In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Musk Deer step-by-step.
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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.
To draw this Musk 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 musk deer's body. To draw the circle, make four marks to determine height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a lid. 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: To the left, draw another circle the same way as a guide for the back portion of the body. This circle should be about the same size as the first circle. Place it a bit higher. Don't place the circles too far apart, otherwise the musk deer's body will be too long.
Step 3: On the top, right side, draw yet another circle as a guide for the musk deer's head. Use the four-marks method to draw it. This circle should be about one-fourth the size of the first circle. Pay attention to the distance between this circle and the first one, as this will determine the length of the deer's neck. On the right side of this circle, draw a small arc as a guide for the muzzle.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw a short, thin arc as a guide for the musk deer's first ear. To the right, draw a thin arc that's slightly tilted as a guide for the other ear.
Step 5: Under the first circle, draw two long, vertical lines as guides for the front legs. Pay attention to the length of the legs in relation to the musk deer's body. Bend the lines to indicate the joints.