Hornbills are a group of fascinating but critically endangered birds that inhabit forests and woodlands of Asia, Africa, and India.

In the video below, I demonstrate my quick technique for creating a detailed drawing by first doing a loose watercolor wash and then adding details with colored pencils.

If you want to follow along with the step-by-step demonstration, you may want to first download the Hornbill Reference Images and create an outline of the bird featured on the first page.

You can learn all about hornbill biology and watch a step-by-step drawing demonstration of creating the graphite pencil outline that we start with in this video by checking out the replay of my online workshop HERE.