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Uploaded: December 3, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: December 4, 2008
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So I was thinking today that I’d sketch something up for a request. I wanted to make an awesome tutorial that almost all fantasy lovers have been waiting for. In this last installment of tutorials you will be learning how to draw a Medieval Knight step by step. I sketched all day until I had the perfect and epic pose that I was happy with. While I was working on the drawing, I was talking to a member named SlayerOfWar1. We were discussing a problem that had to do with uploading pictures at my site. So anyways, the armor aspect of it was challenging. When I say this I mean REALLY challenging. I had to draw those individual curvy lines for the joints of the knight’s metal and then the shapes and lines of his fingers. What was really difficult was drawing the perspective parts of the right side of the knight. So after I finished the drawing I had the color the armor really well so that it looked like it had a shine to it as well as some age. I wanted to go for a shiny and gruff look and I think I may have accomplished that goal. The last step of the drawing is the making of the tutorial itself and the reason why this part of the whole process is so time consuming is because I have to draw out the image all over again but this time in pieces. After I am finished with that I am good to go. I made sure others would understand how to draw a knight very easily so that is why all the steps are broken down in a very simple way. Okay before I talk about a little biography about the knight, I want to say that I appreciate all the comments and requests that you all leave for me. Now, medieval knights roamed the earth back in the middle ages starting in the 800’s. There were three different types of men that fought during this time and they were Knights, Foot Soldiers, and Archers. Now back in the day Knights were looked at the way we see tanks during a battle today. I guess you could say they were walking, talking, metal covered human tanks. The earliest types of armor was made from metallic and it consisted of chainmail which is nothing more than thousands of pieces of metallic rings locked together and woven into a suit in pieces like a shirt, coif, or leggings which is by the way done by hand. Under the chainmail they wore either an “aketon" or a "gambeson” and with it came a shield which was made and shaped from wood and later covered with wood. The last accessory was a helmet and a sword. Then came the arrival of plate armor during the middle ages in the late 13th and 14th century and only the wealthy could afford to cover their bodies with this type of protection. As kids we all grow up learning about “knight in shining armor” like King Arthur and all the Knights of the Round Table. This tutorial will show you how to draw a medieval knight step by step. I know you will like this drawing lesson because it shows you in detail how to draw one of these brave foot soldiers of the middle ages.

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how to draw a medieval knight

How to Draw a Knight

how to draw a medieval knight step 1

STEP 1.

Okay lets start this step by drawing out the shapes and guidelines for the frame of the knight. Begin with a circle shape for his head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw a neck line and then the shape of the shoulders, torso, legs and waist. Make the shapes for his arms and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a medieval knight step 2

STEP 2.

You are now on step two and what you will do now is draw out the shape of the face plate that drops over the mouth. Add the lining of the bottom of the hood and then start sketching out the shoulders, and plated hands. You will add some detailing or definition lines on the sleeve of the top which are in a horizontal position. Finish off this step by drawing out the legs and parts of the feet or boots.
 
how to draw a medieval knight step 3

STEP 3.

Okay you are on step three and as you can see your knight is looking more and more whole. Add all the detailing definition lines along the chest and right shoulder and then draw out the fingers and the rest of the legs. Detail and thicken the base of the foot sole and move to the next step.
 
how to draw a medieval knight step 4

STEP 4.

This is a very short and simple step and all you will need to do is add more definition to the mask of the helmet. Add more definition to his arms and then the legs and the ankles of the plated armor as you can see here.
 
how to draw a medieval knight step 5

STEP 5.

Well you have made it to your last drawing step and what you will do now is draw out the grill looking like piece that covers the mouth and two slots for the eyes. Next add the detailing ribbit holes that outline parts of the armor along the shoulder pads and then color in the slots of the grill and eyes. You will then draw out the sword and the rest of the legs straps at the knee. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a medieval knight step 6

STEP 6.

When your done your sketch should come out looking like this. All that is left to do now is coloring it in. I hope you found this drawing lesson on how to draw a Medieval knight step by step informative and fun.