Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Budgie (Cartoon)" 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 small circle for the budgie's eye. Sketch lightly at first, and when you get the shape right, darken the line.
Step 2: Inside the eye, near the top, draw a tiny circle to represent glare. Add a bigger circle in the middle and shade it in for the budgie's pupil. As you shade in the pupil, be careful to not overlap the tiny glare circle.
Step 3: To the left of the eye, lightly sketch a small oval for the beak. As you sketch the oval, make the bottom part pointy. When you get the shape of the beak right, darken the line. Add an extra small, curved line on the right for the lower part of the parakeet's beak.
Step 4: At the top of the bird's beak, draw a short line and a dot for the nose.
Step 5: Draw the budgie's head by first making a small mark high above the eye. Now draw a curved line from the beak to the small mark for the front part of the head. Add another curved line that slopes to the right of the small mark for the back of the bird's head.