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How to Draw a VE Day Card

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VE Day, V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day, is a holiday commemorating the end of World War II in Europe. It is also called Victory Day, Victory Over Fascism Day, and Liberation Day. You can observe this day by learning how to draw a VE Day Card.

VE Day is celebrated on May 8 or 9 and marks Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945. Public celebrations erupted throughout the world, as years of war in Europe had finally come to an end.

How do people celebrate VE Day today? In some countries, it is a public holiday, and people are given a day off work. Austria holds a Festival of Joy. In others, it is a solemn day of remembrance.

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What can you do to commemorate VE Day? Remembering the events of World War II - concentration camps, fighting, atomic weapons, and the deaths of millions - can help prevent history from repeating itself. Draw this cartoon as a card or poster to remind yourself and others.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Soldier, Tank, and The American Flag.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a VE Day Card

VE Day Card drawing - step 1
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 01

1. Begin by sketching the soldier’s head. Use a pair of curved lines to craft his helmet. Then, trace the outline of his face, his nose, his eyebrows, and his eyes.

VE Day Card drawing - step 2
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 02

2. Use curved lines to complete the outline of the head, neck, and ear. Use a pair of curved lines to form the chin strap that holds his helmet in place. Draw a “V” shaped line at the neck to begin the collar of the shirt, and complete the collar by drawing two incomplete triangles.

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VE Day Card drawing - step 3
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 03

3. Use curved lines to sketch the shoulders, torso, an outstretched arm, and hand. Band the sleeve with a curved line to indicate the cuff.

VE Day Card drawing - step 4
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 04

4. Draw the remaining arm. Use pairs of curved lines, and band the sleeve to create the cuff. Then, use overlapping curved lines to form the fist and fingers.

VE Day Card drawing - step 5
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 05

5. Detail the soldier’s gear. At his waist, draw a belt. Sketch a rounded square within a square for the belt buckle and two rectangles for the belt alongside it. Draw a small oval for the buckle’s prong. Draw a curved rectangle with an incomplete triangle at its top to form the pouch. Detail the pouch with circle closure and a curved line. Then, cross the torso with a pair of curved lines that pass behind the arm.

VE Day Card drawing - step 6
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 06

6. Draw two curved lines from the corner of the pouch to the shoulder, indicating the other end of the strap. Use curved lines to outline the two bottom sections of the shirt and the legs of the trousers.

VE Day Card drawing - step 7
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 07

7. Draw a rounded rectangular shape and a semicircle at the bottom of each leg to form the boots. Use a long curved line to draw the ground. Then, draw a flagpole in the man’s hands. Draw a pair of narrowly spaced straight lines passing between and extending beyond the hands. Connect them at each end. Then, use curved lines to draw the large rectangular shape of the flag itself.

VE Day Card drawing - step 8
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 08

8. Use straight lines to outline a large letter “V.” Then, detail the British flag, also known as the Union Jack. Use curved lines to draw a plus or cross shape in the center. Then, extend a pair of curved lines from each junction of the cross to the corner of the flag.

VE Day Card drawing - step 9
How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 09

9. Write the words “IS FOR VICTORY” to complete the statement “V IS FOR VICTORY.”

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How to Draw a VE Day Card Step 10

Color your cartoon to complete your VE Day Card.

You can also add other elements, such as a cartoon tank.

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