How to Draw Deer

Artist: makangeni / August 29, 2013

Step 1.

Let's start with the head of a female deer. Draw the guide lines like the ones you see in the image. Deers have a very long neck and a rectangle shaped head with large ears.

Step 2.

Draw the forehead, the eye and the eyebrow zone. Do not forget to draw also the long tear duct.

Step 3.

Now draw muzzle, nose and mouth.

Step 4.

Draw the chin and the bottom of the head, then add the ears. In the image they are directed forward but they can easily rotate in other directions.

Step 5.

Draw the neck and you're almost done.

Step 6.

Add details to the deer, in particular, remember that deers have horizontal pupils. Notice also the presence of eyelashes above the eye.

Step 7.

The head of the female deer is done!

Step 8.

Now we'll draw the head of the female deer seen frontally. Notice the triangular shape of the head and the location of the eyes, at the edges.

Step 9.

Draw the eyes and start the outline of the head.

Step 10.

Draw muzzle, nose and mouth.

Step 11.

Draw the forehead and the ears and fur detail inside them.

Step 12.

Add details and pupils.

Step 13.

Here the finished head.

Step 14.

Now it's time to draw a male deer, or stag. Male deers are bigger and heavier than females. They have antlers and long fur on the neck. Draw the guide lines.

Step 15.

Draw eye, forehead and muzzle.

Step 16.

Add the nose and draw the chin and the bottom of the head, then add the ear with details inside it.

Step 17.

Draw the large and branched antlers (go to step 23 for more details about antlers), then draw the long haired neck.

Step 18.

Draw the other ear, then draw shoulders, large and muscular chest, the long forelegs and the hooved feet.

Step 19.

Follow the guide lines to draw the rest of the body, then add the hind leg.

Step 20.

Draw the other hind leg and the short tail.

Step 21.

Add details to the whole figure.

Step 22.

Here the finished stag!

Step 23.

Only the stags have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each year, usually at the end of winter. They are not perfectly symmetrical. In the image you can see the antlers seen from two different points of view: front and side.

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