Thursday, December 6, 2012

How To Draw A Nutcracker Worksheet.

This free drawing worksheet, How to Draw a Nutcracker, is an easy drawing lesson for the young artist. There are so many variations possible that each student can make the project unique. This project is ideal for the younger artist since is uses the most basic shapes and design.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:  If your drawings do not turn out the way you were hoping do not give up, learning to draw takes practice. Draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to this blog often and try some of my other projects.

To print the worksheet below highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above.  Below are two links that may print better on some printers.

Worksheet For How To Draw a Nutcracker Art Lesson.

CLICK HERE for a file that may print clearer to some printers.
Some printers work better with a PDF format. CLICK HERE to go to a PDF file.
Print in grayscale to get the shadows.


Start by lightly drawing the outline using basic shapes; rectangles for the hat, legs, arms, circle for hands and head and a square for the body.

Once you are satisfied with the outline add more basic shapes to develop the details. To make the torso an hourglass shape, (this is two triangles one pointing up and one pointing down) you can draw an inward curve on both sides of the waist. Draw the nose with a rectangle, and the mouth with a rectangle. Make the eyes with two circles. The hair and beard are drawn with many wavy lines.

Add detail to the cuffs on the sleeves, buttons, pockets, belt, mustache, lips, and teeth. Do not make the hair solid but use the wavy lines over and over in a pattern to give the hair a texture.

The hat has fur, this takes time; first using the cheek of the pencil shadow the hat so it looks round by shading toward the edges after that use the point of the pencil and draw a lot of short lines going in the same direction out and away from the center.

If you are drawing in pencil remember to use the cheek of the pencil and add shade for roundness.

If you are using color medium here is a color scheme- but you can use your own.
     * The hat is black,
     * The face and hands are tan.
     * The jacket is red there is a white shirt under the jacket;
     * The jacket has white cuffs, and a white belt with a gold buckle.
     * There is a gold decoration on the shoulders.
     * The pants can be white, blue, or black,
     * The boots are black but parts like the tops are gray.

My illustration was done in watercolor.
Illustration for Art Lesson 

I hope this project is fun and helpful for you.  To find more like it use the search box above, or choose one of the favorites in the left sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c)Adron Dozat 12/6/12

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