How to Draw a Whitetail

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Whitetail in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

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 Whitetail.

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How to Draw a Whitetail - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a small circular head with a small mouth, nose and eyes.

Step 2: Now draw two small ears on the sides of the head, and add large antlers behind the ears.

Step 3: Add a curved line for the chest and a flatter line to form the back.

Step 4: Now it's time to add two front legs. They are long and end with hooves.

Step 5: Draw a very short tail on the back end of the whitetail.

Step 6: Now draw the belly, and the two hind legs. You're done!

Interesting Facts about the Whitetail

Staying true to its name, the Whitetail Dragonfly does indeed have a white tail – or – at least the males do. The female tails are only brown with white spots. Males are aggressive and territorial, often getting into fights with other males. (Especially during breeding season) They are widespread in North America, where it is easily recognized.

Did you know?

  • It feeds on small insects that are caught in mid air
  • Whitetail adults only live for thirty-six days
  • Females can lay up to one thousand eggs
  • Eggs are laid close to mud clods and vegetation.
  • Migration patterns include the United States and Canada

Lesson Plan Idea – What makes the male Whitetail so defensive? So territorial? Have your class research and share their findings.

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