How to Draw a Celtic Warrior

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The Celts or Kelts were the people of Europe from about 2000 BCE to 100 BCE. They ranged across the islands of Britain, across Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and much of Central Europe. Exactly who the Celtic tribes were, where they came from, and their relationship to one another is a subject of debate by researchers.

Evidence of Celtic culture is divined from archaeological findings and the writings of Greek and Roman historians. Celtic peoples were polytheistic and worshipped many gods and goddesses as well as nature. They were known as fierce warriors. Modern mythologies of warriors who carry their own heads, as in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, can be traced to Celtic myth.

Modern Celtic culture survives in a number of languages spoken in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. Celtic music and dance are also popular. Performances such as Celtic Woman can be seen around the world.

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Celtic warrior themes are not uncommon today. For example, a rugby team from Great Britain is known as the Celtic Warriors. Their logo includes an armored warrior bearing a sword and a shield with a raven on it. Various Irish wrestlers and boxers have also used this moniker. Many sports teams use names like the "Celtics" or add Celtic knots to their uniforms.

Would you like to draw a cartoon of a Celtic warrior? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Viking, Knight, and Samurai.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Celtic Warrior

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 1
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing the warrior's eyes. Use curved lines to enclose the eyebrows, then draw a circle within a circle below each. Shade the smaller circle to indicate the pupils.

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 2
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 2

2. Draw the warrior's hair. Use curved lines to draw the hairline and sides, and "U" shaped lines to enclose the top of the hairstyle. Draw a curved line just above the forehead, indicating the part in the hair.

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Celtic Warrior drawing - step 3
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 3

3. Complete the face and beard. Use curved lines to sketch the nose, cheeks, mustache, beard, and ear.

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 4
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 4

4. Begin to sketch the warrior's torso. Use long, curved lines to outline the shoulders and upper arm. Enclose each shoulder of the garment with a pair of curved lines. Use additional curved lines to outline the pectoral muscles of the chest.

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 5
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 5

5. Sketch the arms and fists. Use long curved lines for the arms, noting the dimple at the elbows. Then, use curved lines to sketch the rectangular shapes of the fingers and hands.

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 6
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 6

6. Complete the torso and begin the legs. Use curved lines to sketch the sides of the torso. Then, draw three horizontal, parallel curved lines. Allow them to curve around and meet each other at the ends. This forms the belt or top of the pants. Then, use long, "U" shaped lines to outline the legs.

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 7
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 7

7. Draw the boots. For each, use a long curved line and double it back upon itself. Note the bend in the shape that forms the foot.

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 8
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 8

8. Draw the man's spear. Extend straight, parallel lines from his fist and behind him. Connect them at each end. Draw a pentagon at the lower end of the shaft, then draw an "X" shape across it. This forms the point of the spear.

Celtic Warrior drawing - step 9
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 9

9. Use long curved lines to enclose the rectangular shape of the cape behind the warrior. Draw a design on his chest - circles and a fish-like teardrop shape - to indicate his tribal tattoos.

Complete Celtic Warrior drawing
How to Draw Celtic Warrior: Step 10

Color your Celtic warrior. Then draft the rest of your army from our cartoon people drawing guides.

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