Use these 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.
Gather Your Drawing Supplies
- Blending Stump: Never blend with your fingers! Blending with your fingers causes the oils from your fingers to transfer to your drawing. Blending stumps allow you to blend without ruining your art.
- Sketch Book When it comes to sketching, you can’t go wrong with the 300 Series Strathmore drawing pad.
- Colored Pencils: I love using the Castle colored pencils whenever I add color to my drawings. They’re amazing!
Kristin Dudish is a super talented artist with a unique art style. This eggs-ercise chicken is the cutest.
Artist Credit: kristindudish
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.
Artist Credit: lablacksheep
These three chickens would make a great gift for the chicken lover in your life. Make sure you check out the artist to see more.
Artist Credit: lexaunafantasma
The detail used for the drawing is wonderful. I love the texture used for the chicken.
Artist Credit: mollymoiradesign
These three chickens are drawn from a top angle, so this is a great reference for drawing chickens from a different perspective.
Artist Credit: sophie_burnett_art
This is actually a commissioned piece that features seven little chickens. This was done with a combo pen and ink with watercolor wash on paper.
Artist Credit: soulfulchickens
This chicken was created by a talented tattoo artist. Here’s an art style that would be fun to try.
Artist Credit: tattoo.pixi3
This chicken painting was done using watercolor. The colors were done so well for this art piece.
Artist Credit: _byfrancesca_
As an artist, daily sketching is so important. For practice, take some time out to sketch a few chickens.
Artist Credit: billy_ruffian
These chicken drawings are so fun and creative. Make sure you check out the artist for more great watercolor art.
Artist Credit: britta.being.creative
Have fun using different colors to create a chicken art piece. This was done using acrylic paints on canvas.
Artist Credit: byrdebrand
Here are more quick chicken sketch ideas. There’s a variety of birds for you to sketch.
Artist Credit: c_h_y_a04
Catriona Phillips is the artist behind this cool watercolor painting. If you like this painting, I recommend checking out Catriona’s online shop.
Artist Credit: catriona_draws
These sketches are so fun to draw. Click here to see the finished illustration by the artist.
Artist Credit: clotildegoubely
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.
Artist Credit: conny_barber_
Francis has a nice collection of chicken drawings. The textures in this sketch are done really nicely.
Artist Credit: francisallwood
Here’s a quick sketch of a baby bird within the eggshell. Quick sketches like this are great for practicing your skills.
Artist Credit: iza.misty
These two chickens standing in the grass were drawn by Janelle, a 14-year-old artist. They did such a great job with this.
Artist Credit: jmox_art
I just love what this artist did with this drawing. The black and white chicken looks beautiful and the handwriting looks fantastic.
Artist Credit: jokeboudens
This chicken was colored using colored pencils. If you’re looking for realistic chicken references, this is a great drawing.
Artist Credit: kneedeepstudio
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