The robin may seem like quite an unassuming little bird, but it has still remained a popular species around the world!
It is also one of the most common birds in the United States, and has further popularity as the state bird of several US states.
It even serves as the theme of a popular superhero sidekick! It is also an understated yet pretty little bird, and this makes it common for people wanting to learn how to draw a robin.
When you know what to do, this can be a fun challenge!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a robin will show you how easy and fun it can be.
How to Draw A Robin – Let’s Get Started!
For this first step of our guide on how to draw a robin, we will be starting with the outline and face of the bird. It would be easiest to start with the outline for the body.
The left-hand side will be drawn with a long and curved line, and this will lead into the outline for the head.
We will add some detail to the face and head in a moment, but first we will add the right-hand side of the body. This will be drawn with some bumpier lines than the ones we used for the left-hand side.
Then, you will use a series of longer, curved lines for the branch that the robin is sitting on. Then, once you have these outlines drawn you can add some details to the head and face.
These will include some round shapes for the eyes, and then you can add some sharper detail for the beak.
Step 2 – Start adding some feather detail
In this second part of your robin drawing, we will start to add some subtle feather detail. For the head, we will be using some bumpy line detail extending from the eye and down the head.
Then you can use some curved lines to create the edges of the feathers for the wings. That’s all there is to it for this step and you’re ready to proceed!
Step 3 – Start drawing some details for the chest of the robin
Continuing on from the previous steps, we will start to add some detail to the chest of the robin in this next step.
First, extend another bumpy line down from the shoulder of the bird down and then across the lower chest of the bird.
Then, you will be drawing some sharp and jagged lines down to form a square shape beneath the details that you just drew.
Step 4 – Next, draw the legs and finish off the branch for the robin
The next part of your robin drawing will see you drawing the thin little legs of the robin as well as the branch that it is sitting on.
The legs will be very thin and straight, and each one will end in three little toes curling around the branch.
Speaking of that branch, we will also start to draw it in this part. Using the lines that you already started for it, you can add some more curved lines to finish off the branch.
Then, there will just be a few final details to add in the next step!
Step 5 – Now, you can finish off the tail and final details of your drawing
As we mentioned in the previous step, we have just a few more details to add in this part of our guide on how to draw a robin.
The main aspect of this part will be to add the tail feathers. These will be drawn with two curved lines that have a separating line in the center of the tail.
Then, you can finish off the final details before moving on. First, you can draw some small lines across the legs to give them some texture detail.
Then, you can use some curved lines on the wings to give them even more feather detail.
That will do it for the details in this guide, but before you move on you can also add some details and elements of your own!
It could be fun to draw a background for this picture to show the kind of environment that this robin is sitting in.
What extra details and elements can you think of to finish off this drawing before the final step?
Step 6 – Finish off your robin drawing with some color
Now that you have finished your robin drawing, you are ready to start adding some amazing colors to it in this final step!
In our reference image, we showed you the typical colors for a robin, so you can follow it if you would like to keep the colors more realistic.
Even if you keep the colors more realistic, there are lots of ways that you can put your own spin on the colors!
If you drew a background with extra elements, then you can use that to add your favorite colors to this image. Even if you didn’t draw a background, you could work in some fun colors that way.
Experimenting with your colors and art mediums can be lots of fun, so be sure to get creative with it and see what happens!
3 More tips to make your robin drawing easy!
Make your robin sketch even easier as we show you 3 tips to help you.
This drawing of a robin captures so many subtle details to bring this cute bird to life in your artwork. As you get the hang of this drawing, these details can make it easy to get lost.
For that matter, there would be nothing wrong with simplifying the drawing to make it easier. This would depend on the aspects of this drawing that are proving the most difficult for you.
For example, the feather details or proportions may be tough for you. If so, simplify these or remove these details so that they are easier to portray.
You could always add in some of these removed details when you make some more attempts!
Another way you could make this robin drawing a bit easier would be by drawing it in a different art style entirely. Once again, this change would depend on you and your preferences.
For example, you may like drawing in a cartoon style. If that is the case, then you could adapt this design of this robin to fit that style that you prefer.
This could be something you could do not only if this drawing is too difficult but also if you want to create some variations on this famous bird.
Finally, you could also use some additional references to help you as you work on this robin sketch. Looking at a real robin would be perfect for this, but they tend to not sit around long enough to pose!
Instead, you could look up some photos of real robins online to help you as you work through this guide.
Using these photos and our reference images, you could then break it down into basic shapes.
Draw these shapes with your pencil, and then you could add some additional layers of finer details to help you as you add more of the realistic touches we included in our example.
Using these additional pictures and methods should make this drawing so much easier!
Your Robin Drawing is Complete!
We hope that you had lots of fun working on this guide on how to draw a robin! Even though this drawing had some intricate little details, we designed it to try and make it both easy and fun for you to do.
As long as you follow these steps and take it slow, we know you will create an amazing robin drawing!
Once you have mastered this guide, you can take it even further with your own touches!
We mentioned a few ideas such as drawing a background, but you can also put your own spin on it by using your favorite colors and art mediums. These are just a few ideas, so what else can you think of for this image?
This guide is just one of many that we have on our website for you to enjoy! When you’re ready for more, we have plenty more guides for you, and we upload new ones frequently as well.
We would also love to see your amazing robin drawing once it’s done, so please do share it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages once it’s done!