HOW TO DRAW A REALISTIC VIKING

Thank you for your time, my dear artists, and welcome to the class on drawing an authentic Viking. Vikings are the earliest medieval Scandinavian seafarers who during the period of the VIII-XI century made voyages to sea across the entire of Eurasia. In the first steps, we sketched a Viking. However, it was drawn comic-style and in this tutorial, we’ll show the drawing process for a real Viking.

HOW TO DRAW A REALISTIC VIKING

Step 1
With the aid of thin lines, sketch the skull that is our Viking. The first thing we draw is our head. This is drawn in the shape of an oval. Draw the spine as well as arms and legs using conventional lines.

Step 2
To draw facial features, we need guidelines. This is why we draw two lines of crossing at the facial area. Then, go to the lower part of your body and trace the neck into the shape of a cylindrical shape and the torso, which is narrower towards the waist. Draw arms and legs in the form of cylinders with long sides and shoulders and elbows and knees that are in the shape of circles.

Step 3
We can add more specifics to the sketch. The first step is to sketch out the helmet and beard using common lines. Draw the lines of clothing and the battle axe. Behind the Viking, draw the cape in the making and an oval shield.

Step 4
Drawing tutorial by continuing on the drawing process of a Viking. Here we draw the common helmet of a Viking. Just under the helmet, you can draw eyes. Then draw the amazing beard and hair in braids (although some scientists believe the Vikings didn’t wear these hairstyles).

Step 5
With curved lines, design your cape for our Viking. Then draw a shield that is round and includes a pattern composed of timber and rivets. Be aware of how the elastic strap tightens your clothing, think about this when designing the cape.

Step 6
Dress up the body and arms. Draw fingers and an axe in his hands. Eliminate all the lines that we drew in the earlier steps. Do not forget to fold them in.

Step 7
Draw the details on your legs for our Viking. We begin by drawing the belt and the dagger and sword and dagger attached to the belt. Then, draw the clothing piece that protects the pelvis. Make sure that the pants are secured to belts and shoes.

Step 8
By cross-hatching, we create chainmail. In the middle of the mail, we draw the fine details of the clothing’s denseness using cross-lines. After that, add shadows using close-fitting hatching. To mix shadows darker, apply an additional layer of hatching.

It was a complicated drawing course. If you’d like to make it simpler go to the lesson on drawing a comics Viking. If you are impressed and want to know more about it look no further than our site. There are many similar drawing lessons, such as on bogatyr as well as the knight and the Samurai.

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