15-Minute Sketch: Birds

October 04, 2018

Birds bring songs into our lives and swoops of color to our paintings. Let's draw some birds! (See video at the bottom of the page.)


If you’d like to learn more about painting the urban landscape, we recommend:

Learn to paint birds in watercolor and acrylic

Learn to paint a bird in watercolor with 

Susan Bourdet’sBold & Beautiful: Backyard Wildlife in Watercolor

 

Learn to create lifelike feathers in acrylic

with David N. Kitler’s Painting Nature's Textures in Acrylic

 

Learn to paint a mixed media heron

with Gina Rossi Armfield’s No Excuses Watercolor- Painting Animals

 

Learn to paint birds in watercolor - blue jay reference photo


Each image is copyright free. Follow the links to learn more about the photogaphers  (and see their other great work) and to get the larger image for painting.

Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5

15-Minute Sketch is an ongoing series to create easy ways for you to practice your daily drawing and sketching. Just 15-minutes a day will make a huge difference in your drawing and painting abilities.

Please note: The video below does not include audio. Five reference photos will be on screen each for 3 minutes each. Ready, set, sketch!

 


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