How to Draw a Deer

Hello, little artists! Are you ready to explore the enchanting world of forest creatures? Today, we’ll be learning how to draw a deer.

These elegant and gentle animals are known for their distinctive antlers and graceful movements.

Join us on this artistic journey as we guide you step by step in creating a captivating deer drawing.

final drawing-how to draw a deer

Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloring Supplies

Perfect For:

  • Kids
  • Newbies

How to Draw a Deer

Easy Deer Drawing – Step by Step Tutorial

Let’s outline the forehead, mouth and neck of the deer.

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With a diagonal line and tiny curved line, form the back of the deer’s neck.

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Now add the lower part of its horn.

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With a curved shape, continue to form the horn of the animal.

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Continue to form the antelope’s horn with this little curved shape.

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Now draw a small straight line.

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Now draw a curved line and connect to the straight line to fully form the deer’s horn.

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Now draw a long curved line to depict the deer’s back until its hindquarters.

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Now with two rectangular shapes, outline the animal’s front feet.

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And then, outline its belly and back foot.

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Draw another back foot.

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Now with a little circle, add the animal’s eye and with the shape below, outline the animal’s neck fur design.

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Now, draw the deer’s left horn.

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Lastly, add a curved line to form its short tail.

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Excellent work! You’ve now mastered how to draw a deer. Your final drawing should look like the sketch on the right.

Now, it’s time to add some colors to complete the drawing and make it more realistic. Keep practicing and enjoy more of our engaging drawing tutorials.

final sketch-how to draw a deer

πŸ‘‡ Don’t Forget to Check Other Animals of the Cervidae Family πŸ‘‡

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About the Deer

The deer is the original “mixed bag” animal.

On one hand, it will charm you with its grace and elegance. It has a gentle or even friendly manner, and is fascinating to watch.

Deer are also fascinating by their own right: they have the most diverse diet of any land mammal in North America, including such things as bark and tree leaves. And because deer eat so many plants that humans consider weeds, they act as a sort of natural weed-control service for farmers who share their habitats.