How to Draw a Belted Kingfisher Female 15

Step 15: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.

How to Draw a Belted Kingfisher Female

Final Step: Add some shading to your kingfisher drawing for more detail. Use a dark value for the beak. Use a light value at the base for the white part of the beak. Use a dark value for the head. Leave the spot next to the eye blank. Use strokes that radiate outward from the beak as you shade. Leave the bottom of the bird's head blank but add a few spots using a dark value. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.

Draw a squiggly line across the kingfisher's chest and then shade the chest and the folded wing using a dark value. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Add some spots on the chest. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for an accurate depiction of a kingfisher. Use a medium value for the feet. Use a dark value for the tail but leave some areas blank for spots.

Use a light value for the rock and to create some shadows on the lower part of the bird's body. For a female kingfisher like this one, draw a band across the torso using a medium value. Leave this band out for a male kingfisher. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.

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