How To Draw A Rooster: Step 9

How to Draw a Rooster

Have fun learning how to draw a rooster in 9 easy steps.

Kids and beginners alike will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a rooster. This easy rooster tutorial is perfect for young kids looking to learn how to draw.

A rooster is an adult male chicken and a very common farm animal. It’s important to make the connections between these domesticated birds and our food sources.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 30 minutes, but the drawing process can actually take more time if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.

Enjoy learning how to draw a rooster. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details such as a chicken coop or farm in the background.

Let’s get started.


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

This post will instruct you how to draw a rooster. We will draw attention to the shapes of each section and types of contours created making sure that the artwork looks correct.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Form The Head

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 1

    Form the shape of the rooster’s head similar to the illustration. Emphasize the hackle feathers by drawing zigzag lines at the bottom.

  2. Draw The Wing

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 2

    Draw the rooster’s long curving wing attached to the bottom of the hackle feathers.

  3. Create The Body

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 3

    Create the rooster’s body by drawing a pointy rounded shape as shown.

  4. Add The Tail

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 4

    Add the long curving shape of the rooster’s tail connected to its body.

  5. Draw The Face

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 5

    Draw a shaded circle to create the rooster eye. Next, form the pointed shape of its beak as shown.

  6. Attach The Comb And Wattle

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 6

    Now, form the curvy shape of the rooster’s wattle attached to its beak. Then, draw the wavy shape of the rooster’s comb on top of its head.

  7. Add The Legs

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 7

    Add the rooster’s feathery legs by drawing the two shapes connected to the bottom of its body.

  8. Form The Claws

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 8

    Form the rooster’s sharp pointy claws similar to the illustration shown. Don’t forget to draw the rooster’s sharp spurs attached to the back of its legs.

  9. Complete The Rooster Drawing

    How To Draw A Rooster: Step 9

    Let’s use a red crayon to color the rooster’s comb, wattle, and wing. Next, shade the tail, the top part of its legs, and the bottom part of its hackle with a dark blue crayon. Now, color the feathers on its head and body with a brown crayon. Then, use a yellow crayon to shade its beak and claws.

How to Draw a Rooster 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 Rooster. 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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