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Drawing Birds part 1 by Majnouna Drawing Birds part 1 by Majnouna
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This tutorial (all 3 parts) in book form: [link]
Full tutorial list: [link]

I make references at times to human anatomy, so if you're not familiar with it drop by my earlier tutorial Big Guide to Drawing the Body [link] (it can't hurt to look at Basic Animal Anatomy [link] as well).

I'll repeat here some advice I gave with the previous tutorials:
Use the above guide as a supplement to gesture drawing. Reading and memorizing all this won't help you as much as sketching from life; this guide simply provides the understanding that will make your sketching a learning experience rather than a random process. So, carry a sketchbook around and gesture-draw birds in the park, or from TV.

Also, though in these 2 parts I tried to give all the basic info one needed, personal research is invaluable. If you want to really draw a specific bird, you need to look for pictures of it, movies as well if possible, soak them up, sketch from them, until the way the bird stands and moves become instinctive to you.

NO part of this tutorial may be reproduced, so don't even ask!! if you find it helpful and want to share it, simply link to it.
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Suggester's words: Drawing Birds part 1 by `Cedarseed has 3 parts to it and each part is really informative and definitely helps people to grasp bird anatomy and structure :) there's a lot of information and it covers many different body types of birds :) ( Suggested by TheParasiticBandaid and Featured by FantasyStock )
ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are extremely useful references!  Thanks so much for making them! :D
CeruleanFox333 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for making this! I've been looking everywhere for a good tutorial on how to correctly draw birds. Natsuki Shinomiya (Super hug) [V1]  All of your tutorials are amazing btw!:love:  
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's great to hear!
Floryone-XDD Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much.. Your explanation are really easy to understand ^^
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool :)
Floryone-XDD Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its really2 helped me to understand wings :XD: :huggle:
RapidFirePhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014

Thank you for this freaking awesome post!

Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
sae85 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Thank you!!! :heart:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
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