How to Draw a Sambar Deer

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Sambar Deer in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Sambar Deer.

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

Step 1: Start by drawing the outline of the head, neck, and ears

Step 2: Draw the eye, nose, and mouth. Make a small oval for the eye, a dot for the nose and a tiny line underneath for the mouth

Step 3: Next, draw the back and the antlers. The back is a straight line coming from the neck and the antlers are uneven stick shapes coming from the top of the head. Copy the image exactly

Step 4: Draw the first front leg and hoof. Make the leg coming out from the neck. Separate the hoof with a small vertical line at the end

Step 5: Draw the other front leg and hoof behind the first. Make a line and another vertical line to show the hoof

Step 6: Draw the back leg and hoof and a tail. The back legs are curved and larger and they connect directly with the body

Step 7: To finish, draw the other back leg and hoof behind the first

Interesting Facts about Sambars

Sambers are shaggy-necked deer that live in Australia. They first came from the Middle East, but they introduced to the dry brushy Eastern Highlands. Sambers grow to 25 to 30 centimeters tall and 1 to 3 meters long. They are shades of brown with round ears and grey underbellies. Males grow tall bone-colored antlers that have 3 points. They eat berries, grass, leaves, and buds. All though the deer are found in so many places, scientists have found that their genes change from country to country. This genetic difference can often get it confused with the “Rusa” species of the deer.

Did you know?

  • There are 3 species of Sambers.
  • There are 18 subspecies of Sambers.
  • In captivity, a Samber can live 24 years.
  • 1 of the largest deer in Southeast Asia.
  • Sambers are a popular to hunt in Australia.

Theme: “Meet the Sambers!” Take your class on an introduction to the Sambar Deer. Study the countries the deer are found. With so many subspecies, there is plenty of material for a week. If you live near a zoo take in the deer exhibits. Many zoos around the world showcase Sambers because of their diversity.