How to Draw a Pirate Map Step by Step

How to Draw a Pirate Map with this how-to video and step by step drawing instructions. Create along with these basic 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a pirate map.

How to Draw a Pirate Map

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

You can refer to the simple step by step drawing guide below

Step 1. Sketch the map

Outline the pirate map by creating a rectangle with jagged edges.

Step 2. Draw the water surface and terrain

First, draw blob shapes to create the terrain. Then, draw two bumpy horizontal lines to draw the water.

Step 3. Shape the hull

Create the pirate ship’s hull by drawing the shape as shown. Add detail to the hull by creating horizontal lines.

Step 4. Attach the mast and steer the boat

Attach the pirate ship’s mast by drawing a long thin vertical rectangle. Next, draw the sail by creating a rectangle as shown. Now, create a fun horse shape on the sail by outlining the skull using circular shapes.

Step 5. Mark the treasure

Mark the treasure on the map! First, draw an X shape. Next, create a treasure chest as shown. Then, draw dashed lines to create guides.

Step 6. Sketch the Map Compass

Outline the map compass by drawing a vertical and horizontal line. Remember to draw a small X-shaped line as shown!

Step 7. Create the shape of the compass

Using the outline as a guide, create a compass shape using straight lines.

Step 8. Write instructions

Write directions on the map compass. Write “N” for North, “W” for West, “S” for South and “E” for East.

Step 9. Complete the pirate map drawing

Let’s complete the pirate map drawing! First, color the edges of the map with a brown pencil, then gradually turn it blue. Next, color the terrain with a green pen. Now, color the pirate ship’s hull and treasure chest with a brown pencil. Use an orange pencil to fill in the compass, details on the treasure chest, and the pirate ship’s mast. Finally, color the sail with a purple pencil and the skull with a white pencil.

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