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Drawing: How to Draw 1 by William Powell

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Crane

Cranes are graceful birds with a long beak, long legs, and a broad wingspan. The crane’s elegant lines make it a good subject for either brush and ink or a simple pencil rendering.

Whichever medium you choose, the first step in your drawing is to sketch an oval for the bird’s body with an HB pencil. In step B, block in the outline of the wings, and establish the general placement of the legs and head. Develop the outline further and block in some of the wing feathers.

Don’t be afraid to try brush and ink, it takes a little practice to master, but you can do it!

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The drawing is built around a basic oval shape.

At this stage, you can either ...

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