How to Draw a Leprechaun

Artist: Dawn / February 3, 2008

Step 1.

Okay step one is basiclly drawing a mannequin to use as guidelines to make this whole process alot easier. Look at the image and follow the instructions. Draw a round circle for the head, a fin shape for the torso, stick legs, and arms with round cir   

Step 2.

In this step all you will be doing is sketching out the outlines for the arms and hands. The hands look like webbed duck feet and the reason for this is because it helps to know how far apart to draw the fingers. There is really nothing more to this   

Step 3.

Now this is where you will be sketching alot more. I always start at the top and work my way down. I find this method alot easier for me, but you can do the steps in the order that best fits you. Okay assuming that you are starting at the top, sketch   

Step 4.

Now as you can see the Leprechaun is taking on more form. Finish off the hat by sketching in the band and a card that is hanging out the side of the hat. Move to the face and sketch in the right ear, pupils and eye balls, and frown lines that start a   

Step 5.

And this is what you should end up with when you are finally done. I have him sitting on a wall which is super easy to draw, just sketch out square shapes that are all uneven and smaller and larger from the others. Or you can just pick something that   

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: February 3, 2008
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