Parrots are some of the most vibrant and entertaining pets you could hope to own! Many of them are beautifully colored, and a lot of these smart birds can also mimic human speech.
Their beauty has made them popular to depict in art, and learning how to draw a cartoon parrot is a great way to show off how much you love these quirky creatures!
That is what we are here to show you in this guide you have before you! By the end of it, you will know everything there is to know about creating a fun cartoon portrayal of this colorful fellow.
So get ready to use your creativity to take on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon parrot in just 6 fun and easy steps!
You’ll definitely want to see all 6 steps through to the end on this one.
How to Draw A Cartoon Parrot – Let’s Get Started!
You are ready to begin this guide, and to do that we will be drawing quite a few elements of the design! Let’s start with the beak of the parrot.
This will be drawn as a rounded shape that has a pointy tip at the end, and then there will be a pointy bottom portion beneath.
Next, we will draw some curved lines with pointy tips coming from the top of the head for the feathery top of the head.
Then, the wings will go beneath the head. This will also have a rounded shape to it that has some curved feathery portions at the end.
Add another feather portion to the end of this wing, and then we will be ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Now, draw the rest of the wing
Now, you’re ready to finish off the wing of this cartoon parrot drawing. It’s looking too short at the moment, so we will extend it now. You can do this by adding one more layer to the wing.
This one will be drawn using some curved lines that are similar to the other layers, but they will be much longer this time.
That’s all there is to it for now, so let’s proceed!
Step 3 – Next, draw the eye and chest
This drawing is looking really good already! We will add the eye and the chest for this pretty parrot in this step of the guide.
You can begin the eye by drawing an oval shape with a dot inside. Then, draw a larger oval shape around this and then an even larger one around that.
To finish off the face, add a nostril onto the beak! Then, we will use a curving line coming down from the base of the neck. It will curve inward, outwards and then in again.
The reference image will show you how this should look, and we will add more in the next steps.
Step 4 – Now, draw some more details and feathers
You’re almost ready for some final details and elements for this cartoon parrot drawing! First we have some final touches for the wing and tail.
For the wing, simply draw some small curved lines onto it for some texture. Then, we will be adding some long, curved shapes down from the base of the wings in order to finish off the stunning feathers.
Once these are done, it’s on to step 5 where we shall finish off those final details we mentioned!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your cartoon parrot drawing
You will get to have some coloring fun in the final step of this guide on how to draw a cartoon parrot, but first we have a few final details to add. Specifically, we need to add the legs of the bird.
These will have rounded, feathery portions with small details on them to add some texture.
Then, the leathery, thin legs will extend from these portions and have some sharp little claws at the ends of the toes.
Once these legs are drawn, you will be ready for the final step! Before that, you can also add some extra details of your own.
There are so many ways that you could go about finishing it off. We think that drawing a background would be a fun way to add to the image!
Some ideas would be to draw a birdcage or maybe a jungle setting. Those are a few ideas, but what else can you think of?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
Parrots are well known for being incredibly colorful in many cases! However, some like the African Grey take on a more muted approach, whereas the macaw is known for being beautifully colorful.
That means that you have many different options for how you could color this parrot!
In our reference image, we went with a lovely green color scheme to make it pop off the page. You could use this example for your own picture, but it’s up to you!
You could use any colors you can imagine when coloring this pretty parrot! You can also play around with various art tools and mediums to really bring your chosen colors to life.
What colors will you pick for this pretty parrot?
5 Tips To Make Your Cartoon Parrot Drawing Even Better!
These 5 tips for your cartoon parrot sketch will make this pretty bird look even better!
If you’ve ever seen parrots in real life, you will know they can have beautifully colored feathers. The bird in this drawing of a cartoon parrot has green feathers, but you could use any colors you like.
It doesn’t matter if they are unrealistic, you could include any colors you love on this pretty parrot. What are some colors you would like to use?
This picture shows a generic parrot, but you could also change it to look like other breeds you like. You could look up pictures of real parrots to help you as you change some details.
Some examples would be a colorful macaw or a vibrant cockatoo. What are some other parrot breeds you love that you could adapt this cartoon parrot into?
Parrots love to have toys to play with, and you could add some for this cartoon parrot drawing! These could include mirrors, bells and colorful ropes.
You could even simply add some objects such as food or water bowls. Adding these will not only make the parrot happier but will also allow for more colors and details.
Continuing on from the previous point, you could build more of a background setting around this cartoon parrot. You may have added some toys and objects, and now you could add even more.
This could be a cage that the cartoon parrot is sitting in, or it could be sitting on a perch in a house or yard setting. Where do you think this cartoon parrot could be hanging out?
Parrots are known for their ability to mimic speech, and that could be an interesting detail to add to your cartoon parrot sketch.
To do this, you could begin by drawing a speech bubble near the parrot’s head. Then, simply write a phrase or some words inside the speech bubble.
What you put in the bubble is up to you! What do you think this cartoon parrot could be saying?
Your Cartoon Parrot Drawing is Complete!
You have finished all of the 6 steps we laid out for you in this guide on how to draw a cartoon parrot!
Drawing cartoon animals can often be harder than it looks, as there are many smaller details to get right.
We know that if you follow all of the steps we laid out that you will be creating a fun cartoon parrot with ease in no time!
Then, you can take it even further by adding your own extra details or background elements to take it even further.
There are so many creative ways to do this, so we look forward to seeing what you do!
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