Today I will show you how to draw a knight for kids. This lesson consists of nine super simple steps and is created especially for children.
In this guide on how to draw a knight for kids, I tried to use fairly simple geometric shapes. Using nine easy steps, a young artist can learn how to draw a pretty realistic warrior.
Table of Contents
- Step-by-step knight drawing tutorial
- Improve your artwork
- Additional Content
Introduction to Knight Drawing Lesson
In this lesson on how to draw a knight for kids, I used a classic technique for my site – from simple to complex. It is by using such tactics that you can teach children fine arts without making them bored.
We will move from the first to the last steps, gradually adding more and more details until the circle turns into a full-fledged drawing of a knight.
In addition, this lesson will help the child learn to maintain proportions when drawing a human figure, without being distracted by the details of the face.
Over the centuries of the existence of knights, a huge variety of different types of armor have been created, but I decided to choose the most recognizable type for this lesson.
- Coloring supplies
How to Draw a Knight Step-by-Step
Time needed: 40 minutes
How to Draw a Knight for Kids
- Depict the head.
Draw a circle as a guide for the head (or rather the helmet) of the knight. The shape of the head can be either round or oval.
- Sketch the visor of the helmet.
Draw out the visor with vertical openings at the front of the helmet. By the way, you can draw this part not in the form of vertical stripes but in the form of round holes.
- Add the plume.
In the upper part of the helmet draw wriggling feathers. Use long and smooth lines to make this part of the knight’s helmet as realistic as possible.
- Draw the gorget of the helmet and the torso.
Please note that this part should be noticeably larger than the helmet. The lines in this step should also be smooth and long.
- Depict the shoulders and legs.
The shoulders should look like two circles. Draw the legs using smooth and long lines. The original circle becomes more and more like a knight drawing.
- Draw the arms and shield.
Start with the knight’s right arm. Next, draw the shield covering the left arm. After that draw the tasset around the hips.
- Add the sword and add details.
After drawing the sword, sketch out the elbow pads and knee pads. Draw armor lines on the feet. When drawing details, try to maintain proportionality and symmetry.
- Erase the guidelines.
After erasing the guidelines, you can trace your knight drawing to make it more expressive. By the way, you can add some details, for example a coat of arms on a shield.
- Color the knight drawing.
You can color the armor in light blue or light gray. Feathers can be painted in red or blue. Also color the symbol on the shield if you drew it earlier.
How to Draw a Knight: Video Tutorial
Improve Your Artwork
So, this was a lesson in which I tried to show you in 9 super simple steps how to draw a knight for kids. And of course, the learning process is not complete.
So what can you do to improve your knight drawing skills?
- Draw a few more knights in different poses and with different details. This will help you not feel constrained in the creative process.
- Draw the warrior in motion. Let the warrior run, jump, or stand in some heroic pose.
- Add details. This can be either a background in the form of forests, hills and castles, or other characters. This will help the young artist depict not individual objects and characters, but entire scenes.
- Try to draw this warrior in detail. That is, draw a helmet, gloves, weapons, shield, etc. separately. This exercise will help you learn to concentrate on the necessary details.
- And of course, it’s worth trying to portray a knight on a horse or fighting with another warrior.
And of course the free PDF version of this tutorial with all the necessary additions, including the tutorial itself, coloring page, tracing worksheet, and grid worksheet.
Conclusion on How to Draw a Knight for Kids
The lesson on drawing a knight for kids has come to an end, and it’s time to draw conclusions. What did we learn from this guide?
- Firstly, the young artist learned how to depict warriors clad in armor. This was the main goal after all.
- Additionally, if you completed all the steps successfully and completed additional tasks, then you have improved your skills in drawing plots and characters in motion.
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