How to Draw a Budgie
Start your Budgie off by drawing the outline of the head.Use light pencil strokes so it will be easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Add the eye.
Now draw in the beak.
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Ideas and Techniques in graphite pencil for drawing a Budgie
I advise watching the video below of me drawing a Rottweiler in graphite pencil. In the video, I am using a method where I initially draw the volumes of the animal making use of basic circles. This offers a solid foundation for your animal drawing, and also you can apply exactly the exact same technique in your Budgie drawing.
As soon as the circles are complete, you can join them up to develop the appropriate proportions of the body, neck and head of your animal. Then include lines to represent the position and the size of the legs and tail. With this guide in place, you can relax in the knowledge that the general proportions of the animal, in this drawing, a Rottweiler, are correct. From here on in it will be much easier to get a great likeness. Successful portrayal of the characteristics that we acknowledge in a drawing as being unique to a Budgie, to give one instance, involves capturing the proportions correctly.
GRAPHITE PENCIL HARDNESS
Graphite pencils are rated according to their relative hardness. The harder the pencil, the lighter the line it makes on the page. The softest pencil will make a very dark line, and having a wide variety of hardness will give depth and a more dramatic atmosphere to your Budgie drawing.
You may know that pencils are rated for hardness and softness making use of the HB scale. A regular collection of 5 pencils appropriate for animal drawing generally, would normally vary from 8B, the softest, to HB, the hardest. You can buy harder pencils than HB, but these are much more suited to a variety of technical drawing styles. When you attempt to make do with drawing with only a single HB pencil, you will discover yourself pushing down too hard in a useless effort to obtain a dark enough tone. Switching to a softer pencil is a better option, especially as a set of 5 pencils is not very costly. You can see the range of effects it can create in the diagram further down.
Watch this video to get tips and learn techniques that you can apply, should you like to do a more advanced drawing of a Budgie.
Ideas and Techniques in colored pencil for drawing a Bird
I’m a big advocate of colored pencils when it involves sketching in principal, as well as for adding some color to your drawing of any animal they are just the best. They are truly very easy to use, offering an outstanding level of control, and also you can tidy them away quickly after you have actually completed your drawing for that day.
You do not have to purchase the most pricey brand of colored pencils for your Budgie drawing, however you often get what you pay for, so don’t go for the cheapest ones either. You can discover hard, soft, watercolor (these are soluble in water allowing you to paint over them with a brush loaded with water to soften areas of your drawing) and also oil based.
Once you’ve picked your sort of pencil you can go nuts by indulging yourself acquiring a wide range of different hues of color. As an experienced artist one of the great joys of my life is getting more shades than I absolutely need, just due to the fact that they are so lovely.
INCORPORATING DIFFERENT TOOLS FOR A DISTINCT RESULT WITH YOUR BIRD DRAWINGS
You can integrate colored pencil with various other methods such as watercolor or pastel. You might, for example, rough in the general forms and also tones in either watercolor or pastel, and then finish off your drawing by drawing in the more finely detailed bits with your colored pencils.
As always you should experiment with many different strategies to discover your own special style. Just by trying out all the different possibilities will you uncover what works best for you personally.
Ideas and Techniques in Watercolor for drawing a Bird
You can select from 3 various types of watercolor paper. First of these is smooth, additionally called “hot pressed” as it is flattened really smooth shortly after it comes off the rollers when it is still hot. It’s great for realistically painted work.
A terrific well-rounded paper, with a medium appearance, is called “Not”, merely because it’s just the same as “hot pressed”, pressed to make it smoother, however “Not” when it’s still hot, but instead after it’s cooled a bit. Next there is “Rough”, which is left alone and unpressed. Surprisingly you can still do a very detailed drawing of your Budgie on “Rough” watercolor paper if you make use of a unique method called “lifting off”.
Under no circumstances do you need to get “Artist’s top quality” paint, to start with. It was 4 or five years after beginning my professional occupation as an artist when I switched over from student quality watercolor to Artist’s quality. I would, however, strongly suggest that you get well manufactured “student quality” watercolor paint when you draw your Budgie using Watercolor.
Click on the painting above to find out how I created these colorful Budgie images.
I used watercolor paints and masking fluid, both available from DICK BLICK art supplies.