How to Draw a Marionette

Artist: Dawn / January 24, 2015

Step 1.

You can begin by drawing an oval shape for the head, then make the small space for the neck.

Step 2.

Make the torso for your marionette, then draw in the shapes for the upper arms.

Step 3.

You will complete the shapes of the arms and then draw in the hands. Add the mid sections to make them bendable or flexible.

Step 4.

Continue to work on your marionette's body by drawing the hip area, then the thighs.

Step 5.

Lastly, draw the bottom parts of the legs, then draw in the feet and ankles. Erase your mistakes when you are done.

Step 6.

Here is the line art for your marionette. All you have to do now is customize the drawing and add some strings.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: January 24, 2015
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Description: Every now and then I will come across user artwork and get an idea for a lesson. That's the case for this tut I made on how to draw a marionette, step by step. Marionette's are basically wooden puppets that have strings attached to the limbs. The marionette is operated by the puppeteer who moves the body in a fluent manner to make the puppet seem like it's alive and doing it's own thing. Marionettes where popular puppets used on stage for entertainment and as small box style kiosks. Anyways, this is a plain wooden puppet. You can dress it up the way you like to customize the marionette to your liking. Thanks guys and stay tuned in for more lessons coming your way.