First.. where are we going? Isn't this bird on a wire fun? This exhibit challenged out of one's normal box thinking, so I'm returning to a fusing process with minimal surface tension. This will make sense as we move forward.
First a simple line drawing the size you wish our piece to be. A simple contour drawing is fine. One could easily use a coloring book like outline for this or clip art.
Since I intend this to be a fusing process where light fusible web goes on the backside of fabric, we need a reversal drawing of this presently left facing birdie. This happens on a light box or window with the original drawing turned upside down. ( I know one could also scan their drawing into photoshop or the like and mirror the drawing) Do whatever works for you. We are woking here on a light box... the drawing turned over, and still with perfect visibility of the drawing on the front.
Now a layer of freezer paper (shiny side down) atop the drawing. It's not quite as bright as the previous drawing but will be easy to exactly trace with a ultra fine permanent marker.
I decided I might also mark each area with the fabric colors I intended.