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Drawing Birds part 3



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One word: WHEW!! :faint:
Finally, the third and last part of my Drawing Birds tutorial. It is absolutely essential to start with part 1, which deals with the actual drawing part, as parts 2 and 3 provide a guide of things to know about roughly 100 species.
Part 1:
Part 2:

This tutorial (all 3 parts) in book form: [link]
Full tutorial list: [link]

Things that should go without saying but I'll say anyway:
The birds are not to scale relatively to each other. I would have loved to make a diagram of bird sizes relatively to a human being, but I will have to leave it as a bonus for the tutorial book – along with a few interesting species I had to cut out for space.
Obviously, not all species are represented. My semi-arbitrary selection includes:
- Birds that are likely to come up in illustration;
- Birds that are unique or unusual and may provide inspiration for fantasy;
- Birds I like too much not to include.

NO part of this tutorial may be reproduced, so don't even ask!! if you find it helpful and want to share it, simply link to it.
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CinnakinCat's avatar
I'm trying to draw Ho-Oh. Wikipedia says it's based off a bird in chinese mythology that has the wings of a swallow, body of a mandarin duck, head of a golden pheasant, tail of a peacock (probably male), legs of a crane, and mouth of a parrot. I've got the body, head, and beak right, but I'm having trouble with everything else. Help?