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Uploaded: January 30, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: September 14, 2010
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“Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of rum!”. That is the common phrase that we all associate pirates with and I couldn't even tell you why. I guess it's because of the many tales that are spread throughout history that tell how pirates sing the song of joy about what they love to do, drink barrels of rum, and steal from other ships. Today I will be filling a request and submitting a tutorial that will show you "how to draw a pirate, step by step”. This is going to be a fun lesson because the character you will be drawing is a very simplified concept of a cartoon style pirate. I do already have a sketch of a pirate that I drew almost three years ago, and that is of Captain Jack Sparrow from “Pirates of the Caribbean”. I seriously have to redo that lesson because it looks so amateurish compared to the way I draw now. I had a ton of fun sketching out this pirate concept, and to make him seem even more typical, I drew him with a peg leg, and he is also accompanied by his talking parrot, Polly which is gently resting on his arm. To finish off the thief, I drew him a nice typical looking pirate hat, and some typical looking gear that you will often see these water villains wearing. Did you know that the youngest pirate to sail the seven seas was John King? It's true, John King was a passenger on one of the ships that Black Sam invaded. When he was turned into a pirate he was still a juvenile. Anyway, that just goes to show you that you could be going about your business, and still be turned into a sea dwelling thief. That just about does it for me, have fun learning “how to draw a pirate”, step by step. I will be back with more drawing fun so stay on to see what pops up next. Peace out peeps, and keep the barrel of rum hidden from well known thieves.

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How to Draw a Pirate

how to draw a pirate step 1

STEP 1.

Draw a round shape for the head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw the lining to form the arms, and then draw the rounded shape for the rum drinking belly. Lastly, draw the squared off shape for the legs.
 
how to draw a pirate step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start sketching out the facial hair which is a full shaggy beard, and a messy looking mustache. Draw a nose, and then draw the busy eyebrow on the left hand side.
 
how to draw a pirate step 3

STEP 3.

Here you will draw the eye patch, and then start the drawing process for the pirate hat. Next, draw the ears, earrings, and then the eye, and snarling mouth. Next sketch out the back outline of the curly hair, and then draw the mean looking parrot. Lastly, you will start sketching out the shoulders, arms, and hook hand.
 
how to draw a pirate step 4

STEP 4.

Continue to draw the arms and sleeves for the pirates jacket, and then draw the cuffs and then the right chubby looking hand. Next draw the jacket in more detail and then give this jolly pirate a belt and buckle.
 
how to draw a pirate step 5

STEP 5.

This is your last drawing step and all you have to do is first draw the buckle, and then draw the shape of the legs, and or pants. Draw the left boot, and right peg leg. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your drawing!
 
how to draw a pirate step 6

STEP 6.

Here is what your pirate looks like when you are done drawing him out. All you need to do now is color him in, and that's it!