The Dodo: A classically comical bird, with a funny shaped beak, and is not so hard to convert into a cartoony character.
Step 1: The Base
Draw a large circle and a larger oval further down, like so.
MAKE SURE TO DRAW LIGHTLY.
Step 2: The Base
Draw two curved lines connecting the circle and oval, this will be the neck. Draw a rounded triangle on the far end of the oval, this will be the tail.
Step 3: The Base
Draw two ovals at the base of the oval with two short, slightly curved lines attached.
Step 4: The Head
Draw a curved, toucan like beak on the circle.
Step 5: The Head
Draw two small circles on the very edge of the larger circle above the beak.
Step 6: The Head
Add two tiny circles or dots in the centre of the small circles and remove the line of the circle over the beak.
Step 7: The Legs
Fill out the lines at the base to form legs and feet with two claws at the front and a tiny back claw.
Step 8: The Tail
Draw three curved triangles to the tail to form feathers. Remove the lines.
Step 9: The Wings
Draw a skewed small oval and a rounded triangle shape near the centre of the body.
Step 10: The Wings
Add some spiky feathers and remove any unnecessary base lines on the wings. Draw a lump on the front of the large oval for the right hand wing.
Step 11: The Legs
Clean up the legs and add tiny feathers on the base of the small ovals.
Step 12: Details
Add details to the beak and feathers on the back of the neck. Clean up any stray base lines.
Step 14: And Colour!
Think up new colouring styles and details to create your own dodo cartoon character!