How to Draw a Realistic Deer

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

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

Step 1: Start by drawing a small circle and another smaller circle just left of the bottom of it for the head and then add in a larger oval extending down from them for the neck and chest area.

Step 2: After that you'll draw another oval intersecting the left side of the tall oval and then a final oval intersecting that one opposite the circle for the head.

Step 3: Next you'll draw in the face and antlers, erasing the intersecting lines and drawing in the nose and mouth and slightly flattening the sides of the head at the top where the ears will be drawn.

Step 4: Then you'll draw the ears and left front leg directly below the head, erasing the part of the oval that will overlap and drawing in the bottom of the chest area in between the legs.

Step 5: Next draw the right front leg and hoof and add in a curved line for the neck fur from under the mouth to about midway up the chest for the throat.

Step 6: Then you'll draw the other front leg and hoof, making a small curve at the top.

Step 7: Next draw in the first hind leg and hoof, erasing the intersecting line of the last oval.

Step 8: Then draw the other hind leg and hoof barely visible behind the first.

Step 9: Finally, draw in the last of the fur on the hindquarters and by the neck.

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

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