19 Bird Drawing Ideas and References

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Practice drawing birds with these 19 bird drawing ideas. I’m sharing a variety of bird drawings for all skill levels.

So whether you’re a bigger or advanced artist, you’re going to find a reference to match your skill level.

If you see an art style that you like, make sure you check out the artist and like and comment on their work.

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PEASANT BIRD

This drawing of a pheasant looks amazing. Consider using different types of paper when drawing your bird.

Artist Credit: sarahebutler_illustrator

TREE SPARROW BIRD DRAWING IDEAS

Here’s a wonderful drawing of a tree sparrow. The artist did a great job drawing the texture of the feathers.

Artist Credit: artbyrun

BIRD TRIO

This trio of garden birds is actually available as an art print on Etsy. It features a colored pencil hand-drawn chaffinch, blue tit and bullfinch.

Artist Credit: alexhindleart

BARN SWALLOW

I love drawing small birds like this barn swallow. This bird drawing is so detailed and well done.

Artist Credit: gigi.weston

SNOWY OWL

What I love about this snowy owl drawing is that it makes a great bird reference for beginners.

Artist Credit: chatrasene

OWL SKETCHES

Practice makes perfect, which is why it’s a good idea to do a few quick sketches daily.

Artist Credit: noir_draw

THREE BIRDS ON BRANCH

Here’s another trio of birds that you can use for reference. These three little birdies would look great on a handmade greeting card.

Artist Credit: whatcathydrewnext

BROWN FLYCATCHER

The artist of this brown flycatcher will actually be painting this bird using watercolor. Consider doing the same for your own drawing.

Artist Credit: birdsuzume

BIRD IN PROGRESS

This work in progress is absolutely stunning. Color always adds a special touch to any drawing.

Artist Credit: myfineart.ie

SPARROW ON BRANCH

Drawing wildlife is such a relaxing and rewarding experience. Further improve your skills by making your bird stand on a branch.

Artist Credit: diebianca.bb_art

LOVEBIRDS DRAWING IDEA

Who doesn’t love a pair of lovebirds? A lovebird drawing would make a great wedding gift.

Artist Credit: uliaevabacon

BIRD FLYING SKETCHES

This drawing study showcases the back of a bird. As you can see, it shows the bird in different flying positions.

Artist Credit: kayoko9070

EASY HUMMINGBIRD DRAWING

If you’re looking for a quick drawing idea, consider doing a simple hummingbird doodle.

Artist Credit: monatree.art

EASY BIRD DRAWING

Here’s a drawing that beginners can use as a reference. To switch things up a bit, consider adding color.

Artist Credit: art_supplies_and_pain

BIRD ON MOON

I like how this bird is standing on a moon with flowers. I would definitely add some color to a cute drawing like this.

Artist Credit: arlandria_art

BIRD IN FOREST WITH MOUSE

I just love the style of this artist. I recommend checking them out to see more creative works of art.

Artist Credit: harena_artwork

REALISTIC BIRD DRAWING

I’m always amazed at artists that can make their drawing look so realistic. This bird was drawn by a talented tattoo artist.

Artist Credit: silentkw

CREATIVE HUMMINGBIRD DRAWING

You can see that the artist used their own creative vision to draw these two hummingbirds and it turned out beautiful. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box.

Artist Credit: sketch_girl

PUFFIN DRAWING

This puffin sketch is the result of the artist trying out different drawing styles. Make sure you check them out to see more animal drawings.

Artist Credit: nat_morgs_art

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