Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Phoenix" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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 phoenix's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room at the top and bottom for the wings and tail.
Step 2: Draw a smaller circle on the top left side as a guide for the phoenix's head.
Step 3: Draw a triangle-like angled line to the left of the small circle as a guide for the top part of the phoenix's beak.
Step 4: Draw another triangle-like angled line under the first one as a guide for the bottom part of the phoenix's beak.
Step 5: Add a couple more curved lines to finish the guide for the body. Use a short curved line at the top to form the neck and an arc at the bottom for the lower half of the phoenix's body.