Cardinal Drawing

Create your cute cardinal drawing with this easy step by step tutorial. With all of our drawings we recommend you start with a pencil and draw lightly. That way you can easily erase and fix any mistakes you make. While all of our guides are meant to be beginner friendly mistakes will happen. Wait until the last step before the coloring to go back over your lines.

Draw a cardinal in 6 easy steps

Ready to draw your cute cardinal? Get a piece of paper, pencil and ideally a good eraser out. 

Additionally, you might want to have colored pencils, markers, or crayons to color in your finished drawing. If you are feeling real artsy you can always bring out the paint to really make your cardinal unique. 

Step 1 : Draw the outline of the cardinals head and face

Draw the outline of the head and face step 1

Step 2 : Draw part of the outline for the cardinals body

Draw part of the cardinals body step 2

Step 3 : Add the right wing

Add the right wing step 3

Step 4: Draw the face of your cardinal

Draw the face of your cardinal step 4

Step 5 : Finish your drawing by adding the tail feathers and the birds feet

Finish your drawing by adding the tail feathers and birds feet step 5

Step 6 : Have fun coloring in your cute cardinal drawing

We hope you enjoyed this easy step by step guide. Now we hope you will check out some of our other easy drawing tutorials. 

Here are some of our other drawing guides to follow along with. 

How to draw a French BulldogBunnyButterfly, and a Bird.

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