Practice drawing birds with these 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.
The pheasant family is large, with over 30 species in all. Pheasants are found on every continent except Antarctica. This drawing of a pheasant looks amazing. Consider using different types of paper when drawing your bird.
2. Tree Sparrow
Tree sparrows are small birds with reddish-brown upperparts and gray underparts. Here’s a wonderful drawing of a tree sparrow. The artist did a great job drawing the texture of the feathers.
3. Finch 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.
4. Barn Swallow
I love drawing small birds like this barn swallow. This bird drawing is so detailed and well done. These adaptable little birds have even been known to build their nests inside man-made structures, like barns and bridges.
5. Snowy Owl
The snowy owl is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia. What I love about this snowy owl drawing is that it makes a great bird reference for beginners.
6. Owl Sketches
Did you know that owls are nocturnal birds? This means that they are most active at night. If you want to get better at drawing owls, practice makes perfect, which is why it’s a good idea to do a few quick sketches daily.
7. Three Little Birdies
Here’s another trio of birds that you can use for reference. These three little birdies would look great on a handmade greeting card.
8. Brown Flycatcher
The artist of this brown flycatcher will actually be painting this bird using watercolor. Consider doing the same for your own drawing.
9. Work in Progress
This work in progress is absolutely stunning. Advanced artists will be inspired by this art piece. Color always adds a special touch to any drawing.
10. Sparrow on Branch
Drawing wildlife is such a relaxing and rewarding experience. Further improve your skills by making your bird stand on a branch.
Who doesn’t love a pair of lovebirds? They are known for being very affectionate birds, and they often pair up with one specific partner. A lovebird drawing would make a great wedding gift.
12. Bird In Motion Sketches
This drawing study showcases the back of a bird. As you can see, it shows the bird in different flying positions. This study is a great way to practice drawing birds.
13. Hummingbird Doodle
The hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. It is also one of the fastest, and can fly up to 60 miles per hour. If you’re looking for a quick drawing idea, consider doing a simple hummingbird doodle.
14. Easy Bird Drawing
Even if you’ve never drawn a bird before, it’s easy to get started with the right reference. Here’s a drawing that beginners can use as a reference. To switch things up a bit, consider adding color.
15. Bird Standing on Moon
I like how this bird is standing on a moon with flowers. This drawing of a bird standing on the moon is both whimsical and charming. I would definitely add some color to a cute drawing like this.
16. Forest Painting
I just love the style of this artist. I recommend checking them out to see more creative works of art. If you enjoy drawing illustrations, let this piece inspire you.
17. Realistic Bird Drawing
I’m always amazed at artists that can make their drawings look so realistic. This beautiful bird was drawn by a talented tattoo artist.
18. Two Hummingbirds
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.
19. Puffin Sketch
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.
Drawing birds can be a fun and rewarding experience, no matter your skill level. With these bird drawing ideas, you can explore different techniques until you find the one that works best for you.
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