Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to Draw a Leprechaun

How to draw an Irish Leprechaun is an easy printable art lesson project that gives the young artist opportunity to experiment with the fantasy figure. Parents, teachers, and Homeschool families will find many ways to use this printable worksheet in class and at home.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:  Do not get discouraged if your drawing does not turn out the way you wanted. Learning to draw takes practice, so do not give up. Draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try some of my other projects.


How to Draw a Leprechaun
To print this just highlight it and send it to your printer. Some find it best to drag it to their desktop first If you have problems see the how to print tab at the top.

The basic difference is the head is very big; half of the height of the figure is the head.

Draw lightly at first so you can erase later on. Mark off the halfway point and draw a large oval for the top half. In the bottom half draw a stick figure to get the pose right.

Lightly draw guidelines on the oval of the head to keep things even; one guideline is up and down the middle and one goes across the middle; you will need to erase this later.

The eyes are very big and are on the halfway guideline. The eyes are simply circles with an arch on top. Add a smaller circle inside for the Iris. Darken the arch for eyelashes. Outline bushy eyebrows.

The nose is just a flat"V" at the bottom of a line that is just to the side of the guideline.

The mouth is a thick line for the upper lip it gets thinner in the middle and at the outside edge. The lower lip is just a short line for a shadow.

The hair is curly. Start by lightly scribbling circles then go over the best with a darker pencil. The beard is short, just use straight lines on the bottom and a few lines on the top. Leave it white.

The hat is a half circle and an oval. Draw it at a tilt to one side.

The body is stocky and drawn around the stick figure. After you have drawn the curves of the arms and the legs then erase the stick figure. Draw the shirt, vest, and pants. The boots are boxy.

The hands are drawn in short straight lines.

The leprechaun has green and white clothes, His eyes are black, brown, or green. His hair is orange or red.

Give him a pot of gold.


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