Find out how to draw a robin by following along with this engaging drawing guide.
Grab some art supplies and follow along with these simple 6 drawing steps. You will learn the fundamentals for drawing a robin.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This goes perfectly with crayons. It’s perfect for very young kids in the need of extra guidance and are looking to color in a robin.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Robin Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will learn how to draw a robin with basic drawing tools. Pay attention to the various sizes and shapes contained in the example drawing of the robin. The lines in each step is outlined in blue so you can easily see the current shapes that you will be creating.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Body
First, outline the robin’s body by drawing an egg shape.
Add The Feathery Wings And Tail
This bird has feathery wings. Overlap the wing on the right side of the oval shape and add feather details into it. Then, we will add the tail at the bottom right of the wings.
Draw The Head
Then, draw the head by creating an inverted U shape at the top of the body and wings.
Add The Eyes And Beak
The bird is standing sideways so we will add the beak and the eyes on the left side of the head.
Draw The Feet
Add the robin’s feet at the bottom. This bird has small, thin legs and feet.
Complete The Drawing
The robin’s chest feathers are known for being a rusty red-orange color. Use your crayons and do not be afraid to get creative!
How to Draw a Robin PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Robin. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
The American Robin
The American Robin is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is a year-round resident throughout most of North America, although it can be found as far south as northern South America.
The American Robin has a stout body, short wings and tail, and large round head with distinctive red or orange breast. The male’s breast ranges from bright orange to deep brick-red; the female’s is usually more yellowish (although these colors can vary greatly depending on region).
The American Robin has dark brown eyes and a “bobbing” motion when it walks on the ground. It yanks its lengthy bill back into its body like an accordion when feeding on insects.
Talk about an early bird! It is common to see robins digging up earthworms from lawns across North America. A popular bird, the Robin is known for its orange breasts, cheerful song, and early appearance at the start of spring.
In the morning, more earthworms are eaten by the robin, while in the afternoon, more fruit is eaten. Due to the fact that robins forage largely on lawns, they are at risk for pesticide poisoning and can be an important indicator of chemical pollution.