How to Draw A Turkey

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Whether it's Thanksgiving or not, it's always fun to learn how to draw a turkey! Unfortunately for this cute animal, a turkey is always associate with this special holiday ... not a great thing when you know that this bird usually ends up in a plate!

One thing is sure the turkey on this site won't finish in a plate, but on a small piece of paper! I will help you create and sketch a similar version like the one shown below. You will see that this design is easy to create if you follow all six steps carefully. Ready? Let's draw! 

How to draw a turkey

Step 1

Let's start with the creation of a circular shape to illustrate the head. Don't hesitate to making it a little bit larger. This is a cartoon character, so it's always a good idea to exaggerate some aspects of the animal.

How to draw a turkey

Step 2

The body is also created from a circular shape. Make sure this one is slightly smaller than the head. Behind the body and the head, you can draw a long oval shapes to illustrate the feathers.

How to draw a turkey

Step 3

When you are finished with step 2, sketch some wings using curved lines. The feet and the legs are created from small straight lines. Drawing tiny feet can increase the level of cuteness of this fun character. 

How to draw a turkey

Step 4

Cool. It's now time to work on the head. Add two large circles to illustrate the eyes. The beak can be made from a small triangle. Below the mouth, a long oval shape is necessary to illustrate the red wattle. 

How to draw a turkey

Step 5

Finally, you can draw the pupils using small circles. If you want to, you can also illustrate how lighting can affect the pupils with the addition of two small oval shapes. 

How to draw a turkey

Step 6

Nice work. This cartoon turkey is now completely done. If you know how to draw circles, triangles and straight lines, than this lesson should be quite easy to duplicate. 

How to draw a turkey

Hope you had fun learning how to draw a turkey and don't hesitate to try more versions if you are not happy with your first attempt. Remember that drawing is all about practicing! :)

How to draw a turkey


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