How to Draw a Person Running

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Learn how to draw a great looking Person Running with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Person Running drawing.

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Complete Person Running drawing

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Running has been a popular athletic event around the world throughout history. Different types of runs may be called footraces, marathons, sprints, dashes, relay, cross-country, or endurance races.

Different types of running competitions are held during the Summer Olympics. The first Olympic Games were held around 776 B.C., almost 3,000 years ago.

Did you know? In ancient times, the Olympic Games were part of religious festivals, as the ancient Greeks believed that athletic competitions were pleasing to the gods.

Only men were permitted to compete and were often required to do so in the nude, as evidenced by much ancient artwork.

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The figure of a person running is still a part of popular culture. Images such as the one in this drawing guide often represent marathons, high school athletics, and good health.

They can also be used to signify endurance in any setting, comparing performance at work, etc., to winning a race.

The animated Glico Running Man sign in Osaka, Japan, has been a landmark there for over 80 years.

Would you like to draw a cartoon running man? This easy, step-by-step cartoon runner 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 drawing.

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

Easy, step by step Person Running drawing tutorial
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Person Running

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Person Running Drawing - Step 1

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1. Draw an irregular rounded shape, like an upside-down teardrop with a rounded point. This will help you sketch the running man's head.

Person Running Drawing - Step 2

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2. Erase one side of the shape. In its place, sketch the man's profile. Use short, curved lines that meet at points to draw his hair. Then, use curved lines to outline the forehead, nose, mouth, and chin. Use two curved lines that meet at a point to form the mouth.

Person Running Drawing - Step 3

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3. Detail the man's face. Use a "C" shaped line to form the ear and detail it with smaller lines inside it. Use curved lines to draw the hairline, passing behind the ear - notice the square shape of the hairline at the forehead. Shade a small oval or circle for the eye, with curved lines above it to indicate the eyelid and eyebrow.

Person Running Drawing - Step 4

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4. Erase the bottom of the head to make way for the neck. Extend two curved lines downward to form the neck. Then, use curved lines to outline the torso and sleeveless shirt. Notice the "C" shaped arm opening.

Person Running Drawing - Step 5

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5. Sketch the man's muscular arm. Use curved lines to form the shoulder, upper arm, and lower arm. Note the bend of the elbow and the small dimple. Then, use curved lines to outline the hand, fingers, and thumb.

Person Running Drawing - Step 6

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6. Outline the remaining arm and hand. Use a long, curved line and double it back upon itself.

Person Running Drawing - Step 7

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7. Use several curved lines to sketch the man's leg, one pair for the upper leg or thigh, and one for the lower leg or calf. Connect the lines at the bottom. Then, use a curved line, doubled back upon itself, to enclose the shape of the running shoe.

Person Running Drawing - Step 8

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8. Draw the remaining leg and foot. use pairs of curved lines to form the upper leg and lower leg. Then, enclose the irregular shape of the foot.

Person Running Drawing - Step 9

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9. Detail the runner's clothing. Use curved lines to mark the bottom hem of his shorts and the top of his long socks.

Complete Person Running Drawing

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Color your cartoon person running. But, what is he running to or from? Check out our characters drawing guides to find out.

For more great People drawing tutorials, see the 51 Simple People Drawing Ideas post.

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