Animal Drawing: Roadrunner

The legendary Roadrunner is famous for its distinctive appearance, its ability to eat rattlesnakes and its preference for scooting across the American deserts. The Roadrunner is a large, black-and-white, mottled ground bird with a distinctive head crest. It has strong feet, a long, white-tipped tail and an oversized bill. When the Roadrunner senses danger or is traveling downhill, it flies, revealing short, rounded wings with a white crescent. But it cannot keep its large body airborne for more than a few seconds, and so prefers walking or running (up to 17 miles per hour). Our lesson uses The Roadrunner to develop texture and dimension.
Materials; heavy weight drawing paper, sketching pencils, colored pencils or pastel chalk.

Step #1: Draw light guidelines down the center and across the middle of your page. Draw a oval for the body and another smaller one for the head. 

Step #2: Draw the eyes, beak and head feathers.

Step #3: Draw the tail feathers and the wing.

Step #4: Draw legs and talons. Give the feathers on the wings.

Step #5: Draw in background, add cactus, mountains and add your own details. Have fun and be creative.

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