In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Roadrunner step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a Roadrunner step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 first part of the roadrunner's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a small lid, a coin or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Add a guide for the front part of the bird's body by first making a small mark to the left of the circle. Connect the circle to the mark using a couple of curved lines to form an arc. On the right side, draw a shorter, wider arc the same way as a guide for the back portion of the roadrunner's body.
Step 3: On the top, left side draw a small circle as a guide for the bird's head. Roadrunners have long necks, so leave a big gap between the head and the body.
Step 4: To the left of the head, draw a thin, long arc as a guide for the roadrunner's beak.
Step 5: Draw two curved lines that connect the head to the body to form the guide for the roadrunner's neck. The neck should be wide at the bottom and narrower at the top.