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Step 10: Inside the first circle, lightly sketch a big, curved line for the chick's folded wing. The curved line should be similar in shape to the letter C on its side. When you get the line right, darken the shape using a series of short strokes for the fluffy feathers. Don't make the wing too big. Pay attention to its size in relation to the rest of the body.


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Step 11: Use the other initial shapes as guides to draw the rest of the body. Draw a series of short strokes along the outer edges of the guide lines to create the shape of the body. Don't make these strokes too long. They have to be short for a fluffy texture. At the bottom, curve the strokes in toward the body to create the base for the leg. The overall shape of the chick's body should be similar to an oval.


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Step 12: Use the angled line under the body as a guide to draw the chick's first leg. Follow the path of the guide and lightly sketch the shape of the leg around it. When you get the shape right, darken the line. Add a pointy tip on the right end for the toe. Along the bottom of the foot, add another long, pointy toe. On the left side, draw a shorter toe that points backward. The fourth toe isn't visible from this angle.


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Step 13: Use the first leg as a template to help you draw the leg on the other side. Draw the thick base at the top and the chick's feet and toes at the bottom. Sketch lightly at first to get the shape right. Part of the bottom of the foot will be hidden behind the first foot, so only draw the visible section.


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Step 14: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. You can also lightly erase some of the final lines so that the colors don't get too muddled with the graphite in the next step. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.


How to Draw Cute Baby Chick Chicken Hen

Final Step: Color your chick drawing! Use black for the eye but leave the tiny glare circle blank. Use light brown along the bottom of the body to create a shadow and give the figure more volume. Use short strokes as you add the shadows for consistency on the fluffy texture. Add some orange to the shadows using short strokes. Add the orange color farther inside the body so that it covers more space. Use it on the beak and feet as well. Now use yellow-orange farther inside the body to cover more of the shape.

Now use different shades of yellow for the rest of the chick's body. Create a gradual transition between the brown/orange at the bottom to the yellow at the top. Use different shades of yellow , such as golden yellow, lemon yellow and cream throughout the body. Add the colors right on top of each other, always using short strokes for the fluffy texture.

Add the colors lightly at first, and then build up to the level of darkness that you like. Vary the pressure on your pencils to get different shades from an individual color. Coloring can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Slowly add darker shades at the bottom and lighter shades on top using short strokes. Repeat this process throughout the chick's body until you're happy with the result. Blend pink, peach and light brown to color the beak.

Use brown and light brown throughout to make the shadows darker. Don't forget to color using short strokes to emphasize the chick's feathery texture. Use brown to add creases and shadows to the feet. Blend yellow-orange, peach and light brown to color the feet.

Optional: Add a shadow under the feet using gray and purple to ground the chick. Use a bit of purple for the shadows on the chick's body too. Remember to pause the video to draw at your own pace.

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