1 First I establish the overall pose by drawing a long, curved arc from the parrot’s beak to its tail with an HB pencil. On this center line, I place the beak and build the head, chest, wings, and tail with ovals and tapering lines.
2 Now that the basic form of the body exists, I place the feet and add a perch to “ground” the parrot. I also draw the eye and refine the outline of the beak, defining the upper and bottom parts.
3 Next I erase ...