How to Draw Cartoon Birds

Animals being such a broad subject - this 'cartoon birds' section is for all the bird lovers out there...

Those that love to draw too of course!

Actually, there was a lesson that I created closer to the time when the site was just getting started.

It shows how you can use the same basic structure to draw an assortment of different birds - all shapes and sizes.

It's quite simple - just gotta add some creativity.

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More on this...

It's refreshing to know - that unlike other animals, ones more complex in structure, like mammals, for example...

Cartoon Birds

These feathered creatures, are easier to draw - given that they all *pretty much* take on the same basic shape.

A circle for the head.

An oval - perhaps, for the body.

Triangles for wings, and the beak.

Really, to make each bird different - it's all about focusing on what each one looks like in real life, and then tweaking the lines that you map on and around this simple arrangement of shapes...

To come up with the specific bird, you're trying to draw.

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And so...

From eagles to toucans to penguins to flamingos...

Click on one of the pictures or links below, and begin drawing!


Beginner   |    Intermediate   |    Advanced


Beginner

Intermediate

  • Cartoon Quetzal

    So here's how to draw one of the most beautiful *yet hard to ever see!* birds in the world... the elusive quetzal.

  • How to Draw a Cartoon Flamingo

    Learn how to draw a cartoon flamingo. Note the exaggeration on the head. It's bigger! Makes for an interesting cartoon.

  • How to Draw a Cartoon Ostrich

    Here, draw a unique-looking cartoon ostrich. See if you can section off specific areas to help with color and feathers.

  • How to Draw a Cartoon Peacock

    In this lesson, it's all about peacocks. Simplify one of your own into a cool cartoon bird drawing.

  • How to Draw a Cartoon Vulture

    Here's how to draw a cartoon vulture. Like no other - strive to make yours unique! Let go and make it happen.

  • How to Draw a Cartoon Hummingbird

    Here's how to draw a cartoon vulture. Like no other - strive to make yours unique! Let go and make it happen.

  • How to Draw a Turkey

    Here's a very unique and funny-looking cartoon turkey to draw. Ever seen one like this before?

  • Cartoon Parrot

    Learn how to draw a Macaw cartoon parrot - red, blue and yellow - just as they are known to be!

  • Cartoon Crow

    Learn how to draw a cartoon crow, one of the smartest birds on the entire planet! Click here to get started.

  • Cartoon Turkey

    Using a guideline of three circles, drawing a cartoon turkey just like this one is easy to do.

  • Cartoon Eagle

    Here, learn how to draw a soaring, stealth-like cartoon eagle. It should help you draw other raptors too!

  • Cartoon Birds

    Take your cartoon birds a step further by learning how the same 'bird framework' can yield many different birds!

  • Cartoon Penguins

    It's the march of the cartoon penguins! Check out this lesson to learn how to draw a penguin of your own.