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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HOW TO DRAW A CHICKEN


I love to draw cats. 
 
Cats are really just a bunch of circles and triangles. 

  
Meet Pekoe.

 

Pekoe is two circles, and two triangles.

Okay now. 
To draw a chicken, you first draw a cat: 
Next, you have to decide whether you really want to draw a chicken.
Whichever route you take, you're pretty much there.




Chickens are made up of a bunch of circles and triangles, just like cats. 


Marky is, too, for that matter.  
But don't tell him I said so.


You can do a quick sketch, 

or you can spend some more time with that pencil.

Here's my elegant Daisy.


There. She's shaping up.






And next, we have a nice Lucy shape:


Don't forget the flip-side of the chicken :


What's up...?


If you're getting discouraged, look for an easier subject:


And if you're getting chicks this spring,


look for those circles: 

Fun thing about chicks and Silkies ---there are no lines... 


Just fluff.


Grab a pencil and give it a try! And then share your sketches on my Scratch and Peck Facebook Page.

Happy sketching!

-Lauren




30 comments:

  1. you are fab. and i love your art. can't wait to buy your book. finally getting my chicks and maybe some big girls very, very soon :)

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  2. Goats. You didn't mention goats.

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  3. I think I'll give it a try but you make it look easier than it really is. That's an artist for you!

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  4. Thank you Lauren! I've been wanting to learn how to draw a chicken!!!!

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  5. Oh Yay! Now, I can try to draw chickens in my chicken coop! Love your blog!

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  6. I agree you make it look easier than it really it is. I love how you capture their characters. Your sketches are so much fun.It's great to see how they take shape.

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  7. This is a wonderful post - thank you so much it has made my day

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  8. Fantastic. This is my favourite blog ever.

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  9. Another awesome post, Lauren! This is my favorite blog, too!!!!!!

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  10. So love this and how fortunate that it's vacation week. Sending the girls out with pad and paper this afternoon.

    Many thanks for a terrific post Lauren!

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  11. I love this so much I can't stand it. I've been drawing ugly chickens everywhere and people keep on asking what the scribbling is! Wait till they see them now. :)

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  12. Im going to try drawing my chickens this weekend! Thank you!!

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  13. You make me smile, Lauren. I'm going to give this a try right now! :D

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  14. Oh, Thank you for this post! You make it look so simple!

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  15. You make it seem so easy! I am definitely not an artist, but I think I will give sketching a try now. Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  16. I have always wondered how you do it. Think I will give it a try : )

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  17. you are the mistress of drawing! love them all.

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  18. Ha! I have wondered for a good while how you managed to draw all these fun and interesting chicken sketches! Thanks for the Art Lesson!
    ~ Lynda

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  19. I love this! Now I have to find me a pencil :)

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  20. This is almost too much cute and awesome all in one! What a fun "tutorial" thanks!

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  21. We have a cat like Pekoe... Her name is Chloe. She has what we call a "dunlop"... As in, "Her belly "donlopped" over the back of the couch... LOL!

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    1. I laughed so hard I almost lost my tea! Oh, that was hysterical.

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  22. So that's how you do it!! I've always wondered how you'd draw Stupid, my ugly rooster. :)

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  23. I love cats and now thanks to you I love chickens too.

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  26. This is a brilliant post to follow and funny too, I'm going to give this a go, thank you Lauren!

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  27. I stumbled upon this in a Google search and I must say... THANK YOU! I have FINALLY gotten the gist of chicken-drawing! Brilliant tutorial, thank you so much!

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