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Monday, March 11, 2013

How to Draw The Face Of The Sea Captain.

This free lesson and worksheet for drawing the Sea Captain's face is fun and easy. Most of the face is hidden by the old weather warn hat and the white sun-bleached beard and will give the young artist confidence in drawing.

Parents and teachers may use this at home or school. It can be an extra activity or a stand-alone lesson. It can be used to practice or as a starting point for ideas.

History and literature are full of famous sea captains. This could be one.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT; If your sketch does not turn out the way you hoped do not give up, no one is more critical of their own work than a true artist. Come back and try another worksheet and soon you will be making beautiful drawings.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
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How to Draw The Face Of The Sea Captain Worksheet

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BEGINNING
Start with the basic oval shape for the head. Lightly draw guidelines down the center and across to keep things even. You will erase these later. Mark off half way down for the nose and halfway again for the mouth.

HAT
Draw the Captain's hat over the top 1/4 of the head. Make it uneven and battered looking. The circle for the anchor patch should be partly hidden by the brim.

FEATURES
The eyes are narrow. The upper eyelid is like a low arch, The lower eyelid is almost a straight line. The eyebrows are white just outline them. Put wrinkles between the eyebrows and around the eyes.

The nose is big and goes over the mustache.

The upper lip is hidden by the mustache. The lower lip is a double curved line with a shadow below it.

The beard is white so don't overdo it, just use short lines to draw the edges.

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