How to draw a bird — Prismacolor colored pencils.

Hi guys today i am going to draw a beautiful
bird named lilac breasted roller. I chose to draw this bird because of its beautiful
color distribution. Drawing a bird is actually very easy with colored pencils. Especially
when drawing small birds like this one. So in this tutorial i am trying to explain the
process of coloring in a step by step manner so that you can easily follow.
I am using prismacolor pencils for this tutorial and i drew this on a canson fine grain paper.
I am planning to use baby oil as the solvent so you dont need to have a sharp pencil point
always. As you can see i have made the outline here with graphite pencil. i will erase it
along the coloring process so that it wont show up in the final drawing.
I am starting off with the color light aqua for most of its belly and a small area on
its head. as you can see i am not at all worried about the uniform application of the pencil
and you dont need a sharp point either. just fill in the area with the color and thats
all that we need. Now switch to the color true blue and draw
some rough lines in the direction of feathers. and make the area below the wing darker with
the same color. and then switch to the color violet blue and draw below the wings and towards
the upper edge of the belly. These areas are the shadows of wing and breast feathers. and
draw some rough lines in the direction of feathers just like we did with the true blue.
Now take the color lilac and draw a base layer over its chest. These lilac colored feathers
are the reason for the name of this bird. But we will use a few more colors other than
lilac too. otherwise the bird will look too flat.
I am using the color parma violet now to draw some rough lines like we just did on the belly.
Notice the direction of the feathers now. it curves around its chest towards the neck.
After drawing some lines i am using the color magenta to make this area a bit more interesting.
and i drew some rough lines with the color magenta too.
Now moving on to the next area i am using pink as the base color and carmine red as
the dark color. and draw this small area just like we did with the previous colors. i am
using sienna brown additionally to make the area towards its eye darker.
Using the colors indigo blue and dark umber i am drawing its beak and eyes. just a few
layers will do. and notice that i am using the color true blue for the lighter areas
of her beak. her head is mostly white but i am using blues pinks and violets to draw
a few feathers over her head. Make sure that you dont apply the pencils heavily.
Now coming to the wing, i am using rosy beige as the base color. Then use sienna brown towards
the bottom. To darken it further i am using dark umber towards the lower edge. and to
make it more colorful i am adding a few layers of oranges as well.
using a black pencil i am drawing the remaining parts of the wing. there is nothing special
here just fill in the area with pencil. Now it is time to dissolve the colors with
baby oil. Just take some baby oil in a synthetic brush and wipe off the excess and apply it
over the drawing. the pencil strokes will get dissolved and fill the paper evenly. It
also helps to eliminate the grainy look of the paper and it makes the colors much more
vibrant. I am leaving behind the head feather righ now because i dont need to make it darker.
so i will use blender pencil instead of baby oil.
Like i said before, i am using only blender pencil for the head. Now with the help of
an electric eraser i am further defining the feathers. just use some lazy strokes in the
direction of feathers. If you dont have an electric eraser, a normal eraser or a white
pencil will do the job. I am using the colors violet blue and white
for adding a few more feathers to the belly. and i am darkening some areas with a black
pencil for getting a better contrast. finally i will draw the tree branch and the
feet with some grey brown and black pencils. The drawing is complete now. It took me only
45 minutes to draw this one. Like i said its very easy and rewarding to draw a small bird
like this. so give it a try. Thank you for watching and dont forget to subscribe for
more videos like this. You can follow me on all the social media linked below.


  • Nelda Flygare

    Great presentation, thanks for sharing!!!!!!😊

  • Jack Paulissen

    Hello sir, Your drawing and coloring isfantastic. Can you do me a favor, please? I would like to know what make and type of coloringpencils you are using. Iunderstand that it is prisma colourpencil, but your pencil looksdifferent than mine. It looks more like a pen. Thank you ever so much for your reaction. Greetings, Sharon Paulissen. [email protected]

  • Dibuja y Crea

    sin palabras hermoso el pájaro (sigue así y llegaras muy lejos más de lo as llegado:)

  • SoleneParadise Art's

    So cuuute!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  • Angarrath A

    So pretty!

  • Lush Young

    what is that eraser?

  • Hideaki Art

    It turned out so beautiful…very nice work…and also, congrats on being noticed by Leonardo 😉

  • Tiny Tiger TV

    Draw a tiger please🐯🐯🐯

  • Matsurika1981

    Love your work so much.
    May you instruct me: which "white" pencil do you use to stroke for feather of the bird? And the white big pen to highlight the white stroke part on the bird?

  • sophie

    Yours so nice with drawing! I'm try it but its not so good… I have no oil ore one pen eraser, and I have not so much talent 🙂

  • leila brito

    Lindo demais.

  • l i y a n a h

    Is there an alternative for baby oil?

  • Julie Spratt

    Wow, I wasn't expecting that…very beautiful 👍🏽

  • Disco Prime

    vry nyc

  • Kelly Guan

    What's a blender pencil, and how much does it usually cost?

  • distefano 210

    what white stuff did you put on the birds eye

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  • Yoongified Infired MinCabbage Suga

    His voice is very nice to listen to. Very nice tutorial! Thank you!

  • Finality

    Where do you buy the paper?

  • Peace Please

    That was very beautiful.

  • Matthew Brown

    Such an awesome artwork

  • Muppets Foster Channel

    Hello , i'd just aqcuired those pencils , that's why i'm looking for advice and tips , Which oil are you using at 5:58 please?
    Can i use others trhings than Oil?

  • Aniket warmth

    what is baby oil please explain

  • Lesley Broadley

    Love your little bird , not very good at drawing but I am practicing xx

  • Gigantes Gamin

    which color pencil should i buy?

  • Sharanya Sumant

    thanks for the tutorial very helpful…n beautiful drawing…one question is it possible to use prismacolor pencils on small canvas board??

  • terreen

    Does the baby oil dry out, or will it leave the paper with a permanent residual wet feeling?
    Edit: My concern is whether or not I can do drawings like these in a sketch book, if it will smudge onto the other pages or not.

  • jennifer lewis

    [email protected] does the baby oil dry?

  • jennifer lewis

    [email protected] i cld also use petroleum jelly then? i love prismacolors, i have 72 of them, many of them i'll probably never use! i'm a pensioner now but have always loved art but hopeless at it, my art master in school used to chuckle but was very nice and gave me much credit for enthusiasm, love your bird drawings and i am going to have a darn good go. Jen UK X

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  • Anuradha Kale

    I always see your video. You explain very nice !

  • Anuradha Kale

    I am enjoying your tutorial.i am not artist. I am 69 yrs. one year I am trying to draw birds. More than 100 birds
    Completed but still learning . Your tutorials are very useful. I want to ask you many companies
    White pencils are not working or I don't know what is the problem.i am using white pens.

  • tara

    So I'm currently working on a piece for a school art competition, and want to try using a paraffin oil for blending/coverage… but I also need to apply a spray fixative at the end before mounting and sending it (school regulations). So my question is- can you spray a chemical fixative over the baby oil without ruining/damaging it?

  • Fendyz Draw

    saya bisa menggambar tapi tidak sehebat Anda.. you are the best..

  • Divine Grandma

    You didn't even show us how to draw a bird u taught us how to color in a bird

  • Silvano Cece

    Thanks Faldi – I'm about to use Prismcolour pencils for the first time on a bird that I drew a couple of days ago. I'll have to experiment with the colour palette to get the right effect. All part of the experience of learning, but learning to get better. ✍️️✏️ Cheers you video was very useful.

  • alex cam

    Did you draw from memory or did you have a reference pic?

  • aVerySexyPotato

    So to blend it you just take baby oil and a brush?

  • WCML Traction

    Heya [email protected], i am just wondering what paper do you tend to use for your drawings ? 🙂

  • Martha West

    What a beauty!! And you made it pop! So pretty! Great Art thanks for sharing! ✨❤️

  • Elena mi arte mis artesanias Ball

    es agua lo que pasa.?

  • Sereea24

    hello! what brand of baby oil do you use? great job! greetings from France

  • Juzme4u

    It is not How to draw a bird. The bird is already drawn and you added color. The color part is correct but how to draw a bird is NOT!!!

  • Deplorable Cat

    beautiful. thank you for sharing.

  • Ricky Pernice

    do you have to use specific paper or could I use the paper from my sketchbook?

  • iluvmusic

    This is beautiful. There's a lot of prismacolor bashing on the net but I have them and I think they are great. Your results with them are amazing.

  • nancy rastelli

    Awww, that's soooooo nice!! <3

  • aathira venugopal

    Njanum sremichu .. but I don't have electric eraser.. white pencil isn't working that much.. last I used a white marker..

  • floreprovoost

    Thanks for your explications, it's very clear and the drawing is amazing !

  • Nika

    all i wanted is to draw a bird not coloured it

  • NavyKing HD

    Will it have the same effect if I use watercolour pencils and blend the colours with water?

  • DAVY. J.Y. Art with a pen.

    I love this artwork, great painting 🙂

  • frances domenico

    WoW! Your work is brilliantly stunning! I just got into coloring with pencils and learned from your video that you use baby oil for smoothing. Gives the look of watercolor that I love doing. Thanks for the clear and concise instructions. Looking forward to watching your other videos. 🙂

  • Camille Khan


  • Tito 45

    do u have to use primcolor pencils?

  • qingying zheng

    Are you a art teacher?can you teach me how to draw like that?please!by the way,I am only a 10 year old girl and i am learning drawing on my own.i love your drawings!

  • bitupon deka

    did you have given how to draw the bird??????🤔🤔🤔😞😞😞😞

  • Anthony Lank


  • torilorraine

    I don't like it

  • Janet W

    This is cool….can you use baby oil with polychromus pensils ?


    gr8 one fadil

  • Мария Аксимова

    This is perfect!!!☆☆☆

  • Jaya Dhruvi

    Superb, Keep it up!!!!!!!!……Never seen such a beautiful drawing and shading with pencil colors. I have made so many sketches..but always failed to shade it with pencil colors…..Good bro… Keep it up!!!!!!!

  • Rohit Kumar

    kaon sa pencil colour aap use kr rhe hain?

  • Ahadul Hasan

    Such an awesome artwork

  • Sativa Barrington

    Amazing and absolutely gorgeous. Is there a list available of the colors you used?

  • Sayuri Govender

    Wow that is awesome
    What pencils do you use

  • Sarah Austin

    I am going to draw a bird named…(me excited to hear what he named his bird, but also thinking he should wait until it is colored in so he can see the birds true personality before naming it)….he says the name of the species….ohhhh lol

  • Pixel Gecko

    Yours turned out way better than mine lol

  • DeepsjazzArt

    Which oil u r using here

  • TaM TiRiRi

    how did he blend all the colors? with water?o.o

  • Momo Yaoyorozu

    Thought that stick thing was stabbing through the bird xD

  • Norakmal Mohd

    so cool

  • Techno Singh

    Are you indian

  • Art 4 U

    Can u draw such a painting without baby oil

  • Prems Sanju

    Thts Cool…!! What kind of paper you use.???

  • Sai Sarvani P

    is it a canvas board?

  • AwesomeCatPlayz

    i like the bird so i am going to draw it when i get the colors for the bird

  • Gunslinger

    Please show how you draw the bird please

  • screamingmimi90

    You’re terrific! Thank you!❤️

  • Vedasya Deva

    Hey! Your art work is amazing!! I want to know which colour pencils to get .. prismacolours or polychromos .
    I have checked all the YouTube videos and each artist has thier own opinion and I am in a confused position.
    I am scared about lead breakage of prismacolours but want the colour range of it? Please suggest do you think I can go for prismacolours and not worry about breakage?

  • Aimee Clarke

    Bi flisha

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  • 3D Art 4 You

    I also tried coconut works

  • Hamood Zidjali

    Which oil this is????

  • chivigon cito

    Danm!! coloring can be an art and you sir are good!

  • Sarah Marchuk


  • Наталья Иванова

    What baby oil did you use here? Is it special for pencils? And where does we can buy it?

  • Terry Sarjoo

    Some birds don’t even look as colourful vibrant.

  • Victoria Charkut

    This is really SWEET! My gosh, it's just beautiful. I couldn't sleep and am up at 5:30 am discovering
    your wonderful bird. Thank you so much. Never heard of an electric eraser, if that's what you said.
    Will check it out. Beautiful bird, I love the colour combinations and your tip on erasing before filling in. Thank you.

  • Chillie's Art

    S0 i can use pelikan coloured pencils? I think they are also cool

  • soffy hal your art..

  • Rinka Artastic

    pple say that the coloring will alwats be oily is there anything i can do to prevent that?

  • cattuccino fung

    Absolutely beautiful. Can I use turpenoid instead of baby oil.

  • Linda Stanger

    Beautiful, so colorful.

  • Machindra Shewale.

    Please do this I want to draw and colour to it

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  • Shailesh Mishra

    Amazing!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Musawar shaikh

    Which kind of colours do you use?

  • Buchra Waked

    What kinda paper??


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