Monday, October 3, 2011

How to draw a Pirate with an Eye patch for the youg artisist

This free printable drawing worksheet, How to Draw A Pirate With One Eye, is another fun portrait to draw; since he has an earring, a patch, and only one tooth people will remember this drawing after you show it to them and they well tell others about it.

Parents and teachers will find many ways to use this in class and at home. It could be used as an activity or take home at school or kid's pirate party. 

To print the free worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer. If you have problems see the tab at the top for help, or try one of the updated links below.

How to draw a pirate worksheet. (C) Adron 2011

Here are two updated links that have been edited and print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in  photo format.
CLICK HERE for a universal portable format.

I start most of my portraits with a circle and a large letter "U" for the jaw. It sometimes looks like a skull when I do this. I recommend a light line up and down the middle to keep the face in balance, and some lines across to mark off the eyes nose mouth. The lines for the eyes and nose will become the top and bottom of the ears. I use very few lines to indicate the face at this point; think of it like a map.

Now set your pencil down and look at what you have drawn so far- now is the time to fix any problems.

He is bald so keep the top of the head clean. (I was going to put a bandanna on his head but changed my mind but you can try it and see if it works.)

The nose is three circles, a large one in the middle and two smaller ones on the sides. I use a lot of shading in drawing faces so shade the underside of the nose but not too dark. I drew circles for the eyes, even though I am going to hide one under the eye-patch I still drew the circle so I have things in the right place. His eyebrows are bushy to make up for his shiny bald head.

The mouth is open to show his one tooth. When people smile or talk their lips spread out and become thinner so I just did a shadow for the top lip and a little shadow for the bottom.

I save the fun stuff for last so last I put in the earring, the eye-patch, and the bandanna around his neck.

Example of How to Draw a Pirate (c) Adron 2011

(c) Adron

Click this link to see how to draw a pirate ship.

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