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Uploaded: March 12, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: March 9, 2011
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Have you ever breezed through a deck of playing game cards and looked at the jokers that are printed on two cards of the deck? Well if you notice their images they are not jokers at all. Instead they are what you call jesters. I wanted to do another cool looking tattoo image so when I was playing fish with my little sister I came across the joker card and thought “yeah, what a good idea”. So, for the first lesson of the day I will show you how to draw a jester step by step. If you’re wondering what exactly a Jester is, I will tell you now. A jester was a man that would entertain a King back in the middle ages. They are also called jokers, jokesters, fools, wise-crackers, pranksters, and buffoons. The most common object that gives away what these entertainers are is their bright colored and odd designed hats. They are called “the cap n’ bells”. It is a cloth made hat with three fingers or horns with a bell on each finger. The reason why the hat only contains three fingers or horn like shapes is because it’s suppose to represent donkey ears and tail. Each finger has a bell hanging at the end and it is the most important part of the jesters outfit. When I started the sketch for this jester I wanted to make sure that it was drawn out in a very attractive manor so that it would almost look like a sticker you would find in those gumball machines. I really did have a good time with this tutorial and I wish I could have drawn it live because you guys would have had so much fun as well. Learning how to draw a jester step by step is fun and creative because you can color the hat and face any way you like with any shade you have in mind. I will return with more drawing fun, but in the mean time tackle this lesson until my return. Peace out.

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Step 3. How to Draw a Jester