How to Draw a Blue Bird With Color Pencils – The Blue Bird Tale


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will draw a blue bird. As usual with lose strokes we
sketch the general shape of the body. I am using a blue pencil of those
that can be erased, In case I make mistakes [smiles]. Once we have the general sketch,
we can define it better, correct it and work on the detail. Very good! The eye goes a little bit further
forward, and slightly bigger, like so. That is better. We leave a reflection in it, and
we start with the shading. With a darker blue, we do these
areas that are either in shade or that have darker feathers. With the black we fill in the eye
except for the reflection. That reflection gives life and personality to the bird.
As you see we can layer and mix different tones of blue,
to get to the one we want. We can do some little dark lines
in the middle of the lighter area, to indicate some feathers of this tone. This drawing was inspired on the
story of the blue bird. I´m not sure if you know it. It is about two kids, the son
and daughter of a lumberjack, they escape and go off on a quest
seeking the blue bird of happiness… as the girl feels sad because
they are poor, on their quest they´re accompanied by their
loyal dog, a cat and other characters. They go through
the kingdom of the past where they have to face their fears,
also trespassing a cemetery, then they end up in a forest
where the old oak, leader of all the trees, wants revenge
as they are the son and daughter of the lumberjack. They managed
to escape, thanks to the loyal dog and enter the palace of Mr. and Mrs. Richess. There they find everything
they have wanted, toys, clothing, servants, abundant dinners, all that they
didn´t have at home, but still they feel lonely and unhappy. Then they go to the realm of the future,
where they have other adventures and then with a full circle, they find the blue bird of happiness at their own home,
where it had always been. Happiness is always within us,
although sometimes is tricky to catch it. If you enjoyed it please
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on Tuesday 🙂 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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