Learn how to draw a great looking Knight Helmet with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Knight Helmet.
“The knight is a man of blood and iron, a man familiar with the sight of smashed faces and the ragged stumps of lopped-off limbs; he is also a demure, almost maiden-like, guest in a hall, a gentle, modest, unobtrusive man.
He is not compromise or happy mean between ferocity and meekness; he is fierce to the nth and meek to the nth.
The man who combines both characters – the knight – is not a work of nature but of art; of that art which has human beings, instead of canvas or marble, for its medium.” ― C.S. Lewis
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You can learn how to draw a knight helmet to complete this storied scene.
Helmets, also known as sallets, like the one in this cartoon drawing tutorial were a typical part of a knight's armor during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Europe. They were based on earlier plumed Roman designs.
Helmets protected the knight during warfare or jousting competitions. A joust was a mock battle in which participants used lances to try to knock each other from their horses.
Jousting tournaments can still be observed at renaissance faires today. Suits of armor, knights, and helmets appear in countless books, television shows, cartoons, and movies. The knight archetype is that of protector and hero.
The lives of knights and their exploits have been romanticized in literature for centuries. Are you ready to build your armor, good sir knight? In this case, the pen is mightier than the sword. Ready your drawing implements, for the battle is at hand!
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Knight Helmet
How to Draw a Great Looking Knight Helmet for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing two long, overlapping curved lines to outline the shape of the helmet. Notice that the lines do not intersect on one side.
Easy Knight Helmet Drawing - Step 2
2. Next, use a series of curved lines that meet at sharp or rounded points to outline the visor.
Easy Knight Helmet Drawing - Step 3
3. Use curved lines to outline a narrow bent rectangle on the visor. This is the slit that allows the knight to see. Contour the top of the visor with a curved line.
Easy Knight Helmet Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw a series of narrow diagonal rectangles and a curved line across the bottom of the visor. This is known as the vent-tail. Draw a small circle on the upper corner of the visor, indicating the screw or hinge.
Easy Knight Helmet Drawing - Step 5
5. Outline the gorget - the portion of the helmet that protects the neck. Use overlapping curved lines.
Easy Knight Helmet Drawing - Step 6
6. Detail the gorget with additional curved lines, one across its center and one below it, connected on both sides. Draw small circles between the sections. These are the screws or bolts that hold the armor together.
Easy Knight Helmet Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw a diagonal line across the side of the gorget, and draw two small circles beside it. Then, begin to sketch the plum or crest, erasing as necessary.
First, enclose a curved rectangle near the top of the helmet. Then, use overlapping curved lines to begin sketching the plume.
Add More Details to Your Knight Helmet Picture - Step 8
8. Continue drawing the cloudlike plume of fur or feathers. Use curved and "U" shaped lines of various sizes.
Complete the Outline of Your Knight Helmet Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete the plume using curved lines, which meet at a point at the tip. Texture the plume with additional curved lines.
Color Your Knight Helmet Drawing
Color your cartoon of a knight's helmet. The armor itself is usually silver or grey. The plum was commonly red, purple, yellow, or black.
For more great Man-Made cartoons drawing tutorials, see the 51 Easy to Draw Man-Made cartoons Drawing Tutorials post.
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