20 Easy Chicken Drawing and Painting Ideas

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Use these easy chicken drawing ideas and chicken painting ideas to inspire your next art piece. You’ll find simple and advanced sketches and drawings, fun drawing ideas, and more.

While using reference photos from other artists can be helpful, I recommend practicing using real-life reference photos. Especially when it comes to drawing anatomy.

That’s because when using another artist’s work for reference, there’s the chance that you’re drawing the mistakes they’ve made in their work.

1. Eggs-ercise Chicken

EXERCISE CHICKEN ILLUSTRATION
Artist Credit: kristindudish

Kristin Dudish is a super talented artist with a unique art style. This eggs-ercise chicken is the cutest. I really love the colors that were chosen for this piece.

2. Colored in Chicken

EASY CHICKEN DRAWING
Artist Credit: lablacksheep

Here’s a simple chicken art reference that’s perfect for beginners to draw. Color your chicken in using your favorite markers, colored pens, or paint.

3. Three Chickens

THREE CHICKENS
Artist Credit: lexaunafantasma

A drawing of three chickens would make a great gift for the chicken lover in your life. Make sure you check out the artist to see more.

4. Realistic Chicken Drawing

REALISTIC CHICKEN DRAWING
Artist Credit: mollymoiradesign

The detail used for the drawing is wonderful. I love the texture used for the chicken. This chicken was well drawn and looks realistic.

5. Top Angle Drawing

THREE COLORED IN CHICKENS
Artist Credit: sophie_burnett_art

These three chickens are drawn from a top angle, so this is a great reference for drawing chickens from a different perspective.

6. Seven Chickens

SEVEN CHICKENS
Artist Credit: soulfulchickens

This is actually a commissioned piece that features seven little chickens. This was done with a combo pen and ink with a watercolor wash on paper.

7. Chicken Painting

PAINTED CHICKEN PICTURE
Artist Credit: tattoo.pixi3

This chicken was created by a talented tattoo artist. Here’s an art style that would be fun to try. If you love neo-traditional art, this piece will inspire you.

8. Watercolor Chicken Painting

WATERCOLOR CHICKEN PAINTING
Artist Credit: _byfrancesca_

This chicken painting was done using watercolor paint. The colors were done so well for this art piece. To learn more about watercolor, check out my post Watercolor Painting For Beginners – Everything You Need To Know.

9. Chicken Sketches

CHICKEN SKETCHES
Artist Credit: billy_ruffian

As an artist, daily sketching is so important. For practice, take some time out to sketch a few chickens when you sit down to draw.

10. Fun Chicken Doodles

FUNNY CHICKEN ILLUSTRATIONS
Artist Credit: britta.being.creative

These chicken drawings are so fun and creative. I love how fun a playful these chickens look. Make sure you check out the artist for more great watercolor art.

11. Color Art Piece

TWO COLORFUL CHICKENS
Artist Credit: byrdebrand

Have fun using different colors to create a chicken art piece. This was done using acrylic paints on canvas. The artist inspires me to play around with bold and vibrant colors.

12. Quick Bird Sketches

QUICK BIRD SKETCHES
Artist Credit: c_h_y_a04

Here are more quick chicken sketch ideas. There’s a variety of birds for you to sketch. Remember, when you’re sketching, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

13. Chicken Holding Flowers

CHICKEN HOLDING FLOWERS
Artist Credit: catriona_draws

Catriona Phillips is the artist behind this cool watercolor painting. If you like this painting, I recommend checking out Catriona’s online shop.

14. Funny Sketches

FUNNY CHICKEN SKETCHES
Artist Credit: clotildegoubely

These sketches are so fun to draw. Consider creating your very own illustrated chicken characters. Visit the artist credit below to see the finished illustration by the artist.

15. Acrylic Painting

CHICKEN ACRYLIC PAINTING
Artist Credit: conny_barber_

I’ve come across so many great artists when putting together this collection and this piece is no exception. This chicken was painted using acrylic paint.

16. Chicken Portrait

CHICKEN PORTRAIT
Artist Credit: francisallwood

Francis has a nice collection of chicken drawings if you’re looking to be inspired. The textures in this sketch are done really nicely.

17. Baby Chick

BABY CHICK IN EGG SKETCH
Artist Credit: iza.misty

Here’s a quick sketch of a baby bird within the eggshell. Quick sketches like this are great for practicing your skills.

18. Chicken and Hen

BLACK CHICKEN AND HEN
Artist Credit: jmox_art

These two chickens standing in the grass were drawn by Janelle, a 14-year-old artist. They did such a great job with this; I’m really impressed.

19. Written Art

CHICKEN WITH QUOTE
Artist Credit: jokeboudens

I just love what this artist did with this drawing. The black and white chicken looks beautiful and the handwriting looks fantastic. Check out the Joke Boudens Etsy shop for more creative artwork.

20. Colored Pencils

COLORED PENCIL HEN
Artist Credit: kneedeepstudio

This chicken was colored using colored pencils. If you’re looking for realistic chicken references, this is a great drawing. If you’re just getting started with colored pencils, check out my post Beginners Guide to Drawing with Colored Pencils.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, I hope you’ve found at least one chicken drawing idea in this post that inspires you.

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