Learn how to draw Ra easy enough for beginners, start a sketch with this tutorial. Step by step Egyptian deity of the sun drawing.
Wikipedia states that The Eye of Horus, also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. The Eye of Horus is similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, Ra, but represents many of the same concepts.
This tutorial is part of my “Draw Egypt” ebook that is coming out soon. I thought I’d share one of the simpler ones so students of all ages could try it out
How to draw ra Step by Step
- We’ll begin the guide drawing by blocking in the shapes of the head. Draw an upside-down almond shape for the face, and then outline the head dress around that.
- We’ll draw the chest as a sort of egg shape. The stomach and pelvis have a little twist going on, so draw an S for the center line. Notice the different bends on the sides of the body.
- Draw a ball for each shoulder. Then add the upper arm shape, thick at the top, with narrow curves coming together at the elbow. Draw a diamond for each kneecap. Then draw a large rectangular shape for each thigh. One hip juts out at a severe angle. Most of the body weight will rest on this leg. less
- Next draw the extended diamond shape of each forearm, with an exaggerated curve to the shape. Add a block for each hand form. The lower legs curve out below the knee, and then have a sharp curve inward as they become very skinny toward the ankle. Draw a ball for each ankle and then add the simple form of the feet. The extended leg’s foot is viewed from the side, so we see the arch of the foot.
- Lighten your guides, and we’ll start the final line art. You may need to zoom in to see the detail as we begin working on the face. The first shape to draw is that of the beak. We’re viewing it straight-on, so the shape should be symmetrical. The beak curves down on top for the eye sockets, and back up for the cheekbones.
- We’ll draw some Venom-like eye shapes sprouting up from the beak. Below, we’ll draw the outline of the entire lower jaw section. His mouth will be open, so make this shape rather tall from top to bottom.
- Add the tongue as a large, lumpy mass inside the mouth. Then add the rear teeth going straight back into the mouth. Draw some thin curves for eyelids just around the eyeballs. Then add the striped pattern to the cobra on the forehead.
- Use S-like curves to outline the muscles of the upper arms. Notice how the biceps are turned outward, and we see a lot of the inside and back of the arm from this angle. With those in place, add curves across the shoulders and chest for some chest clothing. less
- And that wraps it up! When you erase your guide lines and see that crisp black line art, it really pops. I think this is a pretty extreme version of Ra, and I hope you like it. Let me know in the comments section below if there are any other mythological characters you’d like me to draw. Thanks for viewing.
Some ra drawing pictures