How To Paint Birds

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

I’ve long passed the age of painting birds with the simple ‘V’ drawn across the horizon. Right now, I’m focused on painting actual birds, with all their appropriate features. Of course, given how I never painted them before, I got a bit nervous, and I’m sure many of you face the same problem. That’s when I decided to do this the only way I know, and that’s by going through a bunch of YouTube videos on how to paint birds.

There are three ways to paint birds. There’s the easy way for beginners, where you won’t need to focus much on the details. Then there’s the intermediate way for slightly advanced learners. Finally, there’s the advanced way, where you need to focus on the coloring, shading, detailing, and all other aspects of your painting.

Tutorial Number 1 Drawing Wars

Simple Painting of a Titmouse using Watercolors

Simple Painting of a Titmouse using Watercolors

In this video tutorial, you’ll get to see how to paint a simple titmouse using watercolors. The coloring, although not perfect, is quite neatly done. This painting lacks details, but makes up for it with this subtle coloring. The overall approach for this painting is very simple and straightforward, making it perfect for beginners to work on.

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Realistic Bird in Oils

Realistic Bird in Oils

In this tutorial, you’ll see how to paint a realistic bird using oil paints. The coloring in this painting is absolutely brilliant, and so are the details. You can’t find any fault in this artwork, it’s that good. That being said, it’s a difficult piece to work on, and can even make professionals struggle. Fortunately, the video will help you overcome those fears, but I recommend not to approach this painting unless you’re experienced with oil painting.

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Painting Birds using Photographic References

Painting Birds using Photographic References

This video tutorial focuses on painting birds from photographic references. It’s one of those videos I’d recommend you to watch, even if you don’t want to paint the bird shown here. That’s because it’s a good tutorial on how to replicate art pieces from existing images or photographic references, and you’ll get to learn a lot from the artist here.

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Painting a Realistic Bird using Acrylics

Painting a Realistic Bird using Acrylics

In this video demonstration, you’ll get to see how to paint a realistic painting of a bird. This painting is very detailed. You can feel the colors in this painting popping right out of your screens. This vivid coloring is the best aspect of this painting, and if you’re looking to replicate this artwork, that is the are you’ll need to focus on.

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Simple Bird Painting Tutorial

Simple Bird Painting Tutorial

This video tutorial is perfect for artists who’re new to painting. It’s a beginner’s level tutorial that will show you a simple, and easy process of painting birds using watercolors. The coloring may not be perfect but it’s quite neatly done. There’s this simplicity in this painting that makes it so amazing to look at. The tutorial itself is well-structured, and beginners will have no difficulty in understanding the techniques applied here.

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Painting a Majestic Eagle

Painting a Majestic Eagle

This video demonstration will show you the process of painting a majestic looking eagle. Eagles are already majestic enough, but this painting makes them look even more stunning than usual. That’s mostly because of the amazing coloring and details, as well as the simple yet vibrant background. Observe this video carefully, and you’ll get to learn a lot about how to add such details in your work.

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Colorful Bird Painting Tutorial

Colorful Bird Painting Tutorial

This video tutorial will teach you how to paint a colorful bird using acrylic paints. It’s a beginner’s level tutorial, and is quite nicely explained. There’s nothing complicated about this painting. It’s quite simple, and mostly involves straightforward painting techniques. The shades aren’t that apparent, but they do exist in the artwork.

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Easy Songbird Painting Tutorial

Easy Songbird Painting Tutorial

This painting is one of my personal favorites. It’s one of those paintings that I’d love to have on my living room walls. The painting is quite simple and doesn’t require any complex techniques or approaches. The coloring is very easy for this artwork, and can be achieved without any difficulty. Watch this tutorial a few times before you start painting it. That way, you’ll get a good idea on how to approach it properly, and thus, save valuable time and effort.

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Step by Step Bird Painting Tutorial

Step by Step Bird Painting Tutorial

In this video tutorial, the artist will provide you with a detailed, and step by step lesson on painting birds. It’s an acrylic painting tutorial for beginners where the goal is to achieve perfection in the simplest way possible. The tutorial will help you with the coloring, shading, and necessary details that need to there in the artwork. All you need to do is pay attention, and learn the overall approach by heart.

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Digital Bird Painting using Procreate

Digital Bird Painting using Procreate

Procreate is one of the finest tools used in digital paintings. It’s user-friendly, and has some amazing features for you to play with. This tutorial will show you how to use Procreate for painting detailed images of birds. You’ll get to see how the variation in textures and colors help make this painting look realistic. I won’t say that this tutorial is for beginners, but if you’re curious, you could surely give it a try.

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The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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