Step 15: Draw a couple of long lines along the bottom of the feet as a perch for the lorikeet to stand on. Don't overlap the bird's feet as you draw the perch. You can make the perch longer if you'd like.
Step 16: Draw a series of long, curved lines within the shape of the rainbow lorikeet's tail for the feathers located there. Darken the sides of the initial guide and don't overlap the shape of the perch.
Step 17: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.
Final Step: As their name implies, rainbow lorikeets are colorful, so color your drawing! Add the base color lightly at first. Use blue for the head and lower half of the body. Use yellow-green for a small section on the neck. Color the bird's wing and the tail green. Color the right edge of the chest yellow. Use orange for the rest of the chest, beak, eyes and a bit on the legs. Use gray for the feet. Gradually start to add darker versions of the base colors.
Use dark blue for the bird's head and bottom half of the body. Push a little harder on the pencil to blend the colors. Use dark green on the edges of the lorikeet's wing and tail feathers. Use dark red for the feathers on the chest and a bit for the beak. Use dark red for the eye too. Add orange and yellow on the top area of the beak to make it shiny. Add darker versions of all of the other the base colors. Use dark red for the chest and dark green for this Australian parrot's wing and tail. Coloring like this can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks.
Use dark blue and a bit of purple to create feathers and shadows on the head and lower body. For an easier rainbow lorikeet drawing, you can skip the extra details and just add a solid color for each section. Add yellow-orange and yellow to the chest and slowly blend all the colors together. Use blue and purple for shadows on the chest. This helps emphasize the feathery texture. Use dark green on the edges of the bird's feathers on the wing and tail. Add some dark green on the entire shape of the wing and tail for shadows. Use a bit of dark blue and purple to emphasize the shadows on the lorikeet's wing and tail even more.
Add shadows to the feet and toes using gray. This gives the shapes more volume and dimension. Use gray, light brown, brown and dark brown for the perch. You can color yours differently if you'd like. Use gray, light brown, brown and dark brown for the perch. You can color yours differently if you'd like. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw and color for a more accurate depiction of rainbow lorikeet. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.
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