Young artists will enjoy learning how to draw love birds with 6 simple steps.
With 6 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy making their own love birds on paper. Also included is a printable version of this love birds drawing lesson.
Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw a love birds.
Finally learn to draw your very own birds by following this lesson at your own speed. Have fun!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw Love Birds Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This post will instruct you how to draw love birds. We will draw attention to the shapes of each section and variety of contours drawn ensuring that the drawing looks correct.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Outline The Body
Using your pencil, draw two semicircles in the middle of your paper. The left circle will overlap the right circle.
Draw The Heads
Then, draw curves above each of the bases. The heads are shaped like our thumbs.
Add The Eyes And The Beaks
The love birds are facing each other so we are going to draw their beaks in the middle. In our drawing the right beak will be drawn higher than the left. Next, draw the eyes near the middle of each head.
Draw The Branch And The Feet
Their feet are wrapped around a branch, similar to the demonstration. Draw this as best as you can!
Add Wings And Tails
Do not forget to include the wings on each side and their tails below their feet.
Complete Your Drawing
The color of lovebirds are mostly green and red, with some shades of oranges. Enjoy using some bright colors to finish your drawing!
How to Draw Love Birds PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw Love Birds. 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!
Birds of Affection
Love birds is the popular name for Agapornis Parrots. There are 9 species of these parrots in total and they are all small and very colorful with plenty of bright green feathers! These birds earned their name “love bird” because they are incredibly social and affectionate.
Lovebirds are native to the forests and savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar but can be found elsewhere now.
It is not uncommon for breeding pairs of lovebirds to feed each other after a long separation or stressful period. This feeding technique is reminiscent of the affection we feel for our partners, hence the name of the parrots.
The lovebird lives in holes in trees, rocks, and shrubs in the wild. Nests of some species are built in groups, whereas those of others are built by paired individuals away from the flock. The can use anything from a tree to a crevice in a building in urban settings.
How to Draw Love Birds
Step 1: Form the Branch
First, draw two horizontal lines to form a branch.
Step 2: Add Leaves
Outline the leaves by drawing pointed oval shapes. Then, add a line in the middle of each leaf as shown.
Step 3: Outline the Love Birds
Outline the bodies of the love birds by drawing lines a shown in the illustration
Step 4: Attach the Wings and Tails
To attach the wings and tails of the love birds, first draw elongated shapes for the wings. Then, add two diagonal lines with a bumpy line attached to the bottom for the tails.
Step 5: Draw the Beaks and Claws
Draw the beaks of the love birds by making a pointed shape on its head. Next, add the claws by creating curved shapes facing downwards attached to the branch.
Step 6: Complete the Love Birds Drawing
Let’s finish the love birds drawing by first creating a silhouette by shading the branch, leaves and love birds black. Add highlights to the silhouette by shading the edges of the black portions with a white crayon. Finally, create a sunset background using red, orange, yellow, and white crayons.
Now Try Drawing This:
Add some depth to our love birds illustration by forming a silhouette of trees below the branch.