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Uploaded: November 10, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: November 11, 2012
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Before I get to the cool stuff, I wanted to upload at least one more Thanksgiving related lesson for the day. It just wouldn't be right if I didn't make, and upload a tutorial on "how to draw a Thanksgiving turkey", step by step. I really like the traditional style that the turkey has. When I think of these decorative images I always picture a bird wearing a pilgrim hat as it stands there and smiles. The lesson should be pretty simple for those of you that choose to tackle it. I tried my best to make the steps as easy as possible to follow and understand so hopefully you will be able to take on this task with ease. Enjoy drawing a Thanksgiving turkey folks. I have some cool tuts coming your way so stay tuned in. Peace out!

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How to Draw a Thanksgiving Turkey

how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 1

STEP 1.

Begin by making a circle for the head, and an egg shape for the body. You will connect the two with a neck line like so, then sketch in some facial guidelines.
 
how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 2

STEP 2.

The next step is to draw out the forehead, then the beak, then the turkey's wattle.
 
how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 3

STEP 3.

Draw more of the face in like the brows. When that is done you can draw out the eye shapes followed by the eyeballs, and smile.
 
how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 4

STEP 4.

Okay, let's draw out the rest of the head as well as the neck. The bottom of the neck should have rounded feathers. When that is done you can draw out the pilgrim style hat with the buckle and all.
 
how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 5

STEP 5.

Sketch out the body starting with the chest. When that is done you can draw the wings. When the wings are all drawn in you can detail them with some small feathers.
 
how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 6

STEP 6.

It's now time to draw the tail feathers one at a time. They should be larger in the middle, then get smaller as they go along the bottom. Sketch in some feather detailing at the base of the tail like so.
 
how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 7

STEP 7.

For your last drawing step all you have to do is draw in the thighs, then draw in the legs and feet. Don't forget to draw the toe nails too.
 
how to draw a thanksgiving turkey step 8

STEP 8.

Here is the Thanksgiving turkey when you are all done. Color in the drawing and you're done.