Learn how to draw a blackbird

The Blackbird

We want to draw a blackbird. Because right now, between winter and spring, we often encounter it. With its black plumage and orange beak, it stands out particularly well from the landscape. It often perches in the branches and sings one of its beautiful songs, which make you forget every winter depression. It feels like spring! Find out here how you can bring a little bit of this spring joy onto your sheet of paper. And don’t forget: feeding birds is meaningful all year round, your garden birds will thank you very much. By the way, here we are drawing a male blackbird – the females are rather brown and less conspicuous.

Learning to draw a blackbird – Stroke by stroke

As always, remember to look at this drawing guide step by step before you start drawing. How much space will you need on your picture approximately? Get your pencil and eraser ready and let’s get started!

We start with a slightly oval circle. It can be a bit rounder or more oval, it doesn’t matter. In the second step, wings, upper head, and legs are added. Make sure to draw the lines for the legs not straight down, but slightly diagonally to the left. Then, the head, beak, and body shape are refined further, tail feathers, eyes, and feet are added. Characteristic for blackbirds is the yellow frame around their dark eyes, so make sure not to leave that out. On the wings, you can indicate the primary feathers with a few extra lines. And for some additional details, it’s nice to have small claws on the tips of the feet, as the blackbird needs them to grip.

Once your drawing is finished, you can trace all the “important” lines with a black felt-tip pen or fineliner. Some lines were guidelines, we don’t need them anymore now.

When coloring, make sure not to paint the entire body completely black, as beautiful details will be lost. It’s nice to paint the edges of the body and feathers with a lighter shade, e.g. blue or gray. The rest can be deep black! Now add an orange beak and a yellow eye ring, and you’re done. Everyone will recognize your drawing as a blackbird!

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