In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Red Deer step-by-step. Red Deer have antlers that can grow to 45 inches and weigh 11 lbs! Only the males (stags) have antlers which are made of bone and can grow at a rate of 1 inch a day!
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a Red Deer step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the red deer's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: On the right side, draw a slightly smaller circle the same way as a guide for the back section of the body. Don't draw these circles too far apart, otherwise your deer will be too long.
Step 3: On the top, left side, draw another circle as a guide for the red deer's head. This circle should be about one- fourth the size of the first circle.
Step 4: Draw a horizontal line across the head as a guide to help you add the red deer's facial features later. On the top, left side of the horizontal line, add a curved, vertical line for another guide line.
Step 5: Draw a small circle on the bottom half of the head as a guide for the red deer's muzzle. The lower, left side of the circle should be outside of the head.