I’d like to say ‘just in time for Spring’ – but really… this cartoon robin idea just sort of came to me. It was either this or a toucan. We’ll save the toucan for next time!
In this lesson, see if you can use the steps presented to visualize and create a unique cartoonified version of this bird.
Sound good? Great!
First Step – A Simple Bird Framework
Two circles – similar to drawing the duck and swan from before – are all it takes to come up with a simple – easy to work with – structure from which to draw this animal. The grey swooping line that you see below, indicates the run of the neck to the tail feathers. Branching off of this, will also be the wing.
Nice and simple…
In the last lesson, I mentioned how a ladybug framework could also be used to create many other bugs. Well, the same is true here. Blue Jay! Cardinal! Finch! Toucan!?… actually – a toucan might require a little more thought! 🙂 But you get the picture.
And now – the drawing begins!
Second Step – Go Ahead and Draw Your Bird
Carefully place the lines that will soon come together to form your new cartoon drawing. I say ‘carefully’ as truly – the most subtle placement of each line will define a distinct look. Everything from the location of the eye with respect to the head circle, to the size of the wings and tail feathers… take your time and have fun!
And we’re off!…
Tiny little details really can make all the difference in a drawing. Notice the little spike at the top of the bird’s head. Also – note the shape of the eye – it’s an oval and NOT a circle.
When you’re all done – give your bird some color… BRIGHT ORANGE is a must! 🙂
You can draw a robin!!