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Foundations of Pencil Drawing for kids - Final drawing of a bird - 5 week course (Week Five)

teacher avatar Joe McMenamin, Artist - Illustrator - Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction Drawing a kingfisher

      0:54

    • 2.

      1. Getting Started

      3:28

    • 3.

      2. Drawing the basic shapes

      3:22

    • 4.

      3. Feeling in your drawing

      4:26

    • 5.

      4. Thinking about texture

      2:13

    • 6.

      5. Drawing the bird's eye

      3:59

    • 7.

      6. Adding tone to your drawing

      6:46

    • 8.

      7. Adding tone to the wing

      5:01

    • 9.

      8. Adding texture

      4:48

    • 10.

      9. Drawing the claws

      5:49

    • 11.

      10. Drawing the branch and hand

      5:21

    • 12.

      11. Adding in a background

      7:26

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In this class, you will take all of the skills you have learned up until now and apply them in a final drawing of a New Zealand Kingfisher bird. There will sketching, shading, texture and details in this step-by-step class. I will show you what to do every step of the way.

This is the fifth class in a series of five that make up the Foundations of pencil drawing for kids.

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Joe McMenamin

Artist - Illustrator - Teacher

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I am an artist, a teacher, a dad and creativity is something I apply to all of those things. For 14 years I was known as Mr Mac the art teacher, getting teenagers amped up about making and learning from them as much as they learnt from me.

Then in 2017 I did something I had dreamt of in those ‘what if?’ moments we all have. I stepped away from being a secondary school teacher and I put on my artist hat full time. I have pursued my love of organic, flowing patterns, diving into painting, drawing, making a beautiful mess with dyes and printmaking.

In my Feilding studio I follow a few different creative pathways. I might pick up an ink pen and let my mark making lead me to some intricate doodling. Native birds take flight – my pen imagines their song and nau... See full profile

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1. Introduction Drawing a kingfisher: Hey guys, join the community in here for the last week in this series of five classes, I'm gonna teach you how to draw a king fisher boat. And you probably know if you've seen my app before, I love drawing a painting birds. So this is something really special for me. This photo is actually seen ten by one of my art class students. So yeah, it's a really cool black and white photo of a king fisher. And I'm gonna teach you how to draw the basic shapes, how to fill in and draw the rest of the bird. We're going to talk about the texture and the feathers and the tone in all the details as well. So hopefully by the end of the class today, you have an amazingly detailed finished drawing of a king fisher code. Let's get started. 2. 1. Getting Started: Let's get us sit up. So you've got a nice, nice fresh piece of paper like this. And this is the picture that we're going to be drawing today. Sorry. Let me just make sure we're all focused in here. Yeah. So can good. All right. So the way it's going to work today, guys, is we've basically, we've been practicing lots of these skills that we've been doing over the last few weeks. And so we're gonna be putting all those 1s into practice. Now, our goal for today, our goal is to have a really beautiful finished drawing on that you've done. That is good enough to be able to put in a frame and put it on the wall. Okay. That's what we're aiming for. I mean, I don't know if we'll get there. We'll see what happens. But that's a goal for today. So we're going to spend a good amount of time working on this really nice picture here. I'm now Pintos, what are we going to need, guys? Okay, today I'm gonna be using a Tooby and I'm going to use a 4D and a six B. Alright, cool, Those are the three and I'll be using my eraser as well as we go along. All right, cool. So we're going to start off with our lightest pencil. So starting with that today. And let's just make sure everything's looking good. All right. Hold on a second. All right. Nice. Good. Just checking. Everything's recording nicely. Okay, so let's get started guys. Now, we're gonna use a little technique here, which is similar to what we did last week, where we use that pizza is a bit of a guide for how to draw. Okay, so we're going to draw this picture the same size here. So if you've got a printed out, you can have a right beside you while you're drawing. And we're going to actually get the size of the picture by using our pencil or using our eyes to basically work across, sorry, at someone's unmuted for some reason. So starting off with how big is that actually going to be? Okay, so we're gonna go from across from the top of the head. By that. I mean to the bottom there. Like that. Then you again get to choose whether you draw the hand or not. Now the hand is a little bit tricky. So you can, instead of throwing a hand, you can actually draw a branch. Okay, so I'll show you how to do that later. For now, we're just going to focus on the bird. Do you understand? Cool. So we've done some the top and the bottom like this across. Now we're going to actually work out the distance by using a pizza. So I want to use my pizza like this. And I'm going to go like this. Goes from there to there. Alright? Now if you don't have it printed, you just kinda have to guess the size of it. 3. 2. Drawing the basic shapes: Alright, now we're gonna get into the light, the basic shapes. So let's have a look here. We've got like an oval here for the heat. You guys see that? Alright. And then the body is like an overlap, so it's kinda like an oval but it's like on an angle like that. So really these are what I'm using a Tooby and just doing a very lightly because we're gonna be rubbing out these lines before we finish. Now, what else we got here? Let's get the thing about King fishers. They have these massive big beaks. Did you guys know that they hunt for fish? They dive into ponds and they get fish. So they need a big beak. So that line of the beak there is right, straight across. And then in the middle of this. But as the eye, the eye is about here. Is it just me or is the intimate bed? Might be bad for you guys? I don't know. I'm starting off with the to-be pizza. Okay. Alright, now, the angle of the beak, now I'm going to use my pizza like this, so I'm gonna go Okay, courts like that. And then it's like that. But if you if you haven't got there, you can just like look at it and just keeps the angle okay. The bottom as sort of curved a bit and then it goes straight across. It's looking a bit weird, like a penguin or something. I don't know, it looks like a cartoon at the moment. But that's alright. Okay. Now, before we start sketching, we need to just a few cheeks and make sure that this is looking good case. I'm going to measure this cross the body in the middle here. Oh yeah, that's pretty good actually. And I'm going to measure the heights there. Yeah. I might've come down a little bit too far at the bottom, but we can fix it up later. Yeah, We've got the angle of the tail too. So like this like that. Tell us a bit longer, isn't it? Let's just check the length of the tail. There we go to about there. So you see how, when the first time I drew that I didn't get it right. And then I had to like fix it up tickets. And then you just can fix up and then rub out the bits that are wrong. So when we're doing a really good quality picture, we need to spend a bit longer on this part of it. We need to make sure that everything is looking the right scale, the right shape. Okay? Now I'm going to just actually, I'm going to work on the hand later. So we'll work on the bird and then we'll do the hand. If you want to do that later on. There's kinda like advanced level, okay. 4. 3. Feeling in your drawing: Alright, so now we're up to the point where we're going to start filling in or sketching the bird. Okay, So startup here by the heat. Yeah. And start to just sketch in the shapes so you can see how the heat is quite flat, almost flat along the top. And it sort of stretches out of it. And then it's quiet. It's almost flat down that side and that sort of can mix up with the body. You guys see that your boys are laughing. Is this is it looking a bit silly? Okay, so that looks cool. Come down this side. It's pretty much in line with it. The oval we did. Alright. Now we need to draw this rough shape here for the inside, for this, these big feathers here, these dark feathers. Okay, so just try sketching in their shape. They're like I've done there. Just tell me if you are having any issues or if I'm going too fast and you guys know it's complaining about me going too fast. So that's good. Cool, Awesome, good way. Alright, so remember what we have to do at this stage, guys. We need to grab a rubber a little bit faster. We need to grab that rather, and we need to rub up those. Remember those first kind of basic shapes that we drew, those guiding shapes. Okay, so go ahead and just rub those lines, those bits out because they will find at the beginning. But now they're going to get annoying. Okay. What do you reckon is they're looking. Okay. Yeah, I think that's looking okay. All right. So let's go. So we're still sketching guys. So do you notice how the mouth kind of goes straight across the middle of the mouth? Not mouth. Beak goes straight across. And then it kinda curves down a little bit, stops just before the eye. Doesn't look like that. Alright. And then see how there's a darker patch on the beak. Here. Net kinda curves down and it's like feathery going around the heat. There's like a strip of white feathers around the mic. Then it gets dark in here, but we'll do that when we do the tRNA. Okay. Can you please slow down a bit? Alright. What about the feet? Good questions. Yes. You can rub out the guidelines. Yep. Okay. The feet they don't have feet. They bought clothes, but yeah. We can just lightly sketch those in the bottom ones like here. The next one is kinda coming up here. We'll do those in more detail later on, but that's just a basic thing for them. Okay. Now, it's a bit hard to tell here, but I don't know if you can tell. But there's like some feathers that come down on the beak here. And then you can definitely see that white eyebrow. Can't you see this white eyebrow thing here? Kinda comes up and it sort of flux out like old man eyebrows. Does your dad have like old man eyebrows like that? Big big bushy ones. Okay. So just sketch in some of those eyebrows like that. 5. 4. Thinking about texture: Okay, Now, how does this actually, let's just have a think about these, these feathers and here, do you guys see how the shape of these feathers, and it might be a bit hard to tell, but they're kinda like flip it over to show you. They kinda like little overlapping scales, almost like a dragon. Maybe, maybe it's like a dragon. You see that? So we have to try and recreate those feathers and they're using this pattern. Okay? So we're just going to draw some of those n Now. Now, do you notice, I don't know if you can say about this. Feed is coming down and then it flows like down the body like that. So we're going to try and get them like that. Okay, so we're just going to draw some, just really lightly with your to-be. Draw some of these little scaly but scaly feeders. The reason we're doing it now is because when we do this, when we do the shading over the top, it's going to be a little bit easier if we've already drawn the shapes. Okay. Take your time. There's no rush. You guys just keep drawing some little scaly field is going down the body like that. Now you can also see some in the, in the wing here as well. Well, I can see some in the wing, so I'm going to do a few of them in the wing, Not too many. Cool. 6. 5. Drawing the bird's eye: We're going to say the reflection is out to the side on the right. So basically like a little rainbow shape like that. Okay. So I want you to draw that shape nice and sharp. Good job is to keep the inside of that really white. So leave that totally white. Now around, there's actually a little ring around the eye. So let's get that in now. That's gonna be kind of a little bit lighter than the area around it. All right, Now we're going to fill in this eye nice and dark. Now I'm still going to use my tube because the tube is really sharp and if we use a six B, it will be too soft. So I want you to fill in the inside of the eye really document don't go into that outside ring and definitely don't go into the reflection. Hopefully you got it looking something like that. Just realized that my picture is looking quite dark on the screen. I wonder if I can change that. Hold on. All right. Near them, slightly better. Still a bit hard to see what's going on in my printed out picture. Alright, so filled in this nice and black. Now we're going to just do some tone around the eye as well. Just really lightly. And we're trying to leave that circle around it, that little ring. And actually all around that area this see how it's quite dark around the head so we can bring it up. Just make sure you try and leave that the eyebrow that white. And there's some little highlights underneath the eye. So we need to basically leave some little whites. But you can see I've already drawn in there, so I'm gonna have to rub some of that out. Don't be afraid to rub stuff out, guys, if you need to. Leave my highlights there. Then I'm going to add more toner around. You move the picture to the left a little. Do you mean this one? So a little bit tricky like that doing see the little bits that I've lived there. You need to sort of just draw around them and then leave the paper showing through. It's quite tricky to do that sort of thing. But I believe in you guys, you can do it. Alright, cool. Now, hopefully you've got the eye looking really good and you're pretty happy with how that's looking. So what we're gonna do, we're just going to zoom out a bit again now. 7. 6. Adding tone to your drawing: Now we're going to sort of step, we're gonna go to the four B pencil, alright? And I like the four because it's nice and soft, but it's not too soft. Now we're going to just start adding in the kind of general, general areas of tone. Alright? So I'm gonna look at the beak here. And I'm going to stop hitting in some tone. Now, you've, you've already learned this with me about, remember the start off nice and softly? If you go too dark too soon limits gonna, um, yeah, it's gonna be harder for you later on. Okay, so signing off nice and lightly. And see how the top of the beak is a little bit lighter. So we're going to leave that a bit lighter. Keep it nice and dark around the middle of the beak. Alright, now, I don't know if you noticed, but see how in the beak there's a, there's a kind of light line all the way down. So what we have to do is to go back to where to be. Or if you've got a sharp HB that would work well with this as well. And you've got to make sure you draw the line. So what you'll see is that I've left enough space, so there's like a really light line going down the beak. Okay. I switch back to my form. And I can keep adding in that shading on the bottom part of the beak. Yeah. Do you see that effect? Now you guys you guys can do some smudging. Yeah. Okay. So the trick with this smudging, someone's got their mic on. Yeah. Make sure you keep your mics off, guys. So just remember that a smudge now, try not to go outside of the beak and definitely don't smudge over the eye because we don't want that white highlight to get gray. Okay. But you can start to smudge around a bit. And that's fine. We're going to add more tone to those bits to, alright, now, the top of the heeds a bit lighter, isn't it? Because the light is coming from this direction up here. And so we want to leave some of that pretty light over this side. Just a really like a one, if you remember back to the first week, one level. But then as you come around, the head is kinda gets into a three or four, quite dark. Just copying what you can see on the, on the picture. And I'm going to switch back to my tube. So there's lots of switching between pencils because I need to get these sharp like eyebrows. And so I want the dark but it's going down like that into the light bits. There we go. That's coming along Good. Okay. Back to my OB down here. See there's that whole light patch on the right. We need to leave that nice and light cool and give it a good smudge as well. Who thinks they can to try and draw the hand? You guys want to try and draw the hand in a bit. I'll show you how to do it. But if it's too hard for you, then you can just make up a branch, make it sitting on a branch and said, okay, now we've got some lovely white feathers in here. Okay, So we're gonna, we're gonna have hardly any shading in that bit. But we have got some dark for this coming down onto the white. So we're going to use our pencil like this and try and get those nice sharp. Do it like little flicks. Because that's what the field is would look like if you could see them up close, like little flicks. And actually the back of the head is kind of got these little flecks as well. See how that makes it look sort of more hairy, more, more feathery. Yeah. Co is yours looking good guys. This is coming along. When you're again, isn't gonna be good enough to hang on the wall. Maybe. We'll say, we will say wait till the end. Don't judge it just yet. Alright. So now in the white part of the fetus, like here, you can see a few tiny little bits of feather texture. So we're just going to put a few little dashes and like that, not many. You see how I'm doing that? Just a few little feathery dashes. Before we come down to wear dark area. The wings. Cool. 8. 7. Adding tone to the wing: Alright, the heat sinks, you are looking pretty good. I think we can, we can do a bit more work on it, but for now, I'm pretty happy with how it's looking. Okay. Um, Let us Let's start on the dark part of the fetus here. Okay? So what we're gonna do for this part is we've got quite a sharp outline here for that part of the wing. So we're just going to start off nice and sharp. Come down like that. And then we're going to go to the four B pencil. And then we're going to like just basically edge shading in here. Now. There are some little areas that are like lysate, but I think we'll use the rubber later on. Okay, so we're just going to add in like maybe a three of shading. Not super dark. Just just a bit dark. So good guys, you don't need to tell me. It just slow down. You just have to try and keep up because there's still got a fair bet to go. So we don't want to run out of time on this picture. Alright, now, I don't know if you can see, but down this side of the body, this on the feathers, on the back, it's got these kind of lines going down. Okay, so we can kind of try and pick that up when we come down like some lines. And that's actually a lighter bit there where it's with a sun is hitting it. So just don't color it in quite as dark. That's all I'm saying. Okay. So that's the start of that area. Notice how I've just done like a really rough layer of tone. So it doesn't need to be really fancy and detailed. And don't go too dark too soon on that part. Now we're going to use a finger. Actually. I'll just give you guys a minute to catch up. Okay. Because I don't wanna I don't want to annoy you too much. So I'll just give you 1 min to get up to where I'm up to now. Yep. If you want to carry on, you can do some of the tail. Let's just see how on the picture it's quiet. It's not too dark, so it's it's kinda, it's quite a light color, pretty similar to the top of the beak with the top of the heat. Okay. All right. Okay, let's use your finger now guys, and let's get a bit of smudging on. So remember the smudging just smooths out the pencil. So smooth it out nicely. And can you see how we can just see those little, those little first field is we've done under here those little lines. That's pretty cool actually. Now, Let's bring that smudging down into the white part of the, of the tummy. Just a little bit of smudging, not so much. There we go. Okay. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to try and use a corner of the rubber. This may work, it may not. And we'll try and draw some, backend some of those white bits. So if you watch how I do it, it's like a little. There we go. Yeah, it sort of shows I pay a little curve. You need to have a corner on your rubber. So try and choose the nicest corner and just draw in some of those little round. The bus. Gets a bit harder as a corner gets too rounded, it gets a bit harder. Alright. 9. 8. Adding texture: So now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go to my Tooby pencil. And I'm just gonna do some little feathers in those white bits like this. Like a little fan of feathers. Let me bring you in a bit closer and I'll show you what I'm doing here. Okay, So here we go. So in these little feelers in here, there's some little kind of Fannie bits. I'm just doing some little lines. Now. I'm starting to get into like pretty hardcore detail now guys. So if you, if you don't really want to go this detail, that's fine. You don't have to. I'm just teaching you some of the skills so you can use them later if you want to go. While we're nice and zoomed in. There are some little feeders that go on underneath here, underneath the tummy. And they're just like little lines. So it's just gonna be like little way flux coming down. Not too many, just a few little ones coming down on the body. Because that area is pretty light, so we want to keep it really light. You rub it doesn't have any corners. Yeah, that's what tricky. If you've got a kneadable eraser, you can just make it really tiny sharp point on it. Otherwise you can, here's a little trick you can do about it does kill the rubber. You can actually use a knife and just show here and just cut like that a little bit off. And then you get heaps a really nice little corners. So those, those can be quite good, but it does mean you got to cut the cut the rubber. So you have to check with your appearance for us whether you're allowed to do that. Alright. Okay. Let's let's stay on the, on the tummy area. And you see some of this shading around, around this era here. We're going to try and draw some of that. So it's just with the to-be pencil now. And I'm just like working a little bit of shading into these little feelers. Quite lightly. Just like that. Yeah, see it doesn't take much to do a just a little bit of shading in there. Don't have to do all of them as well. Just do a few. Okay, cool. So and we need to see how their area there's quiet, dark, quite black. So we need to make some of this darker. So just work back into underneath those light bits we made like this. And just darken them up more. Now, if you're not happy with how your drawings coming along, then don't stress about it, guys. Remember, you're just learning how to do this. You have some options, so you could go back to it later and watch the recording again. Or you could try again, maybe with a different picture. You could do maybe a different bird or maybe you like preferred drawing other things apart from birds. And that's fine. So I'm just trying to teach you the skills you can use by doing this example. All right, that's looking cool. Let's zoom out a little Bye guys. 10. 9. Drawing the claws: How about we work on the clause? And then you guys can make a decision about whether you want to draw the hand or the branch. Okay, I'll show you both. But let's work on the clause. So if we look pretty closely at these close here, you'll see there's actually three clause down on here. We've got one claw coming out like that. Another one just shorter beside it, and then another one behind it. And those claws have these little talents, these like, uh, quite scary looking, curved claws in that black. So you can just actually color them in like that. And that's why it's good. That's what the bird uses to like grab onto the branch when it lends. Yet we'll come back to the tail and a little bit, guys. So cool. During this course, now with the shape of the, of the feet bits, that clause, they basically go, we do some little lines like this. Those are called contour lines. And if you can imagine like chickens feet, they're rich in kind of yeah, with these shapes on them. What color are they? They're pretty dark. So we need to shade them in a little bit. Not to not black, but just like enough that they look nice and dark. Man, you notice this is a few little white feathers that come down over top. So you just do a few lines like that coming down. So what a contour lines good question. I'll show you on the back here. So a contour line is, if you've got a circle like this, contour lines go round like this, they follow the shape of the objects. You what I mean. Um, and so, um, if you're drawing a claw, light coming down like this, and then there's the big scary talent but like that. And then you have these kind of Betsy go up like this. And they actually, they are actually kinda ridged so they sort of go like this. Does that make sense? That's mostly how you draw it. Like birds, birds claws. It's pretty small on this picture. They actually see it, but you can get what I'm talking about. Okay. And then the other the other leg extends down a bit more. The other clause, sorry. And you can see those lines, see those lines on there. They're like kind of rounded, like this, those contour lines. Now you guys have learned a new word. And it's been hard to see here, but the claws are kind of curving around. So they come down, giving back around. And then this one's like curving around. So you're not even going to see that cloth, that clause not they're actually just to make it a bit easier for you guys. I think we'll just make it like this. Okay? So one of the clauses kinda behind where we're going to draw the branch and the other ones like they're in the photo here is gripping onto this finger. So the closer actually curving around to the back of the finger. Yeah. Eva. Yes, that's right. Yep. Cool. Now, we'll give a bit of shading onto the floor like that, but a shading because it's quite small, you won't really see it that much, so just shade it pretty, pretty quickly. Okay. Before we move on to the branch, Let's just finish off with the tail. In the rest of the bird, you're doing super well guys, doing really, really well. So try and get this on the frame good. So the tail is pretty much going back to Mike for VPN. So arenas, It's like lighter on this side, darker on this side. So I'm just going to add some tone. There we go. It's a bit darker here where it goes underneath that, that bit of feathering there. Cool. Now you guys can just decide how much detail you could go back and kind of keep drawing heaps more detail into the fevers and the body and stuff. But 11. 10. Drawing the branch and hand: Okay, so now if you're going to be drawing the branch, we're going to sort of make up, make it up a little bit now. Okay. So the branch is going to come somewhere like this. The bottom of the branch is going to like come down and note that it's not right as a jar. What's the bottom of the branch is going to be here where it lines up with the the clause. Branches. You can draw anything they don't have to, they don't have to look perfect or anything. Just like two lines that go like that. Okay? So just keep the bottom line to line up with those clause. So it looks like it's kinda gripping onto the onto the branch. Does that make sense? Yeah. I'll definitely show you guys how to draw the hand as well. But I just want to show, So if you're gonna do the branch, just sketched it in yourself and then just start working into it with some like knots and what else? Some texture and make it darker on the bottom and lighter on the top because that's how that branch will be toned. But if you're going to draw the hand, then let's do that now. Okay? Um, so the hand is like so sorry. I'm just trying to make sure it's all in the frame. A little bit. Yeah. Alright, So the hint. So we've got to look, we're going to get the basic shape first case. So starting off here and then it's coming down. Now, hands up, pretty tricky guys. So this is a little bit harder level. Alright. So we've got our basic shape. Then we've gotta just roughly sketching the fingers. So we've got one. Don't worry about the details yet. The next finger comes down a little bit further than that finger. This finger comes up there. And the last thing is just hidden behind that finger. Oh. Then basically the wave fingers work is that you've got different segments. So you've got like this knuckle here. Then it comes down to another knuckle, and then it comes down to the actual finger in the fingernail. Okay. So you just got to work your way along each knuckle so that knuckles there. Then the other knuckles hiding behind the law. Then the finger comes down. Okay. One trick is that the noch was kinda line up along here. Okay, so see how they go down and align. Bum, bum, bum. So we know that nickel is going to be like that. Then the next one. And you can't even really see that. It lasts finger, but we'll just draw it on the side. It mean. Yeah. So you've got at the end of the faint each finger, you've got like a top, Nicole. So that one's like that. Then was like that. That was like that. Okay. Now, that is pretty there's going to be pretty hard. So if you if you struggle with it, don't worry, because that's like even for adults, that would be pretty hard to do. If you want to learn about drawing hands, then just go, go have a search app for some tutorials. There's lots of ways you can learn how to draw hands. I might have to do some little classes and actually, because it is pretty fun of when once you can do it. Oh, don't forget about the thumb. So there's a little thumb here, isn't there? Now we're not going to spend ages doing the shading on the hand, but you can see how to do it. It's gonna be dark around the bottom and fade up to a lighter tone. It's a little bit of light on the side as well because the light's coming from here. So it's yeah, it's a bit more complicated, but we're not going to go on about it. 12. 11. Adding in a background: We're not going to draw the person. You can see the shape of the body behind. We're not gonna do that. But what I do want to do actually is just show you a little technique for how you can make the background look a bit more kind of blurred out and misty. So you can you can leave the background wife. But that's fine, totally fine. But if it's sometimes it distracts from the actual drawing. So if we want to make it a little bit more gray tone, I'm not sure if I even showed you this. So you guys are spot um, I've got to, I've got to Stephen B, but you can actually use any kind of be pizza. And I'm going to use my craft knife. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to basically hold microphone like this. And I'm going to scrape some of the graphite off. Okay? And what it does, here's a secret. It creates like these bits of dust really lightly. I guess you could deal with a pair of scissors if you didn't have any crop knives. All right. Once we've got the dust on there, just kinda really lightly smudge it in. See what happens. It kind of creates like quite an abstract bit of a random, random next round. I'd try not to overdo this. If you do do this, don't overdo it because you don't want to get it too dark in the background. Alright. This is really good. So if you, if you accidentally got like smudges in the background and you want to cover them up and make them look more natural. This is quite a good thing to do. So you can do this later if you haven't got across knife or scissors or something handy, you can actually just, just do this bit later on. Try not to do it over top of your drawing because we don't want to we don't want to affect any of the light areas, especially not in the eye because we want to keep them nice and nice and whites. All right, cool. So you can imagine this is like a forest scene behind the bird or like it's, well, it's in someone's hand. So it's not gonna be in nature at the moment. That's all good. Okay. All right, guys, we're nearly finished, so I'm pretty happy with how it's looking. I think I would finish the hand and make it look more detailed. Now there's a couple of things so we want to try and while we smudging and working on it, It's really easy to fill up all the white bits with tone. So one of the things we want to do is at the very end, grab your rubber and look for any really light white bits. Okay, so for me, I'm going to look at this area in here. So what I'm gonna do is down the chest, I'm going to actually run out. Do you see how that pops up nice and white? And this also helps us to like, helps it to stand out against the background. Probably better to below the blow. The bits are just offensive, robbing it more. Okay, so I'm doing some, and I'm going to do some more white through this area here too. Nice. And a little bit in the eyebrow. Cool. Okay, and there's a little bit of white going all the way down the bottom of the beak here as well. So I'm just going to pick that out with this. So what you can do is actually, you can actually draw with the rubber and it creates some nice bright highlights that, that really pop out. Then I'm just going to finish it off with my Tooby. And I'm just going to work down this part of the body. I'm just going to work a few more little sharper lines. See how that makes it stand out more of that side of the body. Just going to sharpen my pencil a little bit. I like to sharpen up with the knife, but you guys probably have a pencil sharpener or harm. Nice. All right. Awesome. Doesn't work with scissors are nice. That's alright. Can you rub your finger on the pizza? Yeah, I guess so. I guess you could put some pencil. My finger is already looking pretty smudgy. Put your finger on there and then smudge it around. I guess the thing with the dusk is it just makes it look a bit more random. Yeah. You could just say actually, the other way to do is just to kind of really lightly do some shading and then just smudge it heaps. So sort of disappears into the background. In fact, why don't I show you a little thing here, see how this fits really wise. If we wanted to make it really pop out, we can add a bit more shading in the background around it. Not too much, just some like that. Smudge it real good. Just be careful not to smudge over this white belt we've already rubbed down. Yeah, Nice. I mean, make it come out the back here as well with some darker tones. So it's like a dark patch growing right behind the bird. Well, awesome. Alright, cool guys. That's pretty much how it's done. I hope you have enjoyed that. Now, if you guys want to be able to hang this up on the wall, What's a good idea is just down the bottom of your page. Just write the name of or actually just put the date. So I'm just gonna put 2021 and then I'm going to sign it down here. And I'm just going to assign it like I do a fancy j. And the midst of a scribble. Men, I'm going to write here king fisher and put that in brackets. So that's how I sign it with the date, the name of the work, and then a little signature down the bottom.