Thursday, February 13, 2014

How to Draw A British Royal Palace Guard.

This printable How to Draw worksheet will help the young artist feel confident in drawing a figure. Parents, teachers, and homeschool families may print a copy for class or personal use.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your sketch of the British Royal Palace Guard does not come out as well as you hoped do not give up, You are learning to draw and it takes practice. You will learn more every time and every picture you do will be just a little bit better. Come back and find other drawing worksheets and do them every day, before you know it you will be a good artist. Some people draw some things better than others so try different projects you will find what is your subject and style.

To print the free worksheet above just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems printing this see the how to print tab above for suggestions or try one of the links to updated files below. NOTE for this one set your printer on grayscale because the pants are not black but gray.

How to Draw A British Royal Palace Guard.

Here are two links to files that have been updated to look better and print better.

CLICK HERE for a photo formatted JPEG file
CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format, (recommended).


The guard is a simple figure of an adult. Start with a stick figure to get the height and proportions right. Do not draw the uniform or the hat at this time. The shoulders are wide and the waste is narrow the feet are spread slightly apart. The right arm, (which is on the viewer's left), is slightly bent. Draw a guideline for the weapon.

Around the stick figure draw the form of the man.

The hat covers everything above the eyebrows. The strap of the hat goes over the face and under the lower lip, so the chin shows below the strap. The eyes are straight ahead. Keep the face simple.

The jacket has a white belt at the middle slightly above the waist. The collar has golden leaves on the sides but in the small drawing just do a triangle-ish shape and color black around it. The sleeves have square decorations going down at the cuff. There is a black background at the cuff. There are buttons to the right of the seam. The shoulders have golden decorations across the top. Many guards have medals won for bravery in combat, draw it as a circle with a triangle above and a thin rectangle above that. The pants are black.

The hand holding the weapon is a line for the thumb that goes inward and back, the fingers is two lines that make it look like the letter C laying down. The other hand is mostly hidden by the sleeve but a line can show the fingers facing inward.

The shoes are very black and very shiny, so before you color them in outline a few shiny spots and make sure you leave them white.

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(c) Adron 2/13/14