This tutorial will help you learn to draw a cartoon deer. There is no doubt that this adorable animal is loved by everyone! But not for the same reasons.
Some think they are cute and gracious while others prefer to hunt them down in order to create a delicious meal out of them! Whatever your reason is for loving this animal, let's try to draw one without trying to eat it! You can start with the video version below or scroll down to enjoy the written tutorial.
First, draw the head of your deer by placing a circle on the left of your page. You can also add a rectangle to illustrate the jaw of your animal.
Next, draw a long rectangle with a slight angle to form the neck. Sketch two small rectangle on top of the head to create the ears. For the horns, just draw some line for now.
The body, the tail and the legs are created with rectangles. The tail should be small and higher than the body. The legs are made in four steps. The middle part will be larger (for the knees) and the bottom part should be bigger, to create the hoof.
Let's refine the outline of our deer! The head and the neck are similar to the ones of a horse. You can draw the head in two parts just like illustrated above.
Finish the head by sketching the eyes, the nose and the ears. You can also work on the horns to make them more realistic.
Now the body! The legs should be long but thin and delicate. Also, don't make the body too big. Deers are small animals after all.
Finish working on the body by adding some lines to create the upper part of the back leg. You can also sketch the tail more accurately. Finally, add the two legs on the far side of the deer.
Wow! A nice cartoon deer made with simple shapes! And don't worry if your first attempt doesn't meet your expectations! Drawing such an animal isn't always easy! But if you practice, persevere and stick to it, then no doubt that one day, drawing a perfect deer will be a ride in the park for you!