How To Draw a Deer

how to draw a deer

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Deer in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a deer. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step of the how to draw a deer tutorial. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a simple and easy deer drawing!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Deer drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about deer you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Deer have excellent senses of smell, hearing, and vision and can run swiftly through forests and fields.
  • Males grow large antlers annually made of bone that are shed each winter, while females do not grow antlers.
  • Different species include white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose, reindeer and more inhabiting various ecosystems.
  • They communicate through scent glands, body language, and vocalizations like snorts or barks.
  • Deer eat plants, flowers, leaves, fruits and berries in wooded and open areas where they live.
  • Young deer, called fawns, have spotted coats for camouflage and stay hidden while mothers forage.
  • Antlers are used by males in competitive sparring and territorial disputes during rutting season.
  • Some deer live in large herds while others lead more solitary lives depending on species and location.
  • Predators like wolves, bears, mountain lions and humans hunt deer as prey.
  • Due to adaptability, some deer species have flourished in numbers but others face threats to shrinking habitats.

How To Draw a Deer – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the head of the deer.

how to draw a deer

Step 2: Draw the front of the deer’s body.

how to draw a deer

Step 3: Now you can draw the back end of the deer.

how to draw a deer

Step 4: Draw some face detail, tail and the last leg.

how to draw a deer

Step 5: Sketch in a buck deer’s antlers.

how to draw a deer

Step 6: Draw the face details, and add more to the huge rack of antlers.

how to draw a deer

Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Deer, consider adding some shading or coloring to make your buck deer look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your deer drawing.

how to draw deer


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Deer! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a deer is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another forest dwelling animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Raccoon?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Raccoon.

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