How to Draw a Blue Jay Bird Color Side View

In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Blue Jay step-by-step.

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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.


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To draw this Blue Jay step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.

Below you can watch a NEW step-by-step video tutorial with NARRATED steps:

The following is a video tutorial where the steps are WRITTEN out within the video:

For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.

Draw Blue Jay 1

Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the top part of the blue jay's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the top right for the head and on the lower left for the tail.

Draw Blue Jay 2

Step 2: Draw another circle on the top right side of the body as a guide for the blue jay's head. This circle should be about a third the size of the first one. The edges of the two circles should touch.

Draw Blue Jay 3

Step 3: Add a few more lines to complete the guide for the blue jay's body. A couple of lines at the top form the neck. An arc on the lower left side forms the second half of the blue jay's body.

Draw Blue Jay 4

Step 4: Inside the small circle, draw two intersecting lines. These lines will help you place the blue jay's facial features later.

Draw Blue Jay 5

Step 5: Draw a triangle-like shape on the right side of the head as a guide for the blue jay's beak.

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