Learn how to draw a great looking Viking with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Viking.
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The Vikings, called Northmen or Norsemen, were a seafaring people from the Scandinavian region of Europe.
Vikings sailed during the ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries. They were known as warriors who raided neighboring villages.
Vikings are often represented as characters in popular culture. One example is Hiccup and his friends from the How to Train Your Dragon series.
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Would you like to draw a Viking? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial can 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: Queen, Anubis, and King.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Viking
How to Draw a Great Looking Viking for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will help you to form the cartoon Vikings head. Within the circle, draw two smaller circles to form the eyes. Within each eye, draw and shade an even smaller circle to indicate the pupil.
Easy Viking Drawing - Step 2
2. Detail the Viking's face. Use a "C" shaped line to enclose an ear on each side of the head. Use overlapping curved lines to add detail to each ear. Use a curved line to enclose a small half circle on top of the head, and draw a pair of lines across the forehead. Shade small circles across this band, completing the metal helmet. Draw a vertical line between the eyes with a backward "C" shaped line below it to form the comical nose.
Easy Viking Drawing - Step 3
3. Erase the tops of the eyes and replace them with shaded diagonal rectangles to give the Viking an angry glare. Use a long, curved line to enclose an irregular rounded shape beneath the nose, forming the mouth. Use curved lines to sketch the teeth and tongue within the mouth. Then, extend pairs of curved lines above the ears and allow them to meet at sharp points, forming the characteristic Viking horns.
Easy Viking Drawing - Step 4
4. Erase the bottom of the circle (the head), and replace it with a long Viking beard. Sketch the beard using overlapping curved and "U" shaped lines. Band the horns with curved lines.
Easy Viking Drawing - Step 5
5. Extend a pair of long, curved lines beneath the beard, and double them back upon themselves to meet at a point in the middle. Draw a short horizontal line where the lines meet. This outlines the Viking's body, legs, and feet.
Easy Viking Drawing - Step 6
6. Use curved lines that meet at points to enclose the roughly triangular shapes of the Viking's shoulder armor. Enclose a half circle beneath the beard and connect it to the sides of the torso using pairs of lines, forming a belt. Shade small circles across the belt. Draw the bottom of the garment or tunic using a curved line interrupted by small triangular points. Use lines to mark the tops of the boots.
Easy Viking Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw the Viking's large, hairy arms. Extend a pair of long, curved lines from each shoulder. Use overlapping "U" shaped lines to form the fingers. Use a short, curved line to enclose a fingernail at the tip of each finger. Then, use curved lines to indicate hair on the arms.
Add More Details to Your Viking Picture - Step 8
8. Draw a series of "U" shaped lines beneath each shoulder, erasing as necessary. This forms the sleeves of a furry garment. Draw an oval across one hand, erasing as necessary, forming the chappe or cross-guard of a sword.
Complete the Outline of Your Viking Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw a short line across the cross-guard, and extend long curved lines from each end. Connect them at the end with two straight lines that meet at a point. Erase as necessary. Draw a line down the center of the blade, and use a curved line to enclose the pommel, visible just behind the arm.
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