird, and the head will be quite rounded to make it look even cuter! Start off by drawing the beak using some curved lined shapes with sharp points at the ends of them.
Then, use some more rounded liens for the base of the head, and then some more for the outline of the head on top.
There will be some round lines around the eyes that we will be drawing in a future step. Also, be sure to add three small rounded lines at the top of the head for added cuteness!
Step 2 – Now, draw some eyes and wings for this cartoon bird
You can now start adding some more details to your cartoon bird drawing in this step. The eyes will have an oval outline, and then we shall use some rounded shapes for the pupils inside of the eyes.
The eyes will be big and round to, you guessed it, make the bird look even cuter!
Once the eyes are drawn, we shall next add some wings to it. The wings will be drawn with some round lines, and there will be some rounded feathers on the lower half of them.
Finally, draw a curved shape for the chest of the bird, and start drawing the back as well to finish off this step.
Step 3 – Next, draw some more feathers for the bird
In this third step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon bird, we will be adding some more feathers to the wings that you drew in the previous step.
To do this, draw another layer of long, curved shapes onto the tips of the wings, as shown in the reference image.
Once you have finished off the wings, you can then draw a small leg and foot to the base of the bird.
Step 4 – Draw another leg for the bird
We will be adding another leg to your cartoon bird drawing in this next part of the guide. This leg will have a feathery base that you can draw with some curved lines.
Due to the position of the bird, this feathery base was unseen on the other leg.
Otherwise, the leg and foot will look very similar to the other one. We shall then move on to some final details and elements in the next step!
Step 5 – Add the final touches for your cartoon bird drawing
Now you are ready to add some final details to the picture for this step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon bird.
You can use some more long, thin and curved shapes for the tail feathers. These feathers will look rather similar to the feathers that you drew at the ends of the wings previously.
Once this tail is added, you can also add some details of your own! One fun idea would be to draw a background for this adorable bird.
It could be in a cage with some bird toys, or maybe it could be flying around a pretty garden!
These are just a few ideas, but what else can you think of to add to this cute drawing? Maybe you could also take what you have learned and design a friend for it!
Step 6 – Finish off your cartoon bird drawing with some color
In this final step of your cartoon bird drawing, you will be finishing off with some color. In our reference image, we provided you with an example of one set of colors that you could go for.
We used a contrasting set of blues and yellows to create a bright and cheery look for the bird.
You could use these pretty colors for this little bird, but you should also feel free to use any other colors that you may prefer!
This is a great opportunity to work in all of your favorite colors to bring this cartoon bird to life.
When you know which colors your will use, be sure to also have fun experimenting with your favorite art tools and mediums.
You could go for some painterly mediums like acrylics and watercolors or maybe go for colored markers and pencils. Which colors and mediums do you feel would best suit this image?
Your Cartoon Bird Drawing is Complete!
You did an incredible job on this guide on how to draw a cartoon bird!
Designing your own character can be a lot of fun, so in this guide we aimed to give you all the tools you needed to create this adorable character. As long as you follow all of the steps then you will have it done in no time!
When you have finished all of the steps in this guide, you can keep the fun going by adding your own elements and touches.
We spoke of a few ideas that you could go for such as drawing a background or changing up some details to create a unique character. These are just a few ideas, so what else can you think of to finish it off?
When you’re ready for a new drawing challenge, you can find plenty more to enjoy on our website. We have an ever-growing list of drawing guides, so keep checking in to make sure you never miss out!
Please also feel free to share your finished cartoon bird drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages, as we would love to see the finished product!