How To Draw a European Robin

Step 1

Start by drawing the eye of your Robin in pencil. Draw lightly at first so that you can erase easily if you want to change anything.

Step 2

Next add the beak.

Step 3

Now we can add the outline of the head and back.

Some interesting facts about the European Robin

When beginning your drawings of birds it can be good to know something about their habits. The European Robin can be found breeding in woodlands, parks, and around the edges of deciduous forests. It nests generally in areas with some dense vegetation and open areas in Northern Europe.

It quite likes a Spruce Forest with some deciduous elements, but it is also quite happy in mixed Forest. It is a migratory bird in northern Europe. The character of the European Robin is wary but by no means shy. In winter they come quite close to peoples homes in the hopes of scraps of food. They are famous for perching on the spades of gardeners taking a break. Its food consists of insects, worms, and snails and it nests in hollow stumps banks crevices, etc.

                                                 Appearance and song

It’s a small brownish bird often looks rather big-headed it is rather thin long legs at times it ruffles up its feathers so that it looks rounded and compact but more often looks rather Slim. Sometimes it’s seen with drooping wings, hopping rapidly on the ground, with its feet held closely together. On occasion motionless, it can be seen making sudden movements and then standing still again and so on. If you hear its call, it has a short hard tick of a voice when it’s nervous, particularly around roosting time and in the mornings.

Another characteristic sound is a note which develops into a long rapid series, something a bit like a watch being wound up. When it’s alarmed it emits extremely thin and sharp notes. When on nocturnal migrations a thin hoarse song often begins with a few high bright thin notes then the first drops in pitch and speeds up with fast runs of trembling and excited clear sweet notes.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about the European Robin, and that it will make drawing it more interesting for you!

Graphite pencil drawing

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When you have completed your easy to draw Robin there is a whole lot to learn that would serve you well in your advanced animal drawing. I recommend watching the video further down the page of me drawing a Yorkshire Terrier in graphite pencil. In the video, I am making use of a technique whereby I first draw the proportions of the animal utilizing basic circles. This gives a solid foundation for your animal drawing, and also you can use precisely the very same method in your Bird drawings.

When 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 placement and also the size of the legs and tail. With this guide in place, you can relax knowing that the overall volumes of the animal, in this specific instance, a dog, have been properly expressed. From here on it’s a lot easier to obtain an excellent likeness. Successful portrayal of the characteristics that we acknowledge in a drawing as being peculiar to a European Robin, to provide one example, entails depicting the proportions correctly.

Watch this video to get tips and learn techniques that you can apply, should you like to do a more advanced drawing of a European Robin.

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