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How To Draw A Chicken (Step By Step)


How To Draw A Chicken (Step-By-Step Instructions)

Drawing a chicken has never been this easy or fun before.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Craft Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Sheet Paper White
  • 1 Marker Black
  • 1 Pack Crayons


  • You need to start with a small circle. Then around your circle, you should use your marker to draw a rigged line that'll be the outer layer of your chicken eye. 
  • From this outer layer, you should draw a line that will curve slightly in the middle of the back of your chicken. Leave this line hanging towards the back of your chicken. Now, move to the front of your chicken head to draw a small beak. Make sure that you don't draw over any new lines. Your beak should be neat and clearly visible. 
  • Just below your beak, you should draw a small wattle. It should look like a small beard once you're done. Now, move on to the top part of your chicken head. You should draw your chicken comb. You don't have to define the points of your chicken comb, a free sketch should be fine. Make your lines a zigzag pattern at the top to show that it's indeed a chicken comb. 
  • Finish drawing the line that you left hanging in step 1. You want to outline the main tail of your chicken. You should give it a bit of character by making the edges a zigzag pattern. Do it carefully so that you don't ruin your drawing. Draw the chicken tail until you reach the middle part of the body of your chicken. When you reach the middle point, draw a line inwards from the tail. There after, carry on with the zigzag pattern towards the bottom part of your chicken's body.
  • Now, you should draw your chicken feet. If you're worried about messing up your drawing, you're not alone. Just carefully draw three claws. Don't make them too short. It's okay if they aren't shaped regularly, they're for clawing food anyway. 
  • From the feet, you should carry on with drawing the line that outlines the body of your chicken. Go back to the chicken tail, and draw a line towards the middle of your chicken body. This should highlight your chicken wing. Now, you should complete the body of your chicken by drawing a line from the edges until it reaches the wattle of your chicken. 
  • It's time for you to draw the hackles of your chicken. You should use a sharp zigzag pattern to make sure that you can separate the hackles from the wattle and the rest of the body. Make sure that you don't draw over any lines or smudge your marker in the process. Your chicken should look more like a chicken by now. Make sure that you close any lines that are left out.
  • Use your marker to highlight the eye area. Then you should take your colorful pencils to make your chicken look attractive. Use a brown pencil for your beak and chicken feet, a red one for the wattle and comb. You can leave the rest of your chicken the same color as your white paper. 


You should follow this step-by-step guide to make sure that you learn an easy drawing technique that you’ll love. 
Keyword Chicken Drawing, How to draw a chicken
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