Step 6: Draw another sloping line on the right for the back part of the cardinal's head. This line shouldn't curve like the front part. Use quick, short strokes to draw it.
Step 7: Below the eye, make a small mark to start drawing the bird's folded wing. Make the mark longer and curve the line to create the top part of the wing. Continue making the line longer and curve it to the right for the bottom edge of the cardinal's folded wing.
Step 8: Add a sloping line on the right that creates the tip of the cardinal's wing. Add three short lines inside the wing to represent feathers.
Step 9: Draw a line that connects the head to the wing for the back part of the cardinal's body. Draw a long, curved line that goes from the beak to the wing to form the front/bottom part of the body. Use quick, short strokes to draw the line. It should be similar to a half-circle.
Step 10: Under the wing, draw two long, diagonal lines with a short line at the bottom for the cardinal's tail.