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Two Methods:A Cartoon DeerA Traditional DeerCommunity Q&A

Deer can be found everywhere, from a silhouette on a road sign to a painting of a nature scene. This simple tutorial will teach you how to draw one.

Method 1 A Cartoon Deer 1 Draw the head. Sketch in two circles, a large one and a small one. Connect the two circles with a line, like so. Put in some guidelines for the eyes, nose and mouth.

How to Draw a Deer

2 Create two ovals for the ears and smaller ovals within those for the inner ears. In front of that, draw two small triangles for the horns. (Antlers can be difficult to draw, so we’ll hold off on them for now.)

How to Draw a Deer
How to Draw a Deer

3 Draw an oval for the neck and connect that with a slanted, much larger oval for the body. The deer’s body should not end up as an oval, so don’t worry if your oval here isn’t flawlessly shaped. In fact, if you want to curve your oval so it looks more realistic, go ahead.

How to Draw a Deer

4 For the front legs, draw two ovals for each and connect them to two thin long rectangles. For the back legs, draw a much larger oval connected to two long, thin rectangles. Draw in triangles for the hooves. (Refer to the illustration for the placing of each shape.)

How to Draw a Deer

5 Draw the tail. You should sketch it in a manner similar to what’s shown, but it’s up to you how long it should be.

How to Draw a Deer

6 Sketch in the eyes and snout. Be careful especially with the eyes, making them almond shaped but not too small (unless you’re going with the “deer in headlights” look) with discernible pupils.

How to Draw a Deer

7 Outline the whole image and erase guidelines. Be very careful with this step, since you don’t want to erase any lines that you actually need.

How to Draw a Deer

8 Color your drawing. Put in some shadows and shading, and add a background. Method 2 A Traditional Deer

How to Draw a Deer

1 Draw a small vertical oblong for the deer’s head. Draw a bigger horizontal oblong for the deer’s body.

How to Draw a Deer

2 Draw using straight lines that connect these two oblongs using straight lines and simple shapes – trapezoids and rectangles. Draw details for the hoof.

How to Draw a Deer

3 Draw curves around the horizontal oblong to resemble the deer’s body. Draw the tail!

How to Draw a Deer

4 Draw a cross-section at the small oblong. Draw the ears. Draw curve lines to provide framework for the antlers.

How to Draw a Deer

5 Draw the details of the deer’s face – the eyes, mouth, and nose.

How to Draw a Deer

6 Draw the antlers using curve but solid lines.

How to Draw a Deer

7 Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary sketches. Refine the drawing to resemble a real deer.

How to Draw a Deer

8 Color to your liking with browns and light browns!

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