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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Swallow" video after each step to draw at your own pace
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 front part of the swallow's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room at the top and bottom for the wings.
Step 2: Draw an arc on the right side of the circle to finish up the guide for the swallow's body. The end result should be a shape similar to an egg.
Step 3: Draw another circle on the left as a guide for the bird's head. The circle should be about one-third the size of the first one. The edges of the circles should touch.
Step 4: Inside the circle, draw two intersecting lines. These lines will help you place the swallow's features later.
Step 5: Draw a small triangle-like shape on the left side of the swallow's head as a guide for the beak.