How to Draw a Scarlet Macaw

Learn how to draw a great looking Scarlet Macaw with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Scarlet Macaw.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Scarlet Macaw

How to Draw a Great Looking Scarlet Macaw for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the scarlet macaw outline by drawing the bird's face. Use curved lines that meet at a point to draw the top of the beak; enclose the bottom portion with a curved line.

Use a wavy, jagged line to outline the area around the eye. Draw two successively smaller circles to form the eye, and shade the inner one.

Easy Scarlet Macaw Drawing - Step 2

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use curved lines to draw the top and bottom of the bird's head. At the base of the neck, use wavy lines to add the texture of feathers.

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Easy Scarlet Macaw Drawing - Step 3

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Extend a long curved line to form the bird's belly. Then, use overlapping curved lines to draw its legs and feet. At the end of each toe, shade a curved, triangular claw.

Easy Scarlet Macaw Drawing - Step 4

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw the wing - a series of overlapping feathers. Use a series of short curved lines to draw the feathers at the top of the wing.

Then draw longer lines to sketch the long flight feathers along the edge of the wing. Draw wavy lines around the neck.

Easy Scarlet Macaw Drawing - Step 5

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Extend two long curved lines from the feet, forming a branch for the bird to perch on. Use a wavy line to enclose the jagged end of the branch on the other side of the feet.

Then, use long curved lines to continue drawing the wing and the base of the tail.

Easy Scarlet Macaw Drawing - Step 6

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Enclose the remaining wing using a long curved line.

Easy Scarlet Macaw Drawing - Step 7

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Detail the feathers of the remaining wing using a series of overlapping curved lines.

Add More Details to Your Scarlet Macaw Picture - Step 8

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Extend two long, curved lines to form the sides of the tail. Connect them at the bottom with a series of "U" shaped lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Scarlet Macaw Drawing - Step 9

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw three "U" shaped lines near the top of the tail, then extend long curved lines to each of the scalloped edges. Texture the feathers of the chest with a few short lines.

Color Your Scarlet Macaw Drawing

Scarlet Macaw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your scarlet macaw outline is now complete. Color your cartoon bird. Scarlet macaws are bright red with yellow and blue feathers on their wings. The skin around their eyes is white.

There are many other types of macaws; scarlet macaws are just one of them. Since macaws are shaped the same, you can represent different species by coloring your drawing accordingly.

For example, the hyacinth macaw is dark blue with yellow around the beak and eye. Blue-and-yellow macaws are light blue with yellow bellies and the undersides of their tails and wings.

For more great bird drawing tutorials, see the collection of Beginner Bird Drawing Tutorials.

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Learn More About The Scarlet Macaw Drawing

Scarlet macaws are among the largest and most recognizable of the parrots. You can learn how to draw a scarlet macaw today.

This parrot drawing is not too difficult. While the details of the feathers are present, they are minimized into simple lines.

In this easy, step-by-step animal drawing tutorial, you will add one line at a time until the drawing is complete.

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