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How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet

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Would you like to draw an astronaut? You can use this easy drawing tutorial to learn how to draw an astronaut helmet.

Astronauts in spacesuits have become an indelible part of our popular culture. The spacesuits were first invented during the mid-1900s when NASA and other organizations began missions to space. They were based on suits used in deep-sea diving.

Astronauts feature in cartoons and movies, both fictional and documentary. Many artists and photographers like to place images of astronauts in unexpected places.

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One example of this can be found in the film Everything, Everything. The story's heroine always places a tiny astronaut in the architectural models she makes for school.

Why do astronauts wear spacesuits? These garments protect astronauts from the temperature extremes and airless environment of outer space.

They have enabled humans to walk on the moon and conduct spacewalks outside the International Space Station and rocket ships.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Astronaut, Rocket Ship, and Space and Planets.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Astronaut Helmet

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 1
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 01

1. Use curved lines to enclose a rounded triangular shape like one-fourth of a circle. This is the visor or clear faceplate of the helmet. It is often plated in gold to reduce glare from the sun.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 2
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 02

2. Draw the opaque helmet shield. First, draw a long curved line from one corner of the triangle shape to the other. Draw a short straight line between the line and the point of the triangle; draw a curved line across the same point. Then, draw another long curved line to outline the shape of the helmet.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 3
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 03

3. Detail the helmet. Draw reflections on the visor's surface using curved lines. Then, draw a small microphone or communicator in the corner. Use curved lines to draw the irregular shape, then connect it to the quarter-circle with a pair of straight lines.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 4
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 04

4. Next, draw the neck ring, which ensures that the helmet seals to the suit so the air won't escape. Enclose the ring using a long curved line. Then, band it with pairs of short curved lines.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 5
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 05

5. Draw a long curved line across the back of the helmet, and three small circles near the visor.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 6
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 06

6. Enclose a partial oval on top of the visor. Draw a curved line across this shape. Connect its top to the helmet with a straight line.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 7
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 07

7. Detail the helmet further, erasing as necessary. Extend a curved line from the back of the helmet and double it back upon itself. Then, extend two curved lines upward from this shape and double each one back upon itself. Band one shape with short lines and sketch a small circle on top of it.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 8
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 08

8. Draw an air hose, erasing as necessary. Extend a pair of curved lines from the back of the helmet to just below the visor. Connect the lines at the end, and draw a small oval around it.

Astronaut Helmet drawing - step 9
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 09

9. Band the air hose with curved lines.

Complete Astronaut Helmet drawing
How to Draw an Astronaut Helmet Step 10

Color your cartoon astronaut helmet. Spacesuits are often white or grey. The visor is usually yellow in color, shielded with a thin layer of gold.

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