Birds Silhouette Painting for Beginners


Each day we are surrounded by sounds of the busy city life- loud vehicle horns, jarring construction drills, blare of loud speakers and the chatter of people. These sounds or more accurately noises, is often the first thing that we wake up to and have become a familiar part of our routines.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, we sometimes forget the quieter and peaceful days of our past. There were days when we used to wake up to the sweet chirping sounds of the birds. The afternoons were calm save an occasional warm breeze and the rustling of the leaves. The birds returned in the evening with soothing melodies to bid adieu to the day. Simple and serene.

While change is inevitable, it’s certainly good to take a break from this hectic city life. To go somewhere away from all these noises and rejuvenate your drained spirit. To reconnect with the sounds of nature and enjoy the wonders that we overlook

Develop this lost connection with nature through painting the world that you see and feel every day. The Mixed Media sketchbook from Menorah will make your painting process more therapeutic. It is 140 GSM thick and perfect for Dry Media like Sakura Pen Art, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastel, Colour Pencils etc and Wet mediums like Acrylics, Gouache, Water Tempera, Poster colour and this 140GSM paper good for watercolour in light wash. Its acid free papers will keep your beautiful paintings intact.


Here are the steps to recreate this birds on branch silhouette painting by @figments_of_a_mediocre_artists


Materials Required

Menorah Mixed Media Sketchbook

Gouache paint                                     

Flat brush

Round brush


Sunset skies

1. Mix pink and orange gouache together

2. Use it paint the first half of the 140GSM paper  with a flat brush

3.Paint the lower half of the 140GSM sketchbook  with lavender colour gouache


4. Blend both colours to get a gradient in between


Silhouette painting of birds

1. Once the paint dries, draw an outline of a tree and a few birds perched on the Mixed media sketchbook A5


 2. With black gouache and a round brush draw and fill in the outline of the silhouette painting


 3. Add some branches and leaves to complete the bird silhouette painting


 Setting sun

 1. For the glowing sun, paint a medium sized circle in orange and a smaller circle within it in yellow

 2. The beautiful and easy silhouette painting is all done!



Painting scenes from nature is mote than mere replication. It is exploring your connection with nature and giving a tangible form to the memories that are etched in your heart. This therapeutic process of storytelling with your paintbrush deserves the best of paper and Menorah sketchbooks will provide that exquisite experience you will cherish. Let our sketchbooks be your trusted companion as you continue to share the beauty of the world.

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