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Drawing: How to Draw 1 by William Powell

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Parrot

This bold parrot is rendered in a very different, high-contrast style, which corresponds to the bird’s loud plumage and brazen personality. Its large, hooked beak is a prominent feature, and it will be a focal point in your drawing.

Start with a circle in step A, and then draw perpendicular guidelines to divide it into quarters. This will help you place the eye and beak correctly.

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In step B, extend the line of the circle to the right for the angle of the neck and the back of the head; add curves for the wing and the chest in step C. Block in the lines of the beak and the mass of the top plumage before you begin shading. Use a soft pencil, ...

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