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Step 15: Use the small curved line near the middle of the body as a guide to draw the bird's feet. Draw the shape of the foot and toes around the guide. The ends of the toes should be pointy for the nails. Draw an extra curved line above the foot for the macaw's other foot's toes peeking from behind.


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Step 16: Darken the outer edges of the remaining guides to finish the shape of the body. Draw a long curved line on the left side of the body for the macaw's other folded wing peeking from behind.


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Step 17: Draw a vertical line under the wing for the lower part of the body. Add a diagonal line to the left made up of quick, short strokes. Now draw a few more vertical lines for the individual feathers on the lower part of the body. Use the initial diagonal line as a guide and draw the shape of the tail around it. Macaws' tails are a lot longer, but we'll make this one shorter so it fits in the page.


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Step 18 (optional): Draw a few lines under the feet for a branch so that the macaw has something to stand on. Draw an oval-like shape that's made up of jagged lines for the end of the branch.


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Step 19: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.


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Final Step: Blue and yellow macaws are colorful, so instead of the usual shading, color your drawing. Use black for the beak but leave a curved strip blank at the top to represent shine. Use black to add a series of curved lines under the eye for a few feathers. Add some green to the forehead.

Color the macaw's back, folded wings and tail light blue. Add the color lightly at first. Be careful not to add the blue to the underside of the bird's body or to the right of the face. Add some dark blue right on top and push hard on your pencil to blend both blues together. The blue on the bottom of the wings and tail should be darker to give the body more volume. Use a blend of yellow, light brown and yellow-orange for the underside of the body. Add the colors lightly at first, then push harder to blend them.

Add some dark green and black on the macaw's throat. Use some orange to create shadows on the body. Color the feet gray and add a bit of gray to the white face. Use gray, brown and yellow for the branch. Add some yellow to the eye. Remember to pause the video to draw at your own pace.

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