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Uploaded: June 7, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: June 7, 2009
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Another simple lesson for you guys on the way, and I think that it will be to your liking. I have several lessons on some simple farm animals but I just realized that I never, ever did a lesson on a chicken. Well that is all going to change as of right now because I am going to show you “how to draw a hen, chicken” step by step. Chickens and hens are the same thing but they are called different names for unknown reasons. Chickens are one of the most widespread and domesticated animals that live on farms and barn yards around the world. As of today the population count for chickens and or hens is now around twenty eight billion world wide. Here in America as well as other parts of the world, people mainly use chickens as a source of food. Not only is the chicken’s meat consumed, people use their eggs as well for all kinds of things like baking cakes, making omelets and even some really tasty scrambled eggs. Hens come in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from all white, all brown, beige, multi colored, and even sometimes black. If you think about it I guess it is pretty sad that we eat chickens and or hens for means of food, but I guess that is what they are here for right? Chickens have a diet that consists of seed, corn, insects. Chickens that live in the wild are known to eat mice and even lizards. Weird huh? Well I guess that does it for now I will leave you to this tutorial on “how to draw a hen, chicken step by step”. The chicken is drawn in a very simple format, just like a cartoon to be exact. I drew a hen with pouting eyes, but you can choose any chicken face you like. Well, see ya guys and have fun.

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how to draw a hen, chicken

How to Draw a Chicken

how to draw a hen, chicken step 1

STEP 1.

How to draw a hen's frame. Start with a circle to draw the chickens head and then add a long neck. You will connect the head and neck to another circle which will be for the body. Draw the legs, feet and beak guidelines as shown here.
 
how to draw a hen, chicken step 2

STEP 2.

You will now draw out the chicken's crown which is the red flapy skin like tissue on top of their heads. next draw out two circles for the eyes and eyelids and then lastly draw out the beak shape.
 
how to draw a hen, chicken step 3

STEP 3.

You can now start sketching out the feathered neck and then the eyebrows. Draw out the underside of the beak and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a hen, chicken step 4

STEP 4.

Draw the eyeballs and then the eyelashes. You will then finish off the neck and then sketch out the feathered body the way you see it here. You have to draw the chickens body and make sure you sketch out the feather details. Hens can sometimes look very robust and hearty so make sure you convey that through your art.
 
how to draw a hen, chicken step 5

STEP 5.

"How to draw a hen's tail feathers". All you have to do is simply draw out the back line and then the tail feathers. Start sketching in the chicken legs and then some of the hen's toe nails or claws.
 
how to draw a hen, chicken step 6

STEP 6.

Now that you have reached your last drawing step all you have to do is learn "how to draw chicken feet". Just follow the steps and you will be done. There is a total of three front toes and one back toe or claw on a hens foot. Since this hen is simple all you have to draw is two in the front and one in the back. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a hen, chicken step 7

STEP 7.

This is what your line art should look like after you have finished this tutorial on "how to draw a hen" or "how to draw a chicken", which ever you want to call it. Choose a color and shade in your simple farm animal.