Learn how to draw a great looking Easy Cartoon Pirate with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Easy Cartoon Pirate.
This pirate has many of the marks of a pirate in popular culture. He wears a skull drawing on his captain's hat and he carries a sword. He also bears the marks of injuries long past - a patch over his eye, a hook for a hand, and a wooden peg leg.
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Though this picture may look complicated, don't worry - you will add simple shapes and lines, highlighted in blue in each step.
Shiver me timbers! Pick out your pencils or markers of choice and set sail with this drawing guide.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Cartoon Pirate
How to Draw a Great Looking Easy Cartoon Pirate for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the easy cartoon pirate outline by drawing the face. Draw two curved lines for the eyelids, and enclose half-circle-shaped eyes below them. Shade one semicircle, as it will become the eyepatch. Shade a small circle to indicate the pupil in the other.
Contour the eye with a short curved line below it, and draw a "C" shaped line for the nose.
Easy Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a straight line above the face; this is the bottom of the pirate's hat. Above it, use a long wavy line to enclose the irregular shape of the hat. Want to make your pirate hat more detailed? Check out this pirate hat drawing guide.
Next, use a series of curved lines to sketch the outline of the face and ears. Use short lines from the hair above the ears and the frowning mouth.
Easy Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing - Step 3
3. Use curved lines to contour the ears and draw the straps of the eye patch. Then, draw a wavy line parallel to the top of the hat. In the middle of the hat, draw a partial oval. In the opening, enclose a trapezoid. Shade two ovals and an inverted heart shape inside the oval to complete the human skull design.
Easy Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw two incomplete triangle shapes below the head to form the collar of the shirt. Then, use overlapping curved lines to sketch the arm and grasping hand.
Easy Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing - Step 5
5. Enclose a half-circle shape on top of the hand. This is the cross-guard of the sword. Extend two curved lines upward to form the sides of the blad. Use Overlapping curved lines to sketch the remaining fingers.
You can learn more about how to draw a sword here.
Easy Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing - Step 6
6. Complete the sword's blade with curved lines. Then, sketch the remaining arm and the half-circle-shaped base of the hook. Extend a pair of lines from the base.
Easy Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing - Step 7
7. Extend the lines, curving them, and allowing them to meet at a sharp point. Then, use a series of straight and curved lines to draw the torso of the shirt and the leg of the pants.
Add More Details to Your Easy Cartoon Pirate Picture - Step 8
8. Draw a half-circle shape at the bottom of the leg, and a rounded rectangle beneath it. This is the wooden leg. Draw the other leg of the pants, with a curved trapezoid at the bottom. This is the top of the pirate's boot.
Complete the Outline of Your Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing - Step 9
9. Use curved lines to band the sleeves and enclose the irregular shape of the boot. Draw a round button in the middle of the shirt.
Color Your Easy Cartoon Pirate Drawing
Your easy cartoon pirate outline is now complete. Color him.
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