How to Draw a Crow

How to Draw a Crow, Step by Step

The Crows, pigeons, and Sparrows commonly exit next to a man, especially in big cities. These birds easily adapt to the fast-paced environment of the city with numerous high rises, crowded streets and big traffic. There are different varieties of crows such as a hoodie, black crow, jackdaw, and they are a bit different from Pigeons and sparrows. It is important to note that crow is not the same bird as raven, which is bigger in size and has much more powerful beak. In this lesson, I'd like us to draw a black crow that is more or less common.

Step 1

How to Draw a Crow, step 1

It's preferable that you let your crow take up the entire sheet of paper. We'll visually divide the figure of a crow body into three parts. First, draw the main oval for the body, and to the left of it add a small circle for the head followed by the third circle for the tail.

Step 2

How to Draw a Crow, step 2

As soon as you draw the beak it becomes easier to outline the crow's body. Try not to rush as you gradually draw the crow, outlining its chest, neck, and wings. Also, you need to sketch the bird's feet.

Step 3

How to Draw a Crow, step 3

Regarding sketching the crow's feet, go back to the original contours that you drew earlier and draw the left foot with three fingers and the right one with two. If your crow happens to be sitting on a Tree branch, you can right away outline it right away. Now refer to this figure to help you draw the crow's tail. Outline the wing and go to the next step.

Step 4

How to Draw a Crow, step 4

Erase extra pencil lines from the entire picture and draw the bird's eye. Now you only need to define the shape of its wing and then proceed to do a more detailed work such as sketching the plumage.

Step 5

How to Draw a Crow, step 5

But before you begin to draw the bird's plumage, let's focus on the small elements of the crow's head. You need to draw a beak, add a little glare to the eye, and draw an additional line slightly below the eye line. Add claws to the crow's feet. You only need to create appearance of feathers now. You can learn how to do that by looking at my picture.

Step 6

How to Draw a Crow, step 6

Since we chose to draw a black crow, creating shadows will go smoothly if you use soft #2 pencil. The bright objects are much easier to shade in using #2 pencil than a black one, so try to create contrasting sections. Otherwise, your crow drawing will lose volume. Be sure to draw a crow sitting on a branch of a tree that grows near a House.

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