When it comes to different bird species, there are so many weird and wonderful different kinds to observe.
Each one has its own appearance, sounds and size, and it can be very interesting to see just how different each one is.
The turkey is one of the most unusual bird species out there, and that’s saying something! This can make it simultaneously fun and challenging to learn how to draw a cartoon turkey.
That’s what this guide is here for, however, as we aim to show you how you can easily learn to draw a fun portrayal of this unusual bird.
So get ready to create an awesome bird friend in this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon turkey in just 6 easy steps!
How to Draw A Cartoon Turkey – Let’s Get Started!
We shall begin this cartoon turkey drawing with the head and face, and we have a really fun, wacky facial expression for this fun turkey design!
You can start the face by drawing a simple oval shape for the first eye. This will then have a curved line attached to it for the other eye. We will then add a black dot inside each eye for the pupils.
Next, we will draw the beak of the turkey. This will be drawn using some curved lines with a few pointy tips for areas such as the tip of the beak.
The mouth will be wide open and colored in black except for the tongue at the bottom of the mouth.
Finally, finish off by drawing the rest of the head outline around the eyes with some more rounded lines, and then we can move on.
Step 2 – Now, draw the wings and neck
In this second step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon turkey, we will be adding the neck and wings for this wacky guy!
We will begin with the neck to make things easier. First, draw two lines coming down from the base of the beak.
These lines will fan out into some curved feathery portions as we show in the reference image.
The wings will then attach directly to this neck portion. They will also be drawn with curved and rounded lines, and they will be made up of three large feathers.
Each feather will get a bit smaller the lower down you get as well. Then, we can move on to step 3!
Step 3 – Next, draw the body outline
Continuing with this guide, we will now add the rest of the body outline. This design has a chubby, rounded body, and for that reason we will use some large rounded lines for this outline.
These lines won’t be solid, however, as there will be two sections poking out at the base of the body.
These will have some pointy curved sections poking off of them, and these are where the legs will poke out later.
Finish off with some more pointy lines on the chest, and then we can move on!
Step 4 – Now, draw the tail and legs
One of the most recognizable parts of a turkey’s appearance would have to be its large tail, and we will add that along with the feet to your cartoon turkey drawing now.
We shall start with the legs. These will be quite short and thin, and they will poke out from those sections that we added to the base of the body earlier.
The feet will be fairly long and flat with rounded toes.
The tail will be made up of many large feathers with rounded ends that fan out behind the turkey. Once these elements have been added, we can move on to some final details!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your drawing
Now you’re ready to add the final small details and elements to this cartoon turkey drawing as we prepare for the final step of the guide.
These details are all pretty simple, but they will be effective with finishing off this awesome depiction.
We added some straight lines across the feathers near to the rounded tips and then added some lines onto the feet and around the feathers to show motion.
These are the details that we chose for this turkey, but you could also add many more of your own!
These could include smaller details on the turkey, but they could also include creating a fun background setting for this turkey to be in.
What kinds of extra touches can you think to add to this creative turkey?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
In this final step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon turkey, we will finish off with some colors.
In our reference image, we went with various shades of browns for the feathers and then used some mild yellows for the tips of the feathers.
We also used some oranges and reds for different smaller details such as the beak and legs.
You could also use similar colors for your own drawing, but this is your chance to really let your creativity flow as well!
When you know which colors you will use, you can also have fun with the various art tools and mediums that you choose to help you achieve the kinds of colors you’re looking for.
How will you finish off this drawing?
4 More Ways To Make Your Cartoon Turkey Drawing Unique
You’re sure to be thankful for these tips to make your cartoon turkey sketch even better!
For this drawing of a cartoon turkey, we kept it to just one turkey to make things simpler, but now you could add some more turkeys if you wanted to!
In order to add more turkeys, you would simply need to follow through the guide again and change a few details for each new turkey.
There are all sorts of fun scenarios you could create, so how many turkeys do you want for this one?
When you’ve had enough of drawing turkeys, you could add other birds and animals to your artwork. You could keep things feathery and add other types of birds that you like.
Or, you could create cartoon versions of any other animals that you think would look cool in this image.
When adding these additional characters, you can take what you learned in the guide to make them look similarly cartoony.
What are some other fun and interesting characters that you could add to this drawing?
Once you’re happy with all of the characters in your cartoon turkey drawing, you could then create a background. The background could be as complicated or simple as you want!
For example, you could design an entire background setting to show where this cartoon turkey is hanging out. Or, you could also use simple shapes, colors and lines for a simpler background.
It’s up to you, and there are so many fun possibilities to try out!
Turkeys are often associated with thanksgiving, so you could also create a Thanksgiving theme for this cartoon turkey sketch. There are many elements and objects associated with this holiday.
For instance, pumpkins, Fall leaves and pilgrim hats would be items that would immediately make people think of Thanksgiving.
You could add some subtle inclusions of such elements or create an entire Thanksgiving scene.
These are just a few ideas, but there are many ways to honor Thanksgiving! How else could you commemorate this day in your drawing?
Your Cartoon Turkey Drawing is Complete!
The turkey is one of the strangest birds to walk the earth, and we hope that this guide on how to draw a cartoon turkey made it a fun and easy experience for you to take on!
With this guide, we wanted to not only provide a fun and creative design but also make sure that the steps would make it an easy experience for you to take on.
Now that you have done such a great job with this drawing, you can keep it going by adding some background details or extra touches to finish it off.
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