The Sparrow Project

Level 3 Intermediate

The Sparrow is an engaging  subject where you will further develop your ability to draw detail accurately.  

In this module you will learn:

  • How to draw the different types of feathers
  • How to get the feathers to look like they are overlapping
  • How to draw the eye and beak
  • How to draw the branch in "free-hand"
  • How to adjust the feet to suit the shape of the new branch
  • What is "counter-tone" and how you can use it to make things stand out         
  • How to break a complex subject down into sections to make it easier to draw    


There is also a bonus reference photo at the end of another gorgeous sparrow for you to draw, so that you can practice what you have learnt - they would make  a nice pair to frame!                

Student reviews:

5 star rating

Enjoyable

Lydia McKechnie

Fun project! It was a real pleasure to draw.

Fun project! It was a real pleasure to draw.

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5 star rating

The Sparrow

Lyndall Rees

Really enjoyed drawing the sparrow -more of these please!

Really enjoyed drawing the sparrow -more of these please!

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What do I need to have done before this?

The following modules need to have been completed before you do this project:

  • KEY UNIT 1 - Getting You Started

  • At least one Level 1 Project

  • PROJECT 2A - The Cat's Eye

What's included in this module?

  1. 1
    • Welcome & Materials List

    • What modules should I have completed before this?

    • PART 1 - The Basic Line Drawing (SHORT DEMO) (incl reference photos)

    • PART 1 - Basic Line Drawing continued (LONG DEMO)

    • PART 2 - The Line Drawing Detail and the Ghosting

    • PART 3 - The Belly Feathers

    • PART 4 - The Lower Wing Feathers (SHORT DEMO)

    • PART 4 - The Lower Wing Feathers continued (LONG DEMO)

    • PART 5 - The Upper Wing Feathers (SHORT DEMO) - including "Counter-Tone" technique

    • PART 5 - The Upper Wing Feathers (LONG DEMO)

    • PART 6 - The Head (SHORT DEMO)

    • PART 6 - The Head continued (LONG DEMO)

    • PART 7 - The Tail

    • PART 8 - The Legs & Branch

    • PART 9 - Final Stage

    • BONUS reference photo - THE SPARROW'S FRIEND!

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