How to Draw a Realistic Chicken

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Chicken in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Realistic Chicken - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin with a big circle and then draw two more, a small one on top and a medium sized one on the right.

Step 2: Then draw in the head with the beak, comb and the waddle using the smaller circle, erasing the overlapping lines and drawing the neck and back across the larger circle.

Step 3: Next erase the overlapping lines and draw in the eyes, chest, and the beginning of the legs, leaving a space for the wing under where the tail will be.

Step 4: Then draw the rest of the legs with three toes on each foot and one leg raised.

Step 5: Next draw the wing and the wavy spikes for the feathers around the neck area.

Step 6: Then draw the tail feathers and the wavy bands of feathers across the chest area.

Step 7: Next draw in more spiky tail feathers at the top of the tail.

Step 8: Finally, draw in longer feathers arching from the top of the tail to complete the tail.

Step 9: You have finished the Chicken! Congrats!

How to Draw a Realistic Chicken - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Chicken – Step-by-Step Tutorial