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Uploaded: April 27, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: April 20, 2010
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Now that I got the beautiful sorceress up I can finally submit my last tutorial on "how to draw an elf", step by step. I got the idea to do this character from a DragoArt member in the U-Stream room yesterday. Now one of my favorite movies is “Lord of the Rings” and one of my favorite characters is the elven archer played by Orlando Bloom. I based this character that I will teach you how to draw on this very character from the movie and book. All you have to do is color in the hair a whitish blond color and you will have turned your elven archer lesson into a tutorial on “how to draw Legolas from Lord of the Rings step by step”. Pretty cool huh? Anyways elves are known for their precise abilities with everything they do. Legolas is a Silvan elf that is part of the archer defense of the Silvan army. The archer elf that I am going to show you how to draw looks so much like Legolas, I just changed a few things to make him more genuine and generic. Like Legolas, my elven archer is wearing green and brown colored clothes. I also gave this elf a name and his name is Kelioas. I liked sketching out this character because I got to draw out the background and all the details on his clothing as well as his bow. I know you guys will have a blast learning "how to draw an elf", step by step. All the steps are drawn and laid out for maximum ease as well as simple read and follow instructions that will guide you through every step like your cutting a stick of soft butter. Whenever you learn how to draw fantasy characters step by step, you can always be as creative as you want because it's all fantasy anyway right? I will be back tomorrow with more drawing fun. But don't wait until then for my return, I will be on live in the U-Stream room on or around six pm. I look forward to meeting you guys there later on.

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how to draw an elven archer

How to Draw an Elf

how to draw an elven archer step 1

STEP 1.

Draw a small circle for the elven archers head and then add the facial guidelines. Next draw out the guidelines for the torso, hips, legs, arms, hands and bow. Oh, and his feet.
 
how to draw an elven archer step 2

STEP 2.

You will start sketching out the shape of the bow and make sure you draw it out nice and big. Next start drawing out the hair line for the elven archers hair and as you can see it is the same style as Legolas. Once that is complete you can draw out the face and then the eyes and ears. Draw the shape of his torso and then add the thickness of his belt. You will then draw out the skirt part of the elves clothes.
 
how to draw an elven archer step 3

STEP 3.

You will now draw out the arm shapes and then the eyes and hair in more detail. Draw the bow string witch is arched back or being pulled by his left hand, and then start sketching out the fingers as well.
 
how to draw an elven archer step 4

STEP 4.

Now that you are almost done with this lesson you will start sketching out the hair style strand lines as shown here and then sketch out all the detailing lines on his archer suit. Make sure you add enough creases and wrinkles to the shirt and sleeves.
 
how to draw an elven archer step 5

STEP 5.

Now you can start sketching out the rest of his clothes which includes the belt and all the notch holes. When sketching out the lower half of the elven archers clothing make sure that you make them look loose and baggy with plenty of crease, wrinkle and fold lines. Begin the lining of his cape and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw an elven archer step 6

STEP 6.

This is your last drawing step and all you have to do now is draw out the boots and feet of this elven archer that looks so much like Legolas from Lord of the Rings. Finish off the cape and then move to the next step. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one and move to the last step.
 
how to draw an elven archer step 7

STEP 7.

This is what your sketch should look like when you are done. Just color him in and you have either just learned how to an elven archer or you have learned how to draw Legolas from Lord of the Rings step by step.