How to Draw a King

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A king is a male ruler. Today, we often think of a king as ruling over an entire country. In ancient times, however, kings often ruled over tribes, cities, or districts.

Because of their prominence, kings were often depicted in art. Pharaohs, for example, were the kings of ancient Egypt. Their images are recorded on statues and painted tombs. Later, kings would be depicted on canvas, coins, and postage stamps.

Today, kings rule over about 15 sovereign kingdoms. There are a total of 26 monarchies in the world, affecting more than 40 countries.

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In popular culture, any male of prominence may be labeled a king. Kings are used as logos or mascots, as in The King costume used in Burger King restaurant advertisements. Even the names of animals often include the word, king.

Would you like to draw a cartoon king? 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.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a King

How to Draw King: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing an oval. This will help you to form the king's head.

How to Draw King: Step 2

2. Draw the crown. First, draw a curved line across the top of the oval. Then, draw curved lines up from each end. Draw a series of inverted "V" shaped points above the crown, and connect them using "C" shaped lines. Draw curved lines between these spires, and another parallel to the bottom of the crown. Draw several circles around the crown to indicate jewels.

How to Draw King: Step 3

3. Outline the king's face using a curved line. Notice the indentation at the bottom of the rounded shape. This will form the top of the king's beard.

How to Draw King: Step 4

4. Draw a "C" shaped ear on each side of the face, and detail its interior with a curved line. Draw curved lines from the crown to the ears to indicate the hair. From below the ears, extend curved lines that meet at a gentle point beneath the chin, outlining the beard. Use curved lines to draw rounded triangles of hair beneath each of the ears.

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How to Draw King: Step 5

5. Detail the king's face. Enclose pointed, curved shapes to indicate the eyebrows. Beneath each, draw a series of straight lines to enclose the square shape of the eye. Shade a circle in each to indicate the pupils. Draw the nose using a "C" shaped line, and use curved lines that meet at points to outline the mustache. Use a curved line to enclose the mouth beneath the mustache.

How to Draw King: Step 6

6. Draw the king's royal garments. Use pairs of long, curved lines to draw the edges of his robe. Draw a big circle to indicate a belt buckle, and connect it to the sides of the robe with straight lines. Use curved lines to outline the square shapes of his pant legs.

How to Draw King: Step 7

7. Use curved lines to outline the side of the robe, sleeve, and cuff. Then, sketch the fingers, palm, and thumb.

How to Draw King: Step 8

8. Extend a pair of curved lines to form the remaining arm, and use curved lines to enclose the cuff. Enclose the irregular rounded shapes of the thumb and fingers using curved lines. Extend pairs of straight lines above and below the hand to form the scepter. Enclose the lines on top with a circular shape and on the bottom with a curved line.

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How to Draw King: Step 9

9. Use curved lines to enclose the rounded rectangular shapes that make up the tops, base, and tongue of the shoes, as well as their buckles.

How to Draw King: Step 10

Color your king. Red, purple, deep blue, and gold have often been considered royal colors.

Color your cartoon king.

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