How to Draw Antlers Step by Step
Antlers are a single structure that grow as an extension of the animal’s skull, whereas horns are two-part structures that are found on cows, sheep, goats, antelopes, and gazelles, and are never branched or shed.
What You Will Need
To complete this project, you’ll need the following items: a graphite pencil (I recommend using HB or B type), an eraser, ink liner number 0.05, and a sheet of drawing paper.
Each antler grows from a pedicle, a point on the skull where it attaches to the skull. I draw a border around the skull for reference, then add a core line and mark the foundations of the antlers with oval shapes based on the shape of the human skull.
How do you draw the contours of the main beams or antler stems, which are the longest parts of the antlers?
I draw the antlers as if we’re looking at them from the side, which helps to make the drawing more realistic. I also draw the branch that grows from the main beam and the oval shapes that make up the antler stems.
I draw the branches that are facing the viewer in this image of a tree, and I add a border between their sides to emphasize their direction. Now the front branches look more credible, and the viewer can see how close they are to each other.
The brow tines, also known as the brows in the human eye, are another name for these elements.
The coronet, or crown, is a distinctive pattern on the deer’s fur that resembles a set of outgrowths (or burrs).
The main beam and branches of the aurora borealis are drawn in graphite, and the texture is much smoother than on the coronet, where graphite lines are drawn to give it a more uniform appearance.
Using the 0.2 ink liner, I outline the main contours of the antlers to create a detailed impression of the animal’s body.
I add the lines to create a texture with the 0.1 ink liner; you can see an example of this hatching in the image below.
The goal is to highlight how different lighting techniques affect different parts of the skin and to reveal the texture’s contours.
I add contour hatching to the sides of the main beam and branches with the 0.05 liner, making the drawing look more three-dimensional now that the liner has been added to the top and bottom of the tree.
I increase the contrast in my drawings with the 0.1 liner by adding more short hatches and dots to the core shadows.
Your Drawing Is Complete
I wish you much success in your artistic endeavors, and I hope you enjoy capturing the unique charm of the wonderful world of animals and nature with graphite pencils and ink.
How do you draw a deer outline easy?
How to Draw a Deer, Part 1
- Draw a rectangle.
- Measure the distance to the ground.
- Find the points where the limbs begin.
- Sketch the limbs.
- Add a circle to the lower left corner of the rectangle to add a realistic form of the chest.
- Add an oval to the front of the rectangle.
- Sketch the neck.
What is deer antlers?
Antlers are a single structure made up of bone, cartilage, fibrous tissue, skin, nerves, and blood vessels that are found in members of the Cervidae (deer) family. Antlers grow throughout an animal’s life and do not shed, except in the case of the pronghorn.
What is moose antler?
Moose antlers are usually paired and shaped like the palm of a hand with outstretched fingers, hence the term palmate. After a male (Bull) moose reaches his prime, the antlers begin to recede each year until the moose dies.
What eats a deer?
Deer are prey to many animals, but they are not predators because they do not eat other animals. Predators that eat deer include coyotes, bobcats, cougars, wild dogs, and humans.
What is the Colour of a deer?
The coat color of tufted deer varies from gray to reddish brown, though it can be as dark as chocolate brown in the tufted deer or have a grayish tinge in the elk. The coat color of brocket deer varies from gray to reddish brown.