Learn How to Draw Bird Feet
When drawing bird feet or anything else for that matter its best to use pencil lines to create the illusion of texture.
Be sure to use shading not outlining to create the edges of the bird and the bird feet. Shading keeps the drawing looking smooth and realistic.
( This image ABOVE of BIRD FEET diagram contains Perching Bird Foot, Grasping Bird Foot, Raptor Foot, and Swimming Bird Foot )
The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds – By John Laws
How To Draw The Birds Foot and Wing
Us a Needed eraser to create highlights in the drawing.
Start with the BIG Picture of the BIRD FOOT and BIRD ITSELF. Posture, Proportion, and angles create the silhouette of the bird. Dark and light values convey its solidity and lighting conditions. Add a little detail at the end and stop before you overwork the drawing itself.
Follow the step in the diagram below to draw the rest of the bird and bird feet naturally. Unlike humans birds don’t really have toes on their feet. To get an idea of how to draw toes visit the next tutorial.