In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw the a Robin (American Robin) 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 this American Robin 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 top part of the robin's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. 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: On the top, right side, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the robin's head. This circle should be about one-fourth the size of the first one. Don't draw it too far away or the bird's neck will be too long.
Step 3: On the right side of the head, draw a triangular shape similar to a greater-than sign as a guide for the robin's beak.
Step 4: Draw two curved lines that connect the bird's head to the body to create the guide for the neck. The top part of the robin's neck should be narrow and the bottom part wide.
Step 5: Add the guide for the lower half of the robin's body by first making a small mark on the lower, left side of the first circle. Now connect the mark to the circle using curved lines to form a big arc.