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Uploaded: September 24, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: July 13, 2010
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Well I’m almost done for today with my tutorial submissions which means I can focus more on drawing live for you all, and working more on my site. I love drawing, and I also love teaching people how to become better artists with my tutorials. I look back on a bunch of my old work and sometimes I get amazed at how much better I really have become. Let’s talk about what I will be submitting next shall we? I know that Halloween isn’t here yet, but pretty soon November will be here and so will Thanksgiving. I am going to show you guys a simple way to learn “how to draw a cartoon turkey step by step”. I have a lesson on a more realistic version of a turkey, but I wanted kids to be able to draw a turkey for their parents when the holiday season comes knocking on the door. I know that kids love drawing Thanksgiving pictures as well as Christmas pictures, Halloween pictures, and Easter pictures. This lesson is so easy that artists of all ages and ranks will be able to draw a cartoon turkey with little effort. I did have fun with this tutorial, and I will pass on my knowledge to all of you. Have fun with learning "how to draw a cartoon turkey step by step”. You can shade in your bird with autumn colored feathers, or you can leave the animal the way it is, that is totally up to you. Well I still have two more lessons coming your way so keep an eye out for those too. Peace out and happy drawing!

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How to Draw a Cartoon Turkey

how to draw a cartoon turkey step 1

STEP 1.

To start this lesson on your cartoon turkey, you will need to draw a circle for the birds head. Add the facial guidelines and than attach the head and neck line to the big egg shape for the body of the turkey. You will draw a crown line shape for the tall tail feathers and then add the shapes and guidelines for the legs, wing and feet.
 
how to draw a cartoon turkey step 2

STEP 2.

Draw the shapes for the eyes using the facial guidelines. Then draw the cartoon turkey's beak and wattle which is the red skin that hangs under the turkey's neck.
 
how to draw a cartoon turkey step 3

STEP 3.

Now start sketching out the feathery head and then draw and color in the pupils. When that is done you can then draw the arched lines for the cartoon turkey's brows. Also finish drawing the wattle as well.
 
how to draw a cartoon turkey step 4

STEP 4.

Okay you are almost done with this tutorial and all you have to do here is draw out the shape of the cartoon turkey's torso and or body and then draw out the shape of the wing and then add the lines for the wing feathers.
 
how to draw a cartoon turkey step 5

STEP 5.

All you will be doing here is draw out the shapes of the tail feathers and then add some detailing for them in the middle of the feathers.
 
how to draw a cartoon turkey step 6

STEP 6.

This is your last drawing step and all you have to do now is draw out the turkey thighs and then the turkey legs and clawed feet. Once that is done you can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a cartoon turkey step 7

STEP 7.

Well here you have the finished drawing of a cartoon animal that is mainly consumed on Thanksgiving by many, many families. Color in your bird and you have finished this tutorial on "how to draw a cartoon turkey step by step".