How to Draw a Queen

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A queen is a female monarch, the counterpart to a king. Today, 26 monarchies rule over more than 40 countries. Foremost modern queens include Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

There are a number of visual cues that a picture depicts a queen. The most common is the crown. Another is the scepter, an ornamented rod that symbolized authority. Variations of these symbols have been used in art since ancient times.

In popular culture, the term is used for a prominent woman, such as in the phrases "beauty queen" and "queen bee."

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Would you like to draw a cartoon queen? This easy, step-by-step cartoon person drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Princess, Crown, and Cartoon Castle.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Queen

How to Draw Queen: Step 1

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

How to Draw Queen: Step 2

2. Erase the top of the oval. Replace it with the queen's hair. Use long, curved lines to outline the shape of the hair. Draw a "C" shaped ear, and detail the inside with a curved line. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the hairline at the forehead. Notice the upturned point in the middle of the hairline, which indicates a part in the hair.

How to Draw Queen: Step 3

3. Draw the crown, erasing as necessary. Use curved lines to sketch the sides and bottom of the crown. Then, draw points of straight lines across the top of the crown. Connect them using "C" shaped lines. Draw a curved line at the bottom of the crown, and another between the points. Draw circles along the base of the crown to indicate jewels.

How to Draw Queen: Step 4

4. Detail the queen's face. Use a curved line for the smile, capped with short lines at each end. Use a "C" shaped line for the nose, and irregular rounded shapes for the eyes. Within each eye, enclose several circles within larger circles. Shade between the two smallest to indicate the pupil. Draw short, curved lines along the sides of the eyes to indicate eyelashes. Enclose a pointed, curved shape above each eye to form the brows.

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How to Draw Queen: Step 5

5. Draw the top of the queen's cape. Beneath her face, draw a small circle. Connect it to the sides of her head using pairs of curved lines. Then, enclose rounded triangular shapes using overlapping curved lines. Double one of the lines back upon itself to indicate a seam.

How to Draw Queen: Step 6

6. Draw the queen's gown. Outline the dress using long, curved lines, and connect them at the bottom. Draw a "V" shaped line at the top of the dress and an inverted "V" at the bottom.

How to Draw Queen: Step 7

7. Draw the queen's arm. Use pairs of overlapping curved lines to sketch the arm, bent at the elbow. Enclose the curved rectangular shape of the cuff and use curved lines to sketch the hand. Draw the edge of the cape using two long, curved lines.

How to Draw Queen: Step 8

8. Draw the opposite arm. Use curved lines to sketch the arm and hand. Then, use a pair of long, curved lines to draw the edge of the cape. Connect it to the bottom of the dress.

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How to Draw Queen: Step 9

9. Extend a pair of narrowly spaced straight lines from each side of the fist, and connect them on each end. Cap the top with a small rectangle, large circle, and small circle. Band the large circle with curved lines. This is the queen's scepter.

How to Draw Queen: Step 10

Color your cartoon queen. Purple, red, and gold are often considered royal colors.

Every queen was once a beautiful princess. Draw one!

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