Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Blue Jay" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
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.
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.
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.
Step 4: Inside the small circle, draw two intersecting lines. These lines will help you place the blue jay's facial features later.
Step 5: Draw a triangle-like shape on the right side of the head as a guide for the blue jay's beak.