I was reminded of this technique while driving back from Thanksgiving dinner
. My 4 year old
daughter asked, from the back seat, if I would draw her a turkey
when we got home. I was shocked to find that her school had neglected to instruct her in the standard method
. I suppose there is something to be said for not adhering blindly to conformist art
, but I always found this amusing. So here goes:
Directions are given for right handed individuals. Reverse as appropriate.
- Place your left hand on a piece of paper with the fingers outstretched, thumb at 45° from the vertical.
- Trace around your hand, include the base of the palm.
- Draw a small triangle protruding from the thumb outline to the right at about the level of the base of the thumbnail. This is the beak.
- Draw a wattle under the beak.
- Draw turkey wings in middle of the palm outline.
- Draw turkey feet protruding from the base of the palm outline.
- Decorate as desired.
You could cut out your turkey and paste it into an appropriate scene
that you draw: An abattoir