How to Draw Poseidon

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In Greek mythology, Poseidon was best known as the god of the sea and water. He was also the deity of earthquakes, storms, and horses. His name means "lord or husband of the earth."

Poseidon was known for riding a chariot pulled by horses or hippocampus. He was thought to protect sailors.

Statues and other artwork depicting Poseidon can be seen in many museums. In Disney's The Little Mermaid, Ariel's father Triton was based on Poseidon.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon of this ancient deity? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Poseidon

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing the guide lines that will help you to draw your cartoon of Poseidon. Draw a circle with an inverted triangle beneath it. These will help you to shape the head and torso. Then, draw a straight, vertical line down the center of the shapes. Beneath the tip of the triangle, draw a line curving to one side.

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 2

2. Begin to detail the face. Draw curved lines on each side of the circle. Use curved lines to outline the partial teardrop shapes of the eyes. Within each eye, draw two successively smaller circles, and shade the inner circle to indicate the pupils. Use a short, curved line to form the nose.

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 3

3. Use curved lines to draw a shape like the letter "M" beneath the nose. This is Poseidon's mustache. Connect it to the sides of the face using curved lines.

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 4

4. Draw Poseidon's beard. Use long, curved lines that meet at jagged points.

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How to Draw Poseidon: Step 5

5. Draw a curved line across the top of the face, connecting the sides of the head. This forms the base of the crown. Draw curved lines upward from each end of the base to form the sides of the crown. Then, extend a curved line inward from each side, allowing the lines to meet at a tall point. This completes the outline of the crown. Decorate it with a small jewel, an oval, in the center. Next, draw curved lines from the bottom of the crown to the sides of the face to indicate Poseidon's hair.

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 6

6. Begin sketching Poseidon's muscular shoulders and torso. Use "C" shaped lines to draw the shoulders and the pectoral muscles. Extend a pair of curved lines beneath the chest to outline the abdomen.

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 7

7. Draw Poseidon's muscular arm. Use pairs of curved lines to outline the upper and lower arms. Then, use a "C" shaped line to indicate the fist and another curved line for the thumb.

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 8

8. Draw Poseidon's remaining arm, poised to hold his staff. Use a curved "L" shaped line for the bottom of the arm and overlapping curved lines for the top of the arm. Draw a series of small overlapping ovals to indicate the fingers.

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How to Draw Poseidon: Step 9

9. Draw Poseiden's trident. Draw long, straight, parallel lines passing through and filling the space between his fingers and arm. Connect the lines with a short curved line at the bottom. Then, use a series of curved lines to craft a pointed "W" shape at the top of the staff.

How to Draw Poseidon: Step 10

10. Draw Poseidon's fishlike tail. Enclose the torso using a curved line, and bring another set of curved lines to a point beneath it. Extend long, curved lines from the abdomen. Use additional curved lines to complete the "Y" shaped fins at the end of the tail. Erase the guide lines from your drawing. Color your cartoon of Poseidon.

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