How To Draw A Chicken
How To Draw A Chicken
Have you ever wanted to exceed in your artistic abilities? Well, now is your chance! In this video, Lyn Stone, a children's book illustrator from London, provides an excellent guide to drawing a cockerel. Starting with simple shapes and moving on to more detailed instructions, you begin to bring your drawing to life. Step by step, with the help of this video, you can teach yourself how draw this lifelike cockerel!
I'm going to show you how to draw a cockerel. For this, you will need a pencil and always have a handy rubber. First of all, we need to create a basic circle shape and next to that shape, we want to create an oval.
At the moment, these shapes don't really make much sense but they will eventually. Then, we need to link them with a line. Then, we need to make the bottom line like so.
Then, we need to add a small tapering oval shape about here. Then, we need to add, I guess it's a kind of half oval shape is the best way to describe it, to the top, like so, then, a very, very small circle to the top of that. Then, we need to connect those two lines and put in a very basic shape there for the moment.
Now, coming down here, we need to draw a basic shape of a foot. It's really basic because we are actually going to refine it at a later stage. Now, we need to show another leg and again do a sort of basic spade shape for the feet.
Now, we are going to refine it a lot more. We are going to give our cockerel his tail using the original circular shape we created at the top of the guide. These are just representing the feathers in the back of the chicken on this.
It's already beginning to look chicken shaped. Then we need to come about a wing in here and a few fancy feathers here. They're quite pretty cockerels, I think.
Now, we need to just indicate the shape of the eye and we need to add the crown. I would do a basic shape to start with and then work within that shape. We've got sort of a frilly top to the crown.
Then you need to add the beak, then, we add the top part of the beak. He's busy doing his morning song, so we put his mouth open. Then, we have the little sacks underneath, which we'd already drawn in earlier.
Let's define this a little bit more since we've kind of lost it. We need to concentrate a little more on the feet. We need to divide it up at the bottom.
We need to shape there. We are going to add more detailing in a while. I'm just getting the basic shapes in position at the moment.
We'll do more detailing later. I want to just get the tops of the legs in. Then we are going to add a few hints of feathers running down.
Now, we need to do a little more with the face because there is quite a lot going on the face of the cockerel. A lot of them have a coloured mark about here on the face. You want to get that in and connect on the top more.
We are nearly there, actually. Next, we need to add some detailing to the front of the legs. Now, let's get these feet quite right, they've got a circular end to them.
You could draw circles to get those looking right. Now, what we need to do is rub out some of our guid lines because they're kind of distracting us from seeing our cockerel at the moment. So just from those simple shapes, we have our cockerel.
Have you ever wanted to exceed in your artistic abilities? Well, now is your chance! In this video, Lyn Stone, a children's book illustrator from London, provides an excellent guide to drawing a cockerel. Starting with simple shapes and moving on to more detailed instructions, you begin to bring your drawing to life. Step by step, with the help of this video, you can teach yourself how draw this lifelike cockerel!.