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

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.

EXERCISE CHICKEN ILLUSTRATION
Artist Credit: kristindudish

2. Colored in Chicken

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.

EASY CHICKEN DRAWING
Artist Credit: lablacksheep

3. Three Chickens

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.

THREE CHICKENS
Artist Credit: lexaunafantasma

4. Realistic Chicken Drawing

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

REALISTIC CHICKEN DRAWING
Artist Credit: mollymoiradesign

5. Top Angle Drawing

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

THREE COLORED IN CHICKENS
Artist Credit: sophie_burnett_art

6. Seven Chickens

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.

SEVEN CHICKENS
Artist Credit: soulfulchickens

7. Chicken Painting

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.

PAINTED CHICKEN PICTURE
Artist Credit: tattoo.pixi3

8. Watercolor Chicken Painting

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.

WATERCOLOR CHICKEN PAINTING
Artist Credit: _byfrancesca_

9. Chicken Sketches

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.

CHICKEN SKETCHES
Artist Credit: billy_ruffian

10. Fun Chicken Doodles

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.

FUNNY CHICKEN ILLUSTRATIONS
Artist Credit: britta.being.creative

11. Color Art Piece

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.

TWO COLORFUL CHICKENS
Artist Credit: byrdebrand

12. Quick Bird Sketches

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.

QUICK BIRD SKETCHES
Artist Credit: c_h_y_a04

13. Chicken Holding Flowers

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

CHICKEN HOLDING FLOWERS
Artist Credit: catriona_draws

14. Funny Sketches

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.

FUNNY CHICKEN SKETCHES
Artist Credit: clotildegoubely

15. Acrylic Painting

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.

CHICKEN ACRYLIC PAINTING
Artist Credit: conny_barber_

16. Chicken Portrait

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

CHICKEN PORTRAIT
Artist Credit: francisallwood

17. Baby Chick

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

BABY CHICK IN EGG SKETCH
Artist Credit: iza.misty

18. Chicken and Hen

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.

BLACK CHICKEN AND HEN
Artist Credit: jmox_art

19. Written Art

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.

CHICKEN WITH QUOTE
Artist Credit: jokeboudens

20. Colored Pencils

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.

COLORED PENCIL HEN
Artist Credit: kneedeepstudio

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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