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Uploaded: July 13, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: July 13, 2010
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“Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum!”. That is what you should be singing to yourself if you are going to attempt this lesson that will show you "how to draw a map", step by step. This was such an awesome concept to draw, and because I had fun, I know you will too. The idea to "draw a treasure map", came to me when I was looking around the site as I answered comments. In the "transportation" category under "boats", you will see that I have a lesson on a pirate ship, and I also have another tutorial on both a pirate, and a parrot. These three concepts is all you need, to draw a fantastic pirate scene. You can go through all the lessons to see what you can pick and choose from to create a wonderful drawing that not only includes a pirate, a pirate ship, the parrot, and the treasure map, you can also make a really colorful wall mural that will light up any room. If you are looking for a fun theme to create for yourself, brother, sister, or friend, you will enjoy this tutorial that shows you "how to draw a map". The map is filled with small islands, a giant squid, some tropical trees, and of course, the X that marks the spot. The main island that you have to travel to is in the shape of a skull, and within that skull there is mountains, bodies of water, and other fun marks and shapes that makes this lesson really entertaining to replicate. You will see that drawing a treasure map has never been so much fun. I will be back once again with more tutorials for you all. Stay tuned in, and have a happy drawing day.

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how to draw a map

How to Draw a Map

how to draw a map step 1

STEP 1.

You will start this tutorial step by drawing a perfect square, and then add the two guidelines like so.
 
how to draw a map step 2

STEP 2.

Now you will begin drawing out the edging of the map. To make the map look tattered, or warn, all you have to do is draw a few notches or tears along the sides like so. Once that is done, add boarding lines to add a frame, and then draw three circle shapes with the one in the center larger then them all.
 
how to draw a map step 3

STEP 3.

The next thing you will be doing is sketching out the shape of the island in the form of a skull. The lining should be rocky or squiggly looking. Draw in the eye holes, and then draw the few teeth like you see here. Add some cracks on the top of the head shape, and then begin sketching out the surrounding islands off to the sides. You will also need to draw out the silhouette of the pirate ship, followed by the head shape of the giant squid and it's tentacles. After that, just add some detailing like you see here.
 
how to draw a map step 4

STEP 4.

You are almost done with this lesson, and as you can see, all you need to do is sketch in some water ripples which are scattered around the map, and then draw the mountain shapes on the skull island, as well as the hole for the skulls nose. Next and lastly, draw the rest of the island shapes which have palm trees on them, and then add more detailing on the maps surface. Don't forget to add the "X marks the spot"!
 
how to draw a map step 5

STEP 5.

For your last drawing step, all you need to do is lightly add the dotted lines that makes this map look like a map. Before you draw in the light colored dotted lines, you will need to erase any guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a map step 6

STEP 6.

In the end, you should have a map that looks just like the one you see here. Color it in, and you are all done. I hope you liked this tutorial that showed you how easy it was to draw a map, step by step.