How To Draw A Deer: Step 9

How to Draw a Deer

Creatives will enjoy learning how to draw a deer in today’s art lesson.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons. It’s useful for very young kids needing extra guidance and are looking to color in a deer.

Draw along with these simple 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing the beautiful creature of the forest.

Enjoy learning how to draw a deer. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some background elements as well. Remember there is a PDF guide at the end of the lesson.


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Deer Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Deer: All Steps

In this article, we will begin with a new piece of paper and learn how to draw a deer in 9 instructive steps. We will notice the shape and size of each part of the deer.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Deer’s Face

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 1

    Let’s start by making small oval shapes for the eyes. Next, form a triangular shape for the nose and two small lines curving upward for the mouth.

  2. Form The Shape Of The Deer’s Head

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 2

    First, outline the shape of the deer’s head then draw a round shape around the deer’s nose and mouth to form its snout. Next, draw two curved lines facing the deer’s eyes.

  3. Add The Ears

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 3

    Add the ears by forming pointed shapes on both sides of the deer’s head as shown.

  4. Attach The Antlers

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 4

    Attach the antlers by drawing the thin pointy shapes on top of the deer’s head.

  5. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 5

    Outline the body by forming the bumpy shape as shown.

  6. Form The Legs

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 6

    Form the deer’s legs by drawing four thin shapes attached to the bottom of the body. Don’t forget to draw the deer’s hooves at the very bottom of each leg by making a small horizontal line.

  7. Attach The Tail

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 7

    Add the deer’s tail by making a pointed shape attached to the body.

  8. Outline The Fur

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 8

    Outline the fur on the underside of the deer’s body by drawing a curved line. Erase parts of the line that overlap with the leg. Make sure to draw a curved line on the tail as well.

  9. Complete The Deer Drawing

    How To Draw A Deer: Step 9

    Now, let’s finish the deer drawing by coloring the inner part of the ear, the fur on the underside of the body, and the snout with a light orange crayon. Next, for the nose, use a black crayon with a light shade of white on top to add some shine. Then, use an orange crayon for the antlers and a dark brown crayon for the hooves. Finally, color the rest of the deer with a brown crayon.

How to Draw a Deer 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 Deer. 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!

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