Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Baby Chick" 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 big circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the chick's body. First make four small marks to indicate its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: On the top, right side, draw a small circle as a guide for the chick's head. Make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width, and then connect the marks using curved lines. This circle should be about two- thirds the size of the first one. The edges of the circles should touch.
Step 3: Inside the head, near the middle, draw a curved, sloping line as a guide to help you place the chick's facial features later.
Step 4: On the right side of the head, draw an angled line similar to a greater-than sign as a guide for the chick's beak.
Step 5: Draw a couple of curved lines that connect the two circles to finish the guide for the chick's body. The line at the bottom should be longer and curvier to create a big chest.