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2017 Chinese New Year Rooster Sketch

I wanted to draw a sketch to celebrate Chinese New Year for a while now, but I never had the opportunity until this year. I drew the sketch late for Chinese New Year, but I’m very pleased with the way it turned out so I decided to write a post about it!

2017 is the year of the rooster, so I naturally had to draw a rooster. I never drew a rooster before and nearly all my other attempts at drawing or sketching birds never worked well, so I didn’t know how my sketch would turn out.

Fortunately, I really like the way it turned out!


I drew the rooster on printer/copy paper with a .7 mechanical pencil. I used a google search for reference photos of a rooster to help me in my drawing. I over exaggerated the length of some of the feathers, but it looks pretty good to me. Especially since I have a poor track record with drawing birds. 🙂

I’m not sure if I’ll try sketching more bids in the future, but this sketch does give me a boost in bird drawing confidence.

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

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