How To Draw a Turkey

how to draw a turkey

In this bird drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Turkey in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the simple Turkey. Follow along with the drawing guide below by drawing the red portion of each of the six steps, super easy! You’ll have a turkey drawing before you can say, “What’s for Thanksgiving dinner!?!”

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

  • Everybody knows that turkeys gobble gobble, but they also “cluck” and “purr” – especially the male turkeys.
  • An adult turkey has between 5000 – 6000 feathers on their body!
  • Mature male turkeys are known as Toms, these are the larger turkeys that fan their huge tail feathers and push up their chest feathers.
  • Young turkeys, known as poults, love to eat insects, but by the time they reach four weeks of age they develop a taste for plants and seeds.
  • Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey was a “bird of courage” and considered it as an option for the United States national symbol instead of the bald eagle.

How To Draw a Turkey – Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the turkey’s neck and gobble.

how to draw a turkey

Step 2: Draw the turkey’s beak and chest next.

how to draw a turkey

Step 3: Now you can draw most of the main body and add wing feathers.

how to draw a turkey

Step 4: Draw in more feathers and the feet of the turkey.

how to draw a turkey

Step 5: Sketch the spread out tail feathers and the eye of the turkey.

how to draw a turkey

Step 6: Finally, draw in the detail of the pretty tail feathers.

how to draw a turkey

Well Done, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Turkey, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your Turkey look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your turkey drawing.

turkey drawing


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Turkey! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly 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 Turkey is with practice…Gobble…practice!

Are you looking for another bird to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw another fowl, a CHICKEN?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Chicken

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