Animals with Pastels: Parrot
In this lesson series, we’ll create a representational drawing of a Parrot (Macaw) with soft pastels and pastel pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel board.
Lesson 1 - Materials and Sketching
In lesson one, we'll review the materials used for this lesson series and sketch the subject on gray pastel board with a pastel pencil.
Lesson 2 - The Background
In lesson two, we'll develop the background by layering a variety of greens and neutral colors, gently blending them as we go.
Lesson 3 - The Head
In lesson three, we'll develop the details of the head through carefully layering of colors and values.
Lesson 4 - Wings and Body
In lesson four, we'll develop the breast of the bird and both of the wings above the branch.
Lesson 5 - Finishing Touches
In lesson five, we'll develop the long tail feathers, the branch, and talons. We'll also make a few adjustments to the background to complete the drawing.
- Rembrandt Soft Pastels
- Gray Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Board
- Pastel Pencils