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How To Draw A Chick

This quick sketch tutorial will show you how to draw a chick in just a few simple steps.

All you need to start is a piece of paper, a 2B pencil, an eraser and you're good to go!

Chick Drawing

As we all know, chicks are fluffy little characters and they are light yellow in color. A chick is a baby chicken.

Assuming you have seen a chick, let's say you are trying to do a chick drawing from memory. Here's an illustration to show you a simple memory trick.

Please excuse my rough examples, I had to make my lines dark for the purpose of this demonstration. (You will need to use light lines.)

I did individual drawings for each step of this exercise, so I apologize that they are all different sizes.

Drawing From Memory

Ok, you ask yourself, how to draw a chick? Follow this simple process and adapt this idea to all drawings from memory.

    Chick Drawing Step 1

  1. Draw 2 circles overlapping each other.
  2. The circle for the head should sit slightly to the right.

    The circle that represents the body should be more oval than round.

    Chick Drawing Step 2

  3. Using strokes to represent feathers, join these circles together.
  4. At this stage, it's a good idea to erase where the 2 circles overlap.

    If you like, you can add in some lines to give extra "body" to the chick.

    This is from your memory, so let your lines flow!

    Chick Drawing Step 3
  5. Add the wing.
  6. Just draw a curve from the middle of the body circle to the outside.

    Join the top side of the wing to the body with some light strokes.

    Chick Drawing Step 4
  7. Add the beak about half way down the head circle.
    (Draw a line out from within the circle, then create the beak.)
  8. Draw in the eye, like the shape of a seed.

    The eye sits just in from the top of the beak.

    Chick Drawing Step 5
  9. Nearly finished!
  10. Just add the legs.

    This is easy, it's side on so we only draw one leg and just show a couple of toes from the other foot.

    Extend the body down to meet the legs.

    I've left this final sketch as a rough draft.

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Final Tips

To finish off, sketch in some carefully placed feather lines, here and there.

Remember to keep your lines light so you can erase the ones you don't want to keep.

On the other hand, if you want to, you can leave all of your lines in, it gives this little sketch a lot of character.

Don't forget to sign and date your sketch!

You may well come up with a better idea on how to draw a chick so I hope I can provide some inspiration in that area.

The Result

My Chick Drawing

This is my baby chick drawing, that I sketched from my memory.

I admit it's not the greatest but it should give you ideas to improve upon and create your own features and/or steps.

Of course, I could have tidied it up but I want you to see my first genuine attempt at the memory sketch.

Now you know how to draw a chick from memory! That was easy, wasn't it?

I hope you have heaps of fun with this simple sketching tip. Happy sketching!

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