Today I’ll be showing you how to draw a deer! Deer are iconic woodland creatures and are absolutely beautiful. The also happen to be very fun to draw! So grab your pencils and let’s learn how to draw a deer!
To get our deer started, we are first going to have to draw a small circle to place the head, and a large oval shape beneath that to give us a base for the deer’s body.
Next, draw two lines connecting the head and body to form the deer’s neck. Also, to the left of the circle, draw the deer’s snout with a small line for the mouth.
Erase your overlapping lines, and now we will draw the deer’s two front legs. The legs are thickest near the body and end at a narrow point near the ground.
Repeat the previous step to draw the deer’s rear legs. As you can see in the image, the rear legs are much wider near the body than the front legs. Also, draw a small tail hanging down behind the deer.
Next, draw a wide nose at the end of the deer’s snout, and two small almond-shaped eyes.
Antlers can be a little tricky… the simplest way to begin is to draw two branch-like lines on top of the deer’s head.
Now, outline the branch-like lines to thicken them, which will give your deer a gorgeous set of antlers!
Draw two large ears on each side of the deer’s antlers, and we are also going to map out the white parts of the fur near the deer’s stomach, throat, tail and nose.
I’m jumping around a bit, but we can’t forget the hooves! To get the shape right, think of the shape of a fortune cookie… or a pie with one slice cut out!
All that’s left to do now is to give out deer some color. Deer are mostly brown with a few white accents. And there you have it, he’s all done! I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw a deer with me. If you did, be sure to stop back for plenty more tutorials. Happy drawing!