How to Draw a Hen

Hens are smart, cute, and hardworking – it takes a lot of effort to lay an egg! Let’s take some time to thank them for their effort by drawing our very own; let’s get started.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a small triangle, angled towards the bottom left of the page, in the left side of your page. Add a small mark to the bottom right corner.


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From this mark, add another small triangle, and fill both of these in with the black pen.


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Bring a line up from the top triangle, and take this across, before looping it down and back up towards the top right-hand corner of the page.


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Now, add a loop behind the beak, and add a small dot inside this for the eye.


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Add a series of loops, getting larger and then smaller, to the top of the head for the comb…


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And then add a wavy line to the back of the hen, bringing these down in four loops.


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Now, add two “loops” to the bottom of the beak, and bring a curved line down and across to the right.


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Add a small “bump” to the end of this line, and then connect this to the line on the right with a wavy line.


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Add four spikes to the bottom of this to create a foot…


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And then add two curved lines in front of this for a second leg, and add another foot to the end of this.


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Next, create a wing by adding a curved line across the body, and then another curved line at the left side of this, heading down. Connect these with a wavy, curved line.


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Close off the wing with the curved line…


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And then add a series of small oval shapes all down the chest.


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Use a red pen for the shape under the chin, and the comb on the head.


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Next, use a pink pen for the mask around the eyes…


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Grab an orange-red pen, and use this to shade the rest of the body…


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And then use a brown pen for the wing, the front leg, and some of the small oval shapes on the chest.


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Use an orange pen to add color to the legs.


And there we have it – a super cute hen, just waiting to be named and for plenty of adventures!

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