How to Draw a European Bee-Eater in Pastel

Skill Level: 1 Beginner
Medium: Pastel Drawing
Subject: Animals
Tutor: Dennis Clark
Class Length: 1 Hour 56 Minutes


Class Description

These European Bee-eaters are migratory birds and are found as far south as South Africa. I believe that they fly non-stop from Europe – no mean feat indeed!  Their plumage is very colourful and you will be painting this one in Soft Pastel.

In the lesson you will learn:

1.  How to simplify the background for effect
2.  How to add the branch and leaves
3.  How to paint the body
4. How to paint the eye


2 reviews for How to Draw a European Bee-Eater in Pastel

  1. Susan P. (verified owner)

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    Great lesson, as always !

  2. Carol Milano (verified owner)

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    This went wrong immediately. Dennis told us to draw the background, which is fine. BUT he drew his background all around the shape of the bird! I had no idea how to outline the bird. That’s why I took this class. Was there a previous session that taught how to outline a bird? Trying to follow all the rest of the lesson, I had a pudgy bird, not resembling the example, and it didn’t match up with Dennis’s guidance because no one ever told me how to draw this bee-eater. A very poorly-planned session. Deeply disappointed.

    • dennis (store manager)

      Hi Carol. Thanks for you comments.
      Just below the tutorial video you will see the “DOWNLOAD REFERENCE PDF’. Did you download it?
      The PDF contains a ton of information as well as the template for outlining the Bee-eater.
      You will see that the session was indeed well planned 🙂

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