How to Draw a Cartoon Knight

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Complete Cartoon Knight drawing

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Would you like to draw a cartoon knight? This easy, step-by-medieval drawing tutorial is here to help you best this cartoon knight outline

Knights in shining armor have been a part of fairy tales and popular culture since the Middle Ages. Stories told of their daring exploits, such as rescuing princesses from fire-breathing dragons.

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Were there really knights in armor? Yes! They were cavalrymen or soldiers on horseback. They trained from childhood and carried weapons for older knights before becoming knighted themselves.

If enemies are storming the castle, it is time to draw and summon this knight to the battle!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Samurai, Cartoon Ninja, and Katana.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Knight

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Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin your cartoon knight outline by drawing the neck and shoulder armor. Draw two curved lines to form the knight's neck.

At the base of the neck, draw a small circle with a larger half-circle behind it on each side. This is the armor of the shoulder. From one shoulder pad, extend two straight lines to begin the arm.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw a diamond shape to form the elbow of the armor, and trace a line down its center. Then, extend a pair of short lines to form the forearm. Next, draw the hand. Use curved and straight lines to sketch the wrist, and overlapping curved lines for the fingers.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw the knight's other arm. Extend a pair of straight lines for the upper arm, then draw a diamond shape at the elbow. Draw a line down the center of the diamond, and extend another pair of lines for the forearm. Use curved lines to begin sketching the cuff of the glove.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 4

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4. Draw a large "U" shaped line to enclose the knight's torso. Draw a curved line beneath it, and connect it to the torso with two lines. Then, extend a pair of straight lines below the armor to begin sketching the leg. Complete the outline of the hand with a curved line.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 5

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5. Extend another pair of lines to form the remaining leg. Draw a small circle at each knee, followed by partial diamond shapes. Draw a curved line across each knee.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw a circle to form the knight's head. Draw two curved lines across it to outline the grate. Shade curved shapes to represent the openings of the grate.

At the sides of the helmet, enclose a small semicircle. Then, enclose a half-circle on top of the helmet. From it, use a series of curved lines to sketch the feathery plume.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 7

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7. Use curved lines to enclose the rectangular shapes of the lower legs and the rounded triangle shapes of the feet. Draw a small circle over each ankle and band the feet with curved lines.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 8

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8. Detail the knight's armor with curved, straight, and "V" shaped lines.

Cartoon Knight Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete your cartoon knight outline by drawing the knight's weapon - the pole axe, a type of battleaxe.

Extend parallel lines above and below the hand, and connect them at each end. At the top, draw a rectangle and a small trapezoid on top of the pole. Then, use curved lines to outline and contour the blades of the axe.

Complete Cartoon Knight Drawing

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Color your cartoon knight. Often, suits of armor are shaded gray to represent the metal or reddish-brown to represent rust. We've shaded ours in gold!

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