How To Draw A Cardinal Drawing

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How To Draw A Cardinal Drawing

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Step: 1 Draw a head of cardinal bird

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Begin by drawing a circle. This will outline the bird’s head.

Step: 2 Drawing oval shape

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Beneath the head, draw an oval, tilted to the side. This forms the bird’s body.

Step: 3 Drawing feather of cardinal bird

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Draw a short, curved line to connect the body and head. On the opposite side, draw a long, curved line that almost reaches the bottom of the oval.

Forming a point, double the line back to cross over into the oval. This forms the bird’s wing.

Step: 4 Draw tail of cardinal

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Extend another long, curved line downward from the bottom of the oval. Allow it to double back on itself in the shape of the letter “J.”

Draw another long, curved line downward from the wing, and connect it to the bottom of the “J.” This forms the bird’s tail.

Step: 5 Drawing Legs of cardinal

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Erase guidelines as needed.Draw a “U” shaped line at the base of the tail to form the bird’s upper leg.

Extend two parallel curved lines to form the lower leg. Then, use a series of short, connected, curved lines to enclose the toes of the foot.

For the opposite foot, draw two small, curved triangles extending from the bird’s stomach.

Step: 6 Drawing eyes of cardinal bird

How To Draw A Cardinal

Use a short, curved line to enclose the top of the bird’s far wing. Use several short lines that meet in jagged points to form the tuft of feathers on top of the head.

Use four curved lines to enclose the beak, an irregular diamond shape, and another line to indicate the split in the beak. Finally, draw overlapping curved lines on the wing to add the texture of feathers.​​

Draw a circle within a circle to form the eye, and shade between the two. Use curved lines to enclose the patch around the beak.

Draw a set of curved lines passing behind the bird’s feet, giving it a twig on which to perch.

Step: 7 Coloring the cardinal bird

How To Draw A Cardinal Drawing

Color your cardinal. The males of this species have bright red feathers and beaks, with a black patch around the beak.

How to draw cardinal step by step
How to draw cardinal step by step
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Conclusion

That’s it guys, we have finally completed the drawing of a cardinal bird, hope you like the cardinal drawing. If you have any doubts about the drawing, let me know in the comment section.

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My Name is Rajat Singh, Author of ILoveDrawings.com. Drawing is my hobby, I started painting at a very young age, especially drawing cartoon characters & superhero figures.

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