How to Draw a Hockey Player

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Ice hockey is typically played by two teams of six players each. The game is played on an ice rink, but it can also be played on other surfaces.

In street hockey, players typically wear roller blades and play in an outdoor court. Field hockey is played in normal athletic shoes.

Ice hockey, as depicted here, is most popular in Canada, the U.S., Finland, and other cold-weather countries.

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No one knows exactly where the word “hockey” came from. One guess is that it is derived from a French word for a shepherd’s staff. This staff is crooked at the end, similar to the hockey stick.

Another guess is that it may have been played with cork stoppers from barrels of an ale called “hock” or “hocky.”

Did you know? Games similar to hockey – those played by striking a ball with a curved stick – have been around since ancient times.

In fact, carvings that look very similar to modern hockey have been found in Egypt and Greece, dated to 2,000 and 600 B.C., respectively.

Other hockey-like games have been played in Ireland and Mongolia for a thousand years.

Would you like to draw a hockey player? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you will need is a pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Basketball Player, Baseball Player, and Football Player.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a Hockey Player

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing two curved lines to outline the hockey player’s chin and ear.

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 2

2. Use a curved line to connect the ear to the opposite side of the face. Continue the line across the top of the face to fully enclose the irregular shape of the hockey helmet. Draw curved lines across the helmet to detail its contours. Then, use a curved line to enclose the rectangular shape of the face mask.

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 3

3. Draw a curved line below the ear and chin. Then, draw two long curved lines to form the arm. Connect them at the end, and use shorter curved lines to detail the curves of the garment at the wrist and elbow.

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 4

4. Outline the hockey player’s back and torso using curved lines.

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How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 5

5. Use a series of curved lines to outline the hockey player’s opposite arm and glove. Then, use short curved lines to detail the folds in the fabric.

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 6

6. Use a series of curved lines to outline the hockey player’s glove. Notice the overlapping lines that form the thumb and fingers.

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 7

7. Extend a set of straight, parallel lines from one glove to the other. Allow the lines to extend past the lower glove, erasing guide lines as necessary. Use a curved line to enclose a rounded rectangular shape at the bottom, fully enclosing the hockey stick.

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 8

8. Use a series of curved lines to outline the hockey player’s pants, legs, socks, and the tops of his ice skates. Notice how the pants and socks are wider than other parts of the leg. Also note the details of the uniform, such as the banding between the pants and socks, and the sole and tongue of the shoes.

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How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 9

9. Add the finishing details to your hockey player. Use curved lines to create the blades on the bottom of his skates. Use curved lines to detail the jersey, and draw his face deep in concentration. Finally, draw a small oval in front of his hockey stick and band it to create the hockey puck.

How to Draw Hockey Player: Step 10

Color your hockey player to match the colors of your favorite team.

You’ll find plenty of other athletes to draw among our selection of people drawing guides.

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