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Uploaded: February 9, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: February 9, 2013
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I have some pretty awesome lessons for you all today which means I’m really excited to get them uploaded. To start, I will be showing you "how to draw a Roman soldier, step by step". These soldiers where considered to be one of the fiercest risk taking men from a military view. One of the main reasons why they were so brutal was because of the organization that was brought onto them from their leader and commander. When the Romans invaded Britain, they had a high kill rate because the soldiers moved in swiftly, effectively, and skillfully. All Roman soldiers where well equipped with a number of items. First they had a Cassis which is their helmet, then they were all equipped with Lorica Segmentata armor, to go under the armor they also wore a scarf and tunic called a Focale and Cingulum. Next they all carried a Scutum which is their shield, Caligae (these are military boots, but they sometimes looked more like sandals), a medium sized throwing spear called a Pilum, a Gladius which where the swords, and these swords would range in size from eighteen to twenty four inches in length. Lastly, they all wore a red battle cloak. When Roman soldiers traveled from place to place, they marched instead of walked. Anyways, these guys where mean, lean and awesome fighting machines. Drawing a Roman soldier is going to be awesome because I know lots of people love recreating these types of people. Enjoy folks and let me know if you had fun.

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How to Draw a Roman Soldier, Roman Soldier

how to draw a roman soldier, roman soldier step 1

STEP 1.

Let us first draw the head of a Roman soldier. Start by making the outlined shape. Next sketch out the actual shape and structure of the soldier's helmet. When that is done sketch the profile of his nose, then add detailing to the hat's metal surface. This will add texture to your soldier. Lastly, draw in the long ponytail like hair that is spewing from the top of the helmet. Next, sketch out his red cloak cape like so, then add some last minutes details.
 
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STEP 2.

Next thing you need to do is draw out the three shapes for the body. Make the small circle for the head, the next for the torso should be a little bigger, then draw out the hip and leg area. Sketch in the facial guidelines.
 
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STEP 3.

Now that the the guides are drawn out, you can start sketching out the helmet for your Roman soldier. The face grid should by draw out after you make the round part of the helmet. Draw in the crown or shaft where the hair is attached to. Sketch out the mask part of the helmet then proceed to step four.
 
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STEP 4.

You will continue with sketching out the hair for the helmet that runs down the middle like a Mohawk. After that you will need to add detailing to the mask which is the indents from being molded.
 
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STEP 5.

Sketch out the shape of the Roman's neck like so, then draw the shoulder straps from the red cloak cape. Next, begin drawing the chest plate for his armor. Be sure to draw literal breast shapes because that is how the armor looked back in those days.
 
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STEP 6.

The next thing we will do is draw out the bottle cap looking shield. The outer ring should look more like molding instead of one unit. Sketch in the detailing around the edge which is the stripes, then move along to step seven.
 
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STEP 7.

Now starts the hard part. We will need to start drawing the body beginning with the shoulders, shoulder plates and arm. Once you sketch out the very toned arm, you will need to draw out the wrist, and short sword. The sword just needs minor detailing. You will need to begin drawing out the torso and chest. Add the rib cage like lining on the sides of the body and add some ab detailing too.
 
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STEP 8.

It's now that time to begin drawing the waist as well as the sash around the waist. Sketch in the detailing then draw the leather flap that the soldiers wear over their skirts or kilts.
 
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STEP 9.

The last thing you need to do is draw out the legs, sandals or boots, then draw the rest of the red cloak cape. Add detailing where needed, then erase the mistakes.
 
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STEP 10.

Here is your Roman shoulder when you are done with the drawing task. Color it in and that's it.