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Draw Cute Birds from Basic Shapes

teacher avatar Bonnita Moaby, Fine art and Illustration

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7 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Draw Cute birds from simple shapes

      3:30
    • 2. Folksy Birds Part 1 Tools

      2:08
    • 3. Folksy Birds Part 2 Basic shapes

      5:22
    • 4. Folksy Birds Part 3 creating birds

      8:43
    • 5. Folksy Birds Part 4 decorative elements

      3:36
    • 6. Folksy Birds Part 5 decorate the birds

      14:49
    • 7. Folksy Birds Part 6 Bonus Class

      19:17
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Using simple shapes you can take the headache away from trying to figure out how to draw these simple, cute and quirky birds. They are fun and easy to draw and great for when you are just in the mood to doodle.

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Bonnita Moaby

Fine art and Illustration

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Bonnita Moaby – Bonnita Doodles

Even from a young age Bonnita remembers spending hours colouring in or drawing. This carried on into her school years and beyond. Going on to do Graphic Design at a BA level she achieved her degree and set up her own business which ran for over 9 years, winning the prestigious award from Theo Paphitis of Dragons Den for #SBS (Small Business Sunday).

Stepping into the world of portraits and realism work in coloured pencil the demand for her work became so great that she decided to focus on her traditional art so made the hard decision to close the doors on her graphic design business.

In her time since starting up her art venture Bonnita has published 2 colouring books and licensed her work out. She went on to win ... See full profile

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1. Draw Cute birds from simple shapes: hi and welcome to my class. Create birds from simple shapes. This is a beginner class, which means anyone and join in. My name is Benita and I have a background in graphic design at the moment. The Lion, primarily a realism artist, although I do love the devil in medians. So my art style can vary quite greatly at moment from paintings, realistic drawings, watercolors on even illustrations. I do enjoy the fun loose style of water color, as well as the quirkiness that you can get from doing various restrictive styles. In this class. I will teach you how to take basic everyday shapes and turn them into fun and quirky, folksy style birds. You'll have access to a pre filled shape sheet andan empty practice sheet for you to be able to collect and create. Make your own little shape library. I will show you how you can take some of the shapes and put them together in order to create a form on That way, you are able to then create a simple cute bird, which you can then elaborate with. Details. Flourishes from the decorative portion of shape sheets way I took you through each stage of putting the shapes together, how to join them on how to look at it from various different ways on different styles of birds that you can create from the various shapes on the sheet. Because these birds are so simple and so cute, you have the ability to draw them wherever on whatever you feel like, which means that you can do them in any medium that you are happy with so you can do it from simple coloring in using your alcohol markers or your standard coloring pens pencils. You can even color them with watercolor, a critic quash even oils It really, really depends on the type of medium that you are happy to work with. That way, By the end of the class, you will be confident in creating a variety of birds and shapes and decorate them in your own unique way. You will be able to practice thes daily as a short warm up exercise, or just for fun and doodles as a thank you for joining me as well. I have added a bonus class, which I show you how to create an entire sea for your little family of birds to nestle in and have a cute little So grab Henson paper. Get yourself comfortable and let's get drawing 2. Folksy Birds Part 1 Tools: the tools that you're going to need for this tutorial are pretty simple. So just grab your favorite paper you like to work on for today's tutorial. I'm gonna be using the spectrum nor alcohol market paper because I like the thickness of the paper. And if I decide I want to call it the birds and with alcohol pens, I don't know that it will take the color lay down. So that's why I'm using. But you grab your favorite. You are then gonna want a pencil. It doesn't matter whether it's a mechanical pencil or just a standard pencil. I wouldn't suggest going too dark, I would say. Actually, the darkest really would probably be a hate be purely because when we come to erasing the lines afterwards, you want to be able to get a clean a race. So if you go to dark, you're going to struggle to erase all of your pencil. You also are going to want a lining pen, so you can either use black colored pen entirely up to you or you've been. If you don't want a line that you can keep it with the pencil lines. That's absolutely fine as well, so just grab what you are going to finish it with. I like toe have mind lined. I think it adds to the cute folksiness off them. But as I say, that's entirely your choice. You are also going to need an eraser. You can either use an eraser, or you can use blue tack, whatever you have to hand whatever you're happy to use now, if you are getting used to drawing shapes, you know quite they're withdrawing circles and squares. That's absolutely fine. You can use guides entirely up to you. You can draw around. If you've got Sillitoe, for example, you can draw around the center of holes, or, if you're quite happy to free hand them, then that's absolutely fine as well. On the last thing you need to do is just to download the practice sheets and the preloaded shape sheet. So they are the basic tours that you are going to need for today's tutorial. 3. Folksy Birds Part 2 Basic shapes: Welcome back to Part two on this one. We're going to be going through your basic bird shapes, and these are the basic shapes that we can put together on. Do you can then create your final birds from those shapes. Now we are doing this from a very basic perspective. If you're used to doing this type of illustration, thank you for joining me on this tutorial. But if you are brand new, the reason we do these shapes is because it's easier to put shapes together to be able to make our final piece. For those of you that remember Tupper Shape where used to tap some wooden shapes into a phone board, they were just basic triangle circles, rectangles, squares, but used to be able to put them together to create a scene. And that is essentially what we're going to be doing today. Now I'm gonna be doing mine in pen, mainly because it's easier to see when we're going through on the camera. So I'm gonna show you very quickly our basic shapes. So for today, just for the sake of it we're going to do, I'm gonna use my circular template, so we're gonna do our circles, and then you could do. You're semi circle. Now these shapes again. You can already see a wing shape here, and you can see a body shape here. So it's looking at these individual shapes and putting them together. We are going to do a crescent moon, and again we have another shape. There's not very crescent moon, but for today, do you? We're then going to do being shape. What you could do is each one of these. You can. Then, if you wanted to look at it again and get an extra shape out of it. So if we take that half away, you then have a different shape that Hoffa way and again without being you have another half shape. That would be easier to see, and then another heart shaped each shape can be really broken down, so we then have are evil. And again, if you were to break that down the middle or even that way, you would have different shapes again. We then have are Simple teardrop, which is pointing at the bottom of mounded Point it at the top. Apologies on Grounded at the bottom. We then have a very basically shape, which is like an able, but we point at the top on the bottom, and then we have what I like to refer to as a bent leaf. We start with that if you start at the bottom, I find easier, we just curve upwards and then we make a wave when we come back down. Then when we do the underneath, we just repeat that. But we curve up and then we could dance. We come towards it. So if you imagine them with the line in your lines again through the sides, you have your leave shape. And again, if you would cut that portion at any point, you then get two extra shapes out of it. We then have an arch, and we can have a flat bottom. You could have a triangle bottom or you could he even have a curved button. You can even chopped that in half and again. If you were to flip that round to the other way, you then have another shape. So there's so many different shapes that you can get just from doing the one more course we have our traditional heart, which is seen very commonly in folk designs. And again, if you're just split that down here, then have another pattern. We then have a thin rectangle. And then, of course, we have a large rectangle and I can't forget. Oh, square, then standard triangle. If you would double this triangle and put another one next to it, you could have double triangle inside. Of course, if you were to split your square Andrew Rectangle, you'd have more shapes in there as well. We're going to stop there, and we're gonna move on to the deck to shapes afterwards because I want to show you the basics of getting these shapes down into your bird design. So in the next part, which is part three, we are going to go through putting your birds together. 4. Folksy Birds Part 3 creating birds: that is so welcome to part three on. What we're doing here is we're gonna be putting the birth together with those basic shapes that we drew on our worksheets. And we're gonna probably look of doing three birds today just to give you a real good idea about the shapes that you can put together to give you some really basic designs. So we're going to start off with cool. I think we're probably gonna add a semi circle as well. So I'm gonna go to the middle of that circle on drawer. Nice round, semi circle. On top on what we're aiming for here is the image that you probably saw at the front of the video. So we're gonna pop a triangle on the back. So that's the basic shape that he was made up from. They got the basic sketch down or the basic shapes down. You can start to sketch how you want your design to look, so it's best to do it in pencil fast. Seacon undo anything you don't like the look off. Just gonna curb in an essential rate, enjoying the shapes up together. So because you are much more natural. Look so I didn't know shapes. We've now managed to produce a nice, simple bird shape. So when I come over now with the 10 on, what it might do is just light in those pencil lines a little bit less happy about afterwards. Just roll a bit of blue tack, I find then you have a bit more control about how much you take off, or you can, of course, use you eraser you want to. And then we can just simply now follow our drawing. That we did would depend. So on finish, what is all you know? And he had a lovely long legs, so that's what we'll give him. So that is our first basic Burge eight. If you want to give them a bit off character, you can have a look of maybe changing the direction. So let's do some that face downwards, like they're picking at food on the floor. So let's go again with another semi circle. I think instead of triangle, we're gonna just three teardrop shapes, so we're going to do one a smaller one on another smaller one got three teardrop shapes over the back there. We're then gonna pop a circle just on the corner here. And then we're gonna pop, try and go just on the end. And you can already see that we've got another basic bird shaped happening that again you can just a rough sketched down. So we continue to draw over, and I'm gonna actually leave the Taylors is because I really like that tile. And then we just want to give him a smooth curve where his beak is. So we're gonna chop off some of this circle, and we're gonna come all the way down and meet that body like so And then because he's leaning down and he's looking for his food, we can put its legs slightly further down towards the front of his body. So we'll call online this one. I didn't light in the lines here, but feel free. So when we come to do this section here, I will only do the out line. I won't do anything that's on the inside. And then again, we come out and around. Um, I gotta meet party and get those legs. Um, and there we have another really, really cute bad shape. So we're gonna do one mawr on this one. We're gonna make a bit regal. I think we're going to make him tall and proud. And he's one of my favorite birds to drawn out Quite often. Draw them on the bottom of my compliments. Slips when I send orders out. So on this one, we're gonna do a rectangle very basic rectangle shape on. We're going to draw a teardrop, but we're gonna draw the teardrop the other way like site, and then we're going to draw another teardrop on the top. We're just gonna keep that as a basic shape. Now, within that shape, we can get a little bit more advanced. So we're gonna draw a circle just on the bottom here. I think we could probably had a circle in here. Yeah, I'm gonna go a little bit wider with this circle on the bottom. So the more you do this, the more fun you can have with it. And you can really be be quite elaborate. I'm gonna make tap it shorter. So when we don't come to finish our design, they have a very graceful somebody. Bring that a bit shorter. Very graceful. Tool presence. We bring him out slightly. We join up these two sections. Here we come around to that tale and then we join up with an arch. Then we head to the back of that circle, and then we joined up as well. Now he has very nice, long, slender legs because he's a very tall man. And there we have a basic shape. So I will roll over this one a little bit just to get rid of some of that strength in the graphite. So when we then come to do our line work, we can just simply create our basic shape for our bird. And then what? Those legs in like so you can always do a bent leg if you decide. So instead of having a straight leg, I'll show you in pencil. You could have come from here and then bent forward like that and then giving him a bit more dynamics. So it's entirely up to you, really. You could just have great fun with it and enjoy it. So let's get rid of all the lines so you can see the final results of all three shavings, and we then have all three off our bird shapes together to give you an idea of how simple. Just adding those shapes together can give you these final results. In Part four, we're gonna go through decorative shapes. We're gonna put this to one side and come back with our worksheet. 5. Folksy Birds Part 4 decorative elements: Okay, welcome back to part four, and now we're going to start concentrating on the basic decorative shapes. And these are the shapes that we will be using to decorate our birds on the bonus section. On the end, it will come together and you see how they merge. So the first decorative shape is one of the simplest, and that is just a spiral, great fulfilling areas and great for adding a bit of dimension to it. Then we have a swot again. You don't have to be precise on with things like the swell. If you wanted Teoh, you could actually go in a little bit further. Don't finish that, swirl off and just draw an end cap and close it. And then when you color that in, you have another added bit of details. There's lots of things that you can do with these very, very simple shapes. You have what we call a pin, which is just a circle on a line, and then the good old squiggles. You'll be amazed how effective these squiggles could be when you're doing detail, something a little bit mawr. Elaborate is a bit of a curve with a triangle in the middle and then occurred out and then we simply draw around underneath it and we create ourselves a tulip shape. We then do a figure of eight so you can do either upright, which I tend to not use very offended. Or you can use horizontal so horizontal or vertical. I tend to use the horizontal the most, because when you put all of them together in different sizes, it's a really fun, natural way of making shapes, leaves and trees, your traditional pointillism. Very underrated. When it comes to decorating simple illustrations, it could really, really add dimension to your drawings on a good way of adding some shading in without having to go to drastic. I'm sure there's an official name for this, but I have called this a burst for the time being. And that is, you just start with a cross down the middle, go across the middle, and then we go through two very three under debris, and now this could be kept as it is. You could do this inside of a square inside of a circle, and you've got some decoration. If you wanted to do something more floor than you could just put little dots on the end of it, and then you can create little floor designs like dandy lines. For example, you wouldn't just do a little one with the few spikes off the end and a little ball on the bottom, and you've already got a down the line. There are hundreds and hundreds of variations and shapes and things that you can do, but this gives you just your basic idea of the types of things that you can put on your bird to decorate him. You can still use your basic shapes to make wings, but this is nice to add into it. And then when we come to the bonus section, you'll see how we can put all of the's together to create a miniature, folksy scene, so I should see you on Part five. 6. Folksy Birds Part 5 decorate the birds: welcome to part Five in this one. We're going to look at using the elements that we've produced so far in your worksheets. We're going to be using these to be able to then decorate are birds and make them a bit more dynamic. So we purposely drew this one to be like the one in the front screen that you see advertising this class for you. So I wanted to make sure that we included it so you could see the basics of how I got to it . So what I gotta do is I'm gonna zoom you into a single bird as we work on it. So you can see in much more detail how we're gonna be adding days, extra little touches on top. So we've mentioned the swells, and that's what he's got on the end, making his tail. So we've just got a simple swell on the tail and then another longer upswell in the tail. We've also used it to produce the wing shapes. So you could either current in the other direction or Kurt on the inside direction. That is entirely up to you. I'm gonna go on the outside for this one just to give it a bit of interest. You couldn't cross on overlap thes, and you could even go in the other direction like that. And then what? That's given use a very basic but fun wing shape. He, of course, needs and I So we need to add that in. And for this one, he just had a simple dot and then again for his head, he just had three little swells on top. And then he had a bit of detail, which we would have added he imagined at ease one of those like leaf shapes that we were doing in our shape section. And there you have your bird. If you want to take your decoration further, go for it. Please do have fun with it. So let's let's go with on this one, we're gonna have He's got squiggles in the original one. Swell. Sorry. So that's exactly what we're gonna do. So we're just gonna add little Spiros onto his chest, Not the point. Really, with these types of birds is the naivety in them. So doesn't no need for perfection. In fact, imperfections can make them look much more cute and fun. So that we have a very, very basic bird shape. If you then decided that you want to cover it in. So let's do it. Let's do the color that he pretty much is on the design that we have already. You can then go on in color whichever color you like. I'm just gonna make him green for the sake of him, then being the same as what he is on the sample that I showed you at the end of this, When we come to the bonus, I will show you an entire design that I did where the birds weren't the main focus but the whole design and the folksy side of it on that shapes all came into place. It's really good example to show you how you can take this lesson further into your artwork further into illustration and just really enjoy using the basic shapes to create some fun, folksy scenes. So I'm only gonna color it very basically, I'm not gonna be extra tidy for today's class because I want you to enjoy the session of drawing rather than watching me color in. So we're just do very, very basic coat of green and I use the spectrum nor illustrator markers to do that. One very, very good markers. If you've not heard before Onda, we know that purples reds the opposite on the color wheel. So let's grab gets happen orange. Let's go with been enough? You asked to color the another pencil used today of the spectrum wall illustrate depends the art liners on. They are purposely designed to work with their alcohol pens so they do not smudge or mark will move when you go over with alcohol pens, as you can see that so that is your basic folksy bird style number one. So let's go on and decorate the next one. Now, at this stage, if you wanted to draw those lines in, you can. If you wanted to keep them separate, you can. That is entirely up to you thistles, where you have a little bit of freedom. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to make this one a little bit more decorative. This is one of my favorite bird shapes to make. Let me just what about it A bit more. Now we're gonna use more elaborate shapes to make the wings and what we're gonna do is we're into a circle in the middle and you see that this is very similar to say, the design that I'm going to show you in the bonus on we're gonna do some teardrops. We're just going to space those teardrops out around as we go on. That creates our pattern. They're gonna use all darts around the outside. Just had a bit more interest. Now we're gonna give this one a color again. You could be using this in any type of pen. You don't have to do what I'm doing today. It's just to give you an idea. You could use many different color pens to get the same effect. Let's put little feet on this one and then for the tail. I'm gonna put teardrops inside so it matches with the body like site. So is looking really, really cute already they're just add a little bit of extra puffiness. We're gonna add some squiggles coming out off those end feathers just to make him look a bit fuzzy And what we're also going to do on the very top, we're gonna add one teardrop and some squiggles. So much is in together. Let's have a bit more detail. Let's go with some dots. Run outside. It's come down as well. Andi, I'm gonna put but next to in there an extra one in these ones. Let's put a wider don't lace so you really can go to town and be as detailed was un detailed as you like. Everyone has a preference. Everyone enjoys a certain type of aesthetic. So it's just a case of you finding yours. So when we come to the tour one I going to do something slightly different and we're going to Let's give him Let's give him a tulip decoration on his tail. Um, I'm going to give him one of these clarity. Leafs on the top A swell. So he's looking extra fancy in his finery today. Now what we're gonna do is we're gonna do just simple line work and very briefly want to explain that depending on the direction in which you do, your line will depend on his wine off. Look, if you curve it down like this, he looks a little bit snobby. He looks a bit of it. Look at me. I'm in my refinery today and I'm looking war very posh and that's what that arc remind me off. But when you do the other way, so if we get up withs he looks very happy, very pleased to see you and very happy that you like all of his refinery. So think about playing with pencil first before you go in with your pen because little things like that can really alter the look of how your bird will come across. So I'm going to keep him happily refined. So let's go that I'm just gonna make his eye a little bit smaller. So let's his eye in that you can make it less curled if you want to. That's entirely up to you. He's gonna have a very decorative part to his body. His wing is gonna be very slim, and I'm gonna have that as a line. So that's his wing here. That's what we're going to give the illusion off basic lines. But it still gives you the effect that you're after. So let's give him a nice stripey Tommy on his wing. I think I'm going to give him some just able shapes. The thing with folksy birds is they can be really basic. They don't even need to have wings on extra tales. But for today I wanted to give you the option of really just having a play and having fun and seeing how far you can actually go with the's designs. So I would I would being prime that when we come to coloring him, it's going to need in that lineup it when we come to cover him, I would just leave these two colors. Leave that a single color, and then I would work in. Let's just do that very quickly now, just to give you on idea of the separate components that make up the bird. That's really essentially what you I want to do when you look at coloring him. So if you've got a really basic bird, shape your best to keep it all one color and then just out of fear little elements with pen or pencil. But when you've got a more elaborate version is good to split it up. But rather than go crazy and have lots and lots of colors, really think about your color palette beforehand and keep it to a maximum really of three. I would suggest to begin with in his tail. What are we gonna do in his tail? Let's go with if a fancy spire or so the ones I set about doing the enclosed bit in the end , that's gay with days, and then you can just draw relief on the inside. As they say, you can add a little, and as much as you want, just gonna turn it slightly because let's make this line thicker, as I'm probably local color in on camera for you just to make it be easier. And then let's go with the other one as well already, just to give you an idea. And then, if you want to do, you could decorate inside the lines. It really, really is entirely up to you how much you want to do and I'm going to do. It's much his tail in with hiss head feathers, and it's a simple is that so when we zoom out, we look our little collection of cute little folksy birds. You've got a little funny family that are quite happy sitting beside each other, looking very, very glamorous. So in Part six, which is a bonus section, I'm going to show you how you can create 1/2 seen, and I'll explain why we do 1/2 seen in a moment when we move on to Part six. 7. Folksy Birds Part 6 Bonus Class: welcome to Part six, which is our bonus because originally I was just gonna do it with the guards to the folksy birds. But I wanted to show you that you could take all of this and actually make quite a grand illustration with what you have learned. So this design was based on old paper cup template that I made some time ago in the paper cut template was influenced by the original sort of Swedish, very much traditional type style of paper cutting. And I turned it into an illustration with a lot more detail because I liked the look of it and I wanted to have a much more folksy feel. Now, traditionally, when they did it, they used to fold the paper and then they used to cut it very much actually, with she cutting shears and used to decorate the house with it. Which is why a lot of traditional paper cuts, you see, they are a mirror image. So the reason being that we're only doing half today is that you can then go on any the Tracy other half we can handwrite later. But generally it would be folding half the paper cut design would be cut then to make sure that it was correct on both sides. So we're gonna take half a scene is gonna be slightly different to this one as we want to focus more on the birds and just have a bit of fun with it, Really? But I wanted to give you a little background as to why we decided to go down this route on . Let's just go for probably for the moment, follow along with what I'm going to be doing, and then you have plenty of time later on to be able to develop your own design. Onda take it a bit further, but we're just going to keep it really, really basic. For the time being, I'm going to grab my stencil from earlier because I want to make sure that we fit the scene within a certain size. So let's affect the scene. Let's go with you can make yours rough. It doesn't have to be exactly. I just want to give myself a frame, really, to be able to draw the scene in without filling an entire page and going a bit crazy for you guys. So we just really want to keep it simple ish at this stage. So we're gonna be working on the left hand side of the paper this side of the paper. That's what we're going to be focusing on. And then when you come to it, you can mirror it to go on to the other side. So I really, really liked our middle bird, and I think I'm gonna focus on this one. I really, really enjoyed how he lived. Onda. I quite fancy him being battered back. So I'm going Teoh. Probably keep him in the same direction. So again, we did the semi circle. We did the teardrop shape. Three of those that circle on the corner. We had his little legs and that was pretty much the base of the birds. When we come to mirror it, the bird will be on the other side facing outwards as well. I think I will keep with the design of the teardrops, as I do think that that worked for Oh wow! And it's one of my favorite designs toe have on this. I will fiddle with that and get all the detail and decoration in once I have done the line work So this is where we want to add a little bit more decoration in. Now on, Let's have a look at Let's take that cheating shape. I like the idea of having some truth. It's Nick, by the way, before we do this, nothing has to be in proportion. And nothing has to be perfect. As I mentioned before, the more fun you have with it, the mawr loose you can be on actually the quirky here it can be. So don't worry about getting things in proportion, like flowers being too tall for the bird or two short. But just have fun with it and go with the flow. So we're gonna go over the tube shaped here. There may be some more elaborate designs coming in here that we haven't covered in the other part. But don't worry about about for now. You can still draw along. It is not a problem at all. So I can have a belief about half way. So remember, we do the up and then the down like a wave, and then we come under and we follow the same shape. So when you then comes with detail, you who want to you could do a straight line or you can even do a funky little squiggle just to give it a bit more dimension. I, um, going to go with this, You know? I'm gonna put the pin on his tail this time. We're gonna have something different to what we have before us. He's gonna have his teardrop still in his head, but we're gonna have some pins. A swell. Can we just very basic sketching out at the moment within. Go to go from the bottom here on. We're going to wind up and around that Julie. But behind that leaf, have a swirl in there somewhere. We're gonna come off at the top. Now, this is where we're gonna use our figure eights. So we just figure eight and make sure that our middle of the eight is on the line that we've just drawn now. Ordinarily, I wouldn't draw this particular part in pencil. I would go straight in with pain, but for its day, I'll show you how we can do it. No, we have a simple leaf pattern shape. So within, all to lip. I think I'm going. Teoh, put some more detail them or we do have a think that's great with Cem Holtz. I'm not gonna get bigger. Each one we dio do we get to the very bottom. And in fact, let's point that down so hard, bottom of our to live is the bottom of the heart shape, a simple way. If you want to add grass, he's just I just plenty of lots of mini Mini's exacts. That's all you need to do if you wanted to add the grass onto it. But for today, I don't think I'm going to I'm gonna leave it. So we're also gonna add Let's had some spirals off that with the closed ends, and we're also gonna draw if our tail joins here. That's draw heart in here. You wouldn't draw the second half, but I'm just doing it for today's purposes, so it doesn't look very strange just having half a heart. We'll do some uprights to straighten uprights, and again, we're gonna use our figure eights getting larger as we go down, and then we're gonna have a teardrop on the top upside down, and then I think we're going to let's say he's He's sniffing a flower that's never flower we're gonna do a semi circle. Nothing more than a semi circle. That's all we're gonna dio. We're just gonna draw a leaf on either side. Just leave it like that. Nice and simple, then behind him, what we're gonna do, you need to make his legs a bit longer. We're going to draw, puts draw from here, move the way out, and then we're gonna do our best, and I'm gonna turn it into a flower. Taken APA's sentiments on the end. Let's have a little one which being away somewhere, Let's put another one in So what we can now do? Let's get a pen And I will do this one in black this time rather than the purple. So I'm gonna start. It's just reduced down some of that graphite, and then we're just gonna simply line the details. Now it's getting a little bit closer. You can really get an idea of what we're doing. Okay, so we're just gonna simply nine what we have done. You want to take a time when doing this? Because this will be your final design. So there is no rush. Could be aware of your figure of aids. That come off of this plant. What I may do is actually bring it up, furthers We don't quite go as far across the page. And then we figure of eight those leaves on. It's up to you how many you want on, and we're also gonna put they swells have closed and swells on just a couple we don't need many. And the many that thief I like this squiggle center. So that's exactly what I'm gonna do. Mine. I'm gonna move my tree plant flower over a bit. And then again, we're gonna figure of eight small up to large. Bring that down a bit shorter. I'm gonna add our leaf shape. And then let's get burden when we had three teardrop shape, which is going to draw on the outside of the line rather than on the inside. Let's get his legs down. Maybe, but the one that goes point him groups made a boo boo there. We're just gonna go across and let's had one in yet another one in there on another line. So we're gonna then dio boats on the end of each one, and then we had a little bits that come off so When you come to the end of these, just do a V at the end and then a smaller be inside b and then a smaller bay, and it just gives you the little fluffy DEET house that you need. So I wonder at our teardrop and our pin on, I'm gonna close the pain so it's not open, and then we can start decorating. How bad with cough Competent dots Just in between what I would call his wing feathers Number one inside there I'm again, I d I'm gonna bring from the bottom up in his tail like So this is where you can really go to town or KP Really, really simple. It is entirely up to you. It's great with another short one. So there we are so far and then we have that heart which, of course, you would only draw half, But you can draw home and then you can just reflect the rest of the illustration. Now, at this stage, I will remove all off the pencil and then I can really go in and decorate afterwards. So we've removed all of the pencils. You can clearly see just the line work there And now, if you want to, you can add more detail. Know what I'm gonna do is I'm actually going to use a much finer Penn if you're used to using these aren't liners whether it be my corn state low the UNIP in There's a few various ones out as a Sam using the spectrum noir art liners, and I'm using double 05 When I did the line work, I used a double 03 at 03 apologies. So I'm now that had some fine detail in various places. Just add a bit more interest on Dimension onto are drawing, so you don't have to add any of thes. But I do find that it takes it away from being a flat illustration to just giving it something a little bit extra. Now I am going to give him his happy little eyes with a little Perry eyelash happy. And so she looks very happy to be smelling that beautiful flower. We are gonna add stripey details on that flower again just to add a bit of interest squiggle for the naves. Andi, I get it. Had some six sec line on the color there no together matching with his tail. And I honestly don't think he needs anything more than that. I think as a little illustration, he's very, very cute. Looks very happy with himself. And hopefully you are too. I hope you've enjoyed the course and the little bonus section here for you. If you've got any questions at all with your gas to techniques and shapes and things like that, please do contact me, and I will do my best to answer those on the worksheets, of course, will be attached for you to download. Please feel free to share your finished projects. I would love to see how you've managed to do your birds your scenes and just put everything together. So just to recap everything we have learned over the class taking our basic shapes, putting them in a form to be able to give us the rough shape that we required to create any type of bird in any position that you feel that you're comfortable with doing so. Hopefully you feel now that may be the beginning. You felt you couldn't really do illustration. You have no clue where to start with doing these types of birds, so I do hope that you've gained the confidence throughout this class to then start Do Delaying. Having fun, Andi, Maybe if you stopped feelings and sketchbooks with some very elaborates from fancy birds or even some simple ones. So I want to thank you again for being part of my course. I really do hope you enjoyed it. And hopefully I'll make another one for you, and I'll see you there.