How to Draw a Cardinal

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STEP 1. Draw a circle for the head of this pretty bird, and then add the one vertical line for the beak. Next sketch out the shape of the body, and then the outline for the tail. Draw the one leg line and proceed to the next step.   STEP 2. You will now start sketching out the shape of the birds head, and be sure to add the thin looking feathery crown. Sketch out the perfect sized beak, and then draw the marking line for the top of the beak. Lastly, draw an eyeball, and sketch out the shape of the body like the wing, and neck.   STEP 3. Color in the eye, and then add the actual feather lines and shapes. When you are done, draw the chest, and begin sketching out the tail. Lastly, draw the thigh for the leg, and then draw the marking line that starts under the eye, and off to the left like a chain.   STEP 4. You will now finish drawing this cardinal by sketching out the feathery tail, and then draw the legs and bird feet. Next you have to draw a branch that this bird is standing on right? Once you are done, erase the lines and shapes you drew in step one.   STEP 5. You are all done drawing a cardinal. See how easy that was. Who would of thought that drawing birds could be so easy. Get your coloring tools and shade in this species a nice bright red color.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.