Everything You Need To Know To Draw a Turkey (2017 edition)

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Where we draw our Giant Breasted, Gobbly Necked, Razor Clawed and Tiny Winged Hero! To Show Thanks to all the other drawers!

So some of you know this story, some of you won’t. Long ago when MBW was an office thing, the weeks before thanksgiving were a lonely desolate time as lots of our drawers traveled home to see families or just had lots of time off to burn before years end. So we figured, there’s still an office full of folks, most of whom were vaguely aware of the wall full of stupid drawings, they just needed an easy window in. Since it was already on everyone’s mind, it’s got a horrific list of descriptors, most folks who’ve gone to elementary school, have created at least six and worst case you can trace your hand… The Annual Turkey draw was born.

So here’s the deal, we don’t judge birds, just appreciate them good bad or indescribable. If you’ve never drawn, this is the most welcoming time, and if you haven’t drawn in a while, now’s the time to show folks you’re still out there and if you’re a regular drawer, well hell, you knew this was coming!

So here’s what you’ve got to work with:

  • It’s a large bird that’s been bred to be abnormally plump and busty
  • Famed for being “Moist” (while unimportant, i know lots of folks who hate that word, so had to)
  • Has a long red fleshy ornament (called a snood) that grows from the forehead over the bill
  • Has a fleshy kinda sea creature looking wattle growing from its throat
  • Has some crazy long feathers sticking from it’s chest (called a beard)
  • Possess seemingly randomly placed spikes about its body, sorta like Conan’s varied pit fighting armor… only on a bird and without the underlying armor part
  • Can run crazy fast for a top heavy, fat bird, full of goo
  • It eats seeds, insects, and an occasional frog, lizard or…?
    • So trace you’re hand or recreate the last supper with sad eyed birds. So long as you’re having fun, we’ll appreciate the effort! And while you’re at it, dont forget to bully all your friends and family to draw. Cause it never hurts to remind them that no matter your place in the world, every one of us is entertained by poorly drawn birds! We’ll take submissions until midnight of the 24th, and after that it’s back to business… but for now Gooooble Freaking Gooble!!! Get to drawing!

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The Turkey # 1

The Turkey # 1

Yes! our first turkey of 2017 is in and he’s angry, he’s hatted, he’s running like hell and he’s in MFing watercolors! Dammit turkeys make me smile!

The Turkey # 2

The Turkey # 2

I always forget to add this to the descriptors! Master of the dark arts and folder of realities! Also your eyes on this bird are amazing!

The Turkey # 3

The Turkey #3

“You can’t stop it – it’s a Bank Holiday” – Hahaha First I love that you actually had to pick a color for roasted baby… Second I always love drawings with slogans incorporated… and third I really do love this stupid tradition of seeing old drawers pop back in for the holidays. Hi KublaConnie!

The Turkey # 4

The Turkey #4

Haha you know for a second I thought the pile of poop was a piece of pizza… anyways.. regardless of your opinion of hippies, peacefull protest or birds, I think we can all agree Ultimate Spinach’s Mindflower is an amazing song!

The Turkey # 5

The Turkey # 5

Yes! Fat turkey with a pie! I mean he has a great idea, I’m pretty sure I can promise you that I have never eaten anyone who comes to my house bearing pie! Maybe hassled em a lil, but eaten… no way!

The Turkey # 6

The Turkey # 6

So full transparency this ones from my Mom! You can tell by two obvious clues, one that veggies are important enough that it’s the only word that gets a secondary line in a feather… second is the love… I mean even his lil winglets make partial hearts… though for the life of me, I have no idea why he’s got a grappling hook ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Turkey # 7

The Turkey # 7

Turkey farts! Always funny! Plus this lil dude is freaking adorable!

The Turkey # 8

The Turkey # 8

First rule of hand turkeys… never forget the genitals! And extra points for the first wind swept hand we’ve ever gotten!

The Turkey # 9

The Turkey # 9

Maybe I’m just high, but with that super straight wing, I can’t help but assume this humorously realistically feathered fowl is doing the robot.

The Turkey # 10

The Turkey # 10

Well you made me check the wrinkles on my palm to confirm that they don’t actually make a turkey wing… But to be honest if it had, and i hadn’t known that for all these years, I would’ve been pissed… But never mind that lets get back to appreciating this starry eyed bird and those amazing lil legs!

The Turkey # 11

The Turkey # 11

So first off the moment I saw this one that silly intro to “For Whom the Bell Tolls” started rolling in my mind, then I imagined it with old Kirk Hammett hair, and I lol’d a lil… all that not even mentioning the amazingly snug, holiday jorts!

The Turkey # 12

The Turkey # 12

I’ve always found the biggest issue with putting something on a mountain of skulls was the scale, if you make the skulls too big, you end up with an un-intimidating subject, you make em too small and it looks like he’s sitting on a stack of mini marshmallows,… #turkeydrawingproblems… Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for another year of beasts!

The Turkey # 13

The Turkey # 13

Remember that time you tapped a construction paper turkey tail to a rabid duck? I wish we had a picture of that…

The Turkey # 14

The Turkey # 14

Something about that tight ming the mercilous style pilgrim hood (there’s probably a name for those huh?) that always makes me think of 70s sci fi illustrations… Like the kind of thing e smith would put on a wall or what could have been an alternate cover for “Wizards”… also, great, proud, high stepping, prance!

The Turkey # 15

The Turkey # 15

Yes! The old “well dressed bird” pun! Are those opaque, ridged tights on her display feathers? God i sorta hope so! And I havent decided which makes her look crazier, the feet the, screaming beak with soft caption or that crazy ass, upholstery floral pattern dress… but I know they all help!

The Turkey # 16

The Turkey # 16

Sort of like my old college dream of always having a case of pepperoni jewel thin n crispies and a box of bagel dogs in a spare freezer (dream big kid!)… I’ve always imagined a drawer full of googly eyes would just make my life better… And this bird is sorta proof! I’m also greatly entertained that you’ve rotated the hand bird almost all the way to realistic!

The Turkey # 17

The Turkey # 17

I like that this one came in after the feast like maybe someone’s belly was feeling like there was a spooky pointy feathered occupant, also with a lil fine tuning I bet this would make a great Izod knock off for Bass Pro Shops!

The Turkey # 18

The Turkey # 18

I like this game! The old can i make my Turkey cute enough that Chip won’t try his best to see whats on the list on the back side of my drawing… well you almost did… then when i translated the first item as Wall. E. Lamb. I laughed and let it go hahaha!

The Turkey # 19

The Turkey # 19

Either I’m tripping just a lil or this bird appears to be made of slightly melty delicious ice creams! I also sorta dig his “you looking at me?” stance… cause yeah I am!