How to Draw Harry Potter

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Harry Potter is a fictional character created by British author J. K. Rowling. The character debuted in a 1997 novel, to be followed by a number of sequels and movies.

On his eleventh birthday, orphaned Harry discovers that his mother and father were a witch and a wizard, and that he, too, shares this destiny. The story follows his adventures in school and beyond.

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The Harry Potter franchise has been wildly popular. It has grown to include merchandise, games, a stage production, theme park rides, and release parties for each new book and movie.

Would you like to draw Harry Potter? This easy, step-by-step character drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ Harry Potter

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 1

1. Begin by using a long curved line and a short curved line to outline the chin and ear.

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 2

2. Next, draw the hair. For each lock of hair, draw two curved lines that meet in a sharp or gently point. Notice that the lines, and therefore the locks, are of different lengths. Overlap the curved lines, following the rouned shape of both the hairline and the top of the head. Continue to draw locks of hair until the hair is completely enclosed.

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 3

3. Draw the shirt collar and the scarf. For the collar, enclose three irregular shapes just below the head. From the collar, extend two roughly parallel lines downward. Connect them at the bottom with a short line. From this, extend many short lines, forming the fringe of the scarf. Connect the portions of the collar using a curved line, and double it back upon itself to enclose the remainder of the scarf.

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 4

4. Draw the jacket and the arm. Extend two long curved lines downward from the scarf. Use shorter curved lines to craft the tip and inner side of the sleeve. Texture the folds of fabric using short lines. Then, use connected, narrow, "U" shaped lines to enclose the fingers and hand. Then, use curved lines to enclose the remainder of the jacket.

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How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 5

5. Draw a horizontal curved line from the jacket to the scarf to indicate the bottom of the shirt. Then, enclose two triangle shapes beneath this to indicate the tails of the undershirt. Extend two sets of curved lines to form the legs; connect them at the bottom using curved lines. Detail the folds of fabric using short lines. Finally, use curved lines to complete the outline of the jacket.

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 6

6. Use curved lines to enclose the shape of the shoes. Notice the lines parallel to the bottom of the shoes than indicate the soles.

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 7

7. Draw the remaining arm using curved lines. Detail the folds of the fabric, especially at the elbow, using short lines. Outline the hand using curved and "U" shaped lines. Extend two lines from the hand, allowing them to meet in a gentle point, to form the wand. Draw large circles for the eyes, with a curved line to indicate the eyebrow above each. Sketch in the lightning bolt shaped scar above one eye.

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 8

8. Detail the face. Draw the eyes behind the glasses. Use curved lines to detail the ears, form the mouth and nose, and connect the glasses. Use straight lines to form the glasses' earpieces.

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How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 9

9. Draw the letter "H" on the shirt, and stripe the scarf using curved lines. Draw short lines extending from the tip of the wand.

How to Draw Harry Potter: Step 10

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