Children can learn how to draw a chicken by following the images in this easy tutorial.
Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a chicken. This easy chicken tutorial is perfect for younger children looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the art-making process can actually take more time if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.
Art making is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to reference. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Chicken Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will start off with a new piece of paper and discover how to draw a chicken in a series of 6 steps. It’s best if we pay attention to the proportions of each of the drawn parts of the chicken.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Outline The Head
First, outline the shape of the chicken’s head as shown. Form its hackle feathers by drawing a zigzag line at the bottom.
Add The Face
Draw a shaded circle to create its eye. Next, form the pointed shape of its beak. Now, draw the outline of its wattle attached to the beak as shown. Then, add a curvy shape on top of its head to form its comb.
Form The Body
Form the outline of the chicken’s body connected to the bottom of its head.
Attach The Wing And Tail
Draw the bumpy shape of the chicken’s wing and tail as shown in the illustration.
Draw The Legs
Form the two legs of the chicken attached to the bottom of its body. Make sure to emphasize the chicken’s sharp pointed claws.
Complete The Chicken Drawing
Let’s add some color to our chicken drawing. First, use a red crayon to color the comb and wattle. Next, use a yellow crayon to shade the beak and legs. Now, use a light brown crayon to color the feathers on its head, wings and tail. Then, fill in the chicken’s body with a dark brown crayon.
How to Draw a Chicken PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Chicken. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!