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How to Draw a Firefighter

Easy, step by step Firefighter drawing tutorial
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A firefighter, fireman, or firewoman is a person employed in firefighting - putting out dangerous fires and keeping them from spreading. This may involve rescuing people from a burning building.

Firefighters use special tools and equipment. They wear helmets to protect their heads from falling debris, and clothing that does not burn and is heat-resistant. Fire Trucks may carry water or chemicals to extinguish the fires, or firemen may hook their hoses to fire hydrants. Ladder trucks provide access to tall buildings. Those who specialize in forest fires carry cocoon-like bags that they can hide in if trapped by wildfire.

Firefighters are often depicted in cartoons. Examples include Billy Blazes from Rescue Heroes and Marshall from Paw Patrol. Live-action films about firefighting include Backdraft and Fireproof.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon firefighter? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished character.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Doctor, Soldier, and Cartoon Scientist.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Firefighter

Firefighter drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Firefighter Step 01

1. Begin by outlining the firefighter’s face. Use a long, curved line to enclose the nearly circular shape of the head. Note the slight indentation at the brow. Use a “C” shaped line to sketch the ear.

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How to Draw a Firefighter Step 02

2. Draw the hat, erasing as necessary. Use a “C” shaped curved line to draw the brim of the hat, and another curved line to enclose the opening. Then, use a curved line to enclose the top of the hat. Band the hat with a pair of curved lines.

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Firefighter drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Firefighter Step 03

3. Detail the fireman’s face. Use a series of curved lines to draw the hair above the ear. Draw two ovals to form the eyes. Within each eye, draw the pupil using a curved line, a “C” shaped line, and another curved line. Enclose the egg-shaped brows above each eye. Use curved lines to form the nose, the mouth, and the lines below the eyes.

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4. Use curved lines to enclose the collar of the jacket, the arms, and the torso. Note that one arm employs a “T” shaped line to form the bend of the elbow.

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5. Use curved lines to form the legs. Below each, draw a “C” shaped line to enclose the top of the boots. Then, extend two straight lines and connect them using a curved line to outline the boot.

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How to Draw a Firefighter Step 06

6. Draw a curved line down the center of the jacket, and band the bottom of it with a pair of curved lines.

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How to Draw a Firefighter Step 07

7. Draw the hands, erasing as necessary. Enclose the fingers using a series of overlapping curved lines. Band the cuff of the jacket with a pair of curved lines.

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How to Draw a Firefighter Step 08

8. Draw a pair of “S” shaped lines passing through the firefighter’s hand to form the firehose. Connect them on the ends using short curved lines. Erase as necessary.

Firefighter drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Firefighter Step 09

9. Draw a “C” shaped line around the end of the hose. Then, extend a pair of straight lines. Connect them at the end using two “C” shaped lines. This forms the sprayer nozzle of the hose. Erase as necessary. Then, draw a series of connected “U” shaped lines of various sizes to enclose the water coming from the hose.

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How to Draw a Firefighter Step 10

Color your cartoon firefighter. Their suits are often bright yellow or red. Then, give him the tools he needs to do his job - a firetruck and a canine companion!

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