How To Draw A Deer Head

How To Draw A Deer Head

Drawing a deer head can be daunting and overwhelming. But, by following a few basic steps, you’ll have a beautiful piece of artwork you can be proud of. Here’s what you need to know to start on your way to creating a magnificent piece of artwork and to help you perfect your deer-drawing skills.

1. Visualize the Object You’re Painting

Before you start drawing, take a few moments to give yourself an idea of what a deer’s head looks like. The better you can imagine the creature you’re drawing, the easier it will be to capture the necessary details and achieve the desired result. Think of things like the shape of the muzzle, the antlers, and the face to help you bring your drawing to life.

2. Start With Basic Shapes

Now take your pencil and think about the simplest forms that are used to create the object. Start by drawing a circle for the head and two antlers. This will give you a base to work with and help you to establish an outline for the rest of the drawing. Add two circles for the eyes and two for the nostrils. Don’t think too much about details yet—just start with basic shapes.

3. Define Contours and Proportions

Once your outline is established, you can start to define its contours. To do this, lightly sketch the surface of the deer’s head. Think of the forehead as a triangle, the cheeks as curves, and the neck as a long line. When you are comfortable with the shape of the head and its details, don’t forget to mark the position of the eyes, ears and antlers.

4. Add the Final Touches

The final step is adding the finer details. Carefully draw the detail of the muzzle and the knotted fur on the head. Delicately place the small feathery spots as well as the thin antlers. Step back and look at your work. Don’t be afraid to brush away lines that don’t work or to correct mistakes. You’ve already done most of the work and the end result will be worth the time and effort.

5. Don’t Stop Now!

Remember, practice makes perfect. If you don’t get it right on the first try, don’t worry. Just take a few days to study and observe more pictures of deer heads. Then come back and try again. Each time you draw a deer head, it’ll get easier. So don’t give up if you don’t get it right the first time, keep practicing and soon you’ll be able to create a breathtakingly realistic deer head!

Robert Ortiz is an artist who has been writing about art and design for over ten years. His writing focuses on the creative process of art, from the conceptual to the material, and highlights its importance in our daily lives. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has also attended other prestigious art schools like Savannah College of Art and Design. He has a passion for exploring the boundaries between fine art, design, commercial work, and technology. His work extends to social media campaigns, website development, magazine articles, video tutorials and more.

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