Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Chicken (Hen)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the front part of the hen's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw the guide for the second half of the hen's body by first making a small mark on the right. Then connect the mark to the circle using curved lines so that it forms a big arc. The final combined shape should be similar to an egg. In this case, the egg came before the chicken!
Step 3: On the top, left side, draw a small circle as a guide for the chicken's head. This circle should be about one-fifth the size of the first one. Don't draw the circle too high up, otherwise the hen's neck will be too long.
Step 4: Inside the head, draw two intersecting lines to help you place the hen's facial features later.
Step 5: To the left of the head, draw a small arc as a guide for the hen's beak.