How to Draw a Pirate

Learn how to draw a great looking Pirate with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Pirate.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Pirate

How to Draw a Great Looking Pirate for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

How to Draw a Pirate Step 01

1. Begin by sketching the pirate's face. Use curved lines to outline the pirate's large nose, the top and bottom of his bushy mustache, his pointed eyebrow, and the round shape of his eye.

Shade a partial circle within the eye to indicate the pupil.

Easy Pirate Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw a curved line above the face to outline the bottom of the pirate's hat. Use curved lines to outline the eyebrow and the round eyepatch. Connect the eyepatch to the hat using pairs of curved lines.

Then, use curved lines to outline the sides of the pirate's face. Notice the bulges of the temples and cheeks.

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Easy Pirate Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw a Pirate Step 03

3. Use a series of connected curved lines to outline the pirate's voluminous beard. Use "C" shaped lines to outline the ears and curved lines to detail inside.

Next, extend a long curved line from each ear to outline the brim and crown of the hat. Connect the ends of these lines using a "C" shaped line.

Easy Pirate Drawing - Step 4

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4. Draw a tobacco pipe in the pirate's mouth, erasing as necessary. Draw the stem of the pipe using a pair of curved lines. Then, use two curved lines to form the half-oval shape of the pipe's bowl. Draw the opening at the top using a "C" shaped line.

Then, draw the skull and crossbones on the pirate's hat. Outline the rounded skull, and shade the oval-shaped eye sockets. Then, draw the four heart-shaped ends of the bones.

Easy Pirate Drawing - Step 5

How to Draw a Pirate Step 05

5. Draw three small triangles below the beard to form the collar and neck of the shirt. Then, use overlapping curved lines to draw the shoulders and begin the front of the garment.

Easy Pirate Drawing - Step 6

How to Draw a Pirate Step 06

6. Use curved lines to draw the cuff of the sleeve, the hand, the fingers, and the lemon-shaped crossguard of the sword. Draw a short straight line to form the base of the blade, then extend two curved lines to begin outlining the curved blade.

On the front of the blade, draw a series of "V" shaped and curved lines to indicate damage to the weapon.

Easy Pirate Drawing - Step 7

How to Draw a Pirate Step 07

7. Use curved lines to complete the outline of the blade. Then, use curved lines to sketch the remaining sleeve, cuff, hand, and fingers.

Add More Details to Your Pirate Picture - Step 8

How to Draw a Pirate Step 08

8. Complete the jacket using curved lines. Then, draw a belt between the sides of the jacket. For the buckle, draw a small square with rounded corners and a tiny oval crossing one side. Draw another rounded square around it.

Then, draw pairs of curved lines between the buckle and the jacket. Finally, use overlapping curved lines to outline the pants.

Complete the Outline of Your Pirate Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw a Pirate Step 09

9. Use curved lines to outline the shape of the pirate's boot and his pegleg.

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How to Draw a Pirate Step 10

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Aargh! Shiver me timbers, would you like to learn how to draw a pirate?

From Veggie Tales to Pirates of the Caribbean, seafaring pirates have long been a part of our popular culture. But who were the pirates, and what is piracy?

Piracy can be defined as any violence or robbery committed "outside the normal jurisdiction of any state," as on the seas.

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The pirates most common in popular culture operated hundreds of years ago on the Atlantic Ocean. They robbed ships traveling between Europe and the Americas.

Some of the most famous real-life pirates include Blackbeard, "Black" Bart Roberts, Captain Kidd, Calico Jack, and Captain Morgan.

Are you ready to sail the high seas with your cartoon pirate? Sharpen your pencil and board your pirate ship. "X" marks the spot where the treasure chest is buried!

If you liked this drawing tutorial, see also the following guides: Pirate Ship drawing, Treasure Chest drawing, and Viking Ship drawing.

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