In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Rainbow Lorikeet 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.
To draw this Rainbow Lorikeet 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 near the top of the paper as a guide for the top part of the rainbow lorikeet's body. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a 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, left side, draw another circle using the four-marks method as a guide for the lorikeet's head. This circle should be about half the size of the first circle. The edges of the two circles should touch.
Step 3: Inside the head, draw two intersecting lines to help you place the rainbow lorikeet's facial features later.
Step 4: Draw two short, curved lines that connect the two circles to create the guide for the bird's neck. Add the guide for the lower part of the body by first making a small mark far down on the lower, right side. Connect the mark to the first circle using two long, curved lines to create a big arc for the lower half of the lorikeet's body.
Step 5: At the bottom of the arc, draw a line that slopes down to the left as a guide for the lorikeet's foot. Near the middle, draw a line that curves to the right for a toe. On the left add a similar line for the bird's other foot.