Thursday, November 1, 2012

How To Draw A Troll Worksheet And Lesson

This free printable drawing worksheet, How To Draw a Troll, is a fun lesson for beginning artist and helps give them confidence in creating their own characters.

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Worksheet How to Draw a Toll.
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This lesson combines fantasy character drawing with story telling. The story is in the expression, body position and the props; the props are the boxes of soap he is holding and the bubble bath behind the troll. The story of the picture is in a world, many young artist are content to draw their characters floating on a white page but here they are encouraged to create an entire world illustrated by the forest.

The worksheet is limited to the character; the scene and story is left to the student.


It is easy to draw the troll using the jointed stick figure method. Make a stick figure like a skeleton. Draw circles for the joints like knees elbows, hops etc. You will erase some of this later so draw lightly. You will draw the body around the stick figure.

Make the arms long and the legs short. Draw a series of ovals for the muscles. Draw the fingers like a skeleton hand at first, then draw the fingers around the lines.

His face is like a pig, the eyes are higher than normal.The nose is a half circle with tow lines up and down. The mouth is a straight line with a shadow line underneath it. He has two tusk going up. His ears are pointed.

His belly is fat and hangs over his shorts. Don't forget the belly button.

I like to give my characters a world to live in and not just draw them on a page. It is best to make the picture say something like telling a story. My illustration of the troll tells a little humorous story. Can you figure it out?



A troll. A good picture tells a story. What is the story?

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