How to Draw a Magpie

Magpies are striking birds known for their black and white plumage and long tails. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a magpie so that you can capture its unique appearance on paper. From creating the bird’s distinctive shape to adding intricate details such as feathers and the tail, we’ll show you every step of the way.


Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloring Supplies

Perfect For:

  • Kids
  • Newbies

How to Draw a Magpie

  • Draw a rounded body shape for the magpie.
  • Add a smaller, rounded head connected to the body with a short neck.
  • Draw a short, strong beak on the head.
  • Add a round eye on the head.
  • Sketch two thin legs with sharp claws, extending from the bottom of the body.
  • Draw two wings on each side of the body, with feather details.
  • Add a long, fan-shaped tail at the back of the body.
  • Include shading, patterns, and colors (such as black, white, and sometimes iridescent blue or green) to make the magpie look more realistic.

Easy Magpie Drawing for Kids – Step by Step Tutorial

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Excellent work! You’ve now learned how to draw a magpie. Keep practicing to refine your technique and create even more stunning magpie drawings.


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About the Magpie

Magpies are black and white birds found in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are considered to be intelligent birds and often live near human settlements. Magpies have long tails and a black and white plumage.