How to Draw A Pirate easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Learn to draw for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Every great pirate needs a great hat, and that’s what we’ll start with in this how to draw a pirate tutorial.
Pirate hats often have a rather complicated structure, and we will use a classic design for this hat.
Using the reference image as your guide, use some curves to recreate the hat, then draw a small skull over the center of the hat for an extra pirate look!
Step 2 – Start drawing the face and hair
Now that you’ve finished your pirate hat, we can start painting his face. We’ll be using some pretty simple lines for the outline and facial features for his head, and he’ll also have a mustache.
Then we’ll use some more wavy lines from around his head for his hair to blow in the wind.
Step 3 – Next, draw the jacket
The next step in our pirate tutorial can look complicated, but if you take it slow and follow the reference image you should have no problem with it!
We will draw the top of his pirate jacket and the collar of his shirt. We’ll start with that collar, which will extend all the way to the chest.
Then we can focus on his jacket. This jacket will be pretty loose on his arms and chest, and the cuffs at the end of the sleeves will be quite large.
The left arm will be raised slightly because he will be holding a pistol in that hand. Then the right arm will be more level as it will rest on the sword at his hip.
Step 4 – Now draw more of his jacket and weapon
The pirate wouldn’t be scary without some weapons and we’ll add some for him in this part of your pirate drawing.
As mentioned earlier, we will draw his hand clutching a flint pistol in his left hand.
Then you can draw his other hand resting on the glass which you will draw with some curved lines. The glasses will then be attached to a belt diagonally across his chest.
Finally, finish this step by drawing the bottom of his jacket blowing in the wind.
Step 5 – Draw the bottom of his shirt and start his legs
The top half of your drawing is pretty much done now, so we’ll focus on the bottom in the next few steps of this tutorial on how to draw a pirate.
You can draw his belt below his belt, and there will be another pistol tucked into the belt. You can then draw the bottom of his shirt down and then use some curves for the start of his pants.
Once this is done, you are ready for some final details in the next step!
Step 6 – Now, complete the final details
We’ll perfect your pirate drawing by adding boots to him. The boots will have a section near the top that folds in, and then you can use some more curves for the bottom half of the boots.
Once you’ve recreated the boots as shown in our reference image, you’re ready for the final step! Before you do, you can add some details of your own.
Perhaps you could draw a parrot on his shoulder or a nearby treasure chest for him. You can also draw a background image to show what kinds of adventures this pirate has been on.
Step 7 – Finish your pirate drawing with some color
Now that you’ve reached the final step of this pirate drawing tutorial, you can put down your pen or pencil and start having fun coloring! In our reference image, we used some dark brown and maroon for the pirate’s clothes, but these colors are just a hint.
Once you know what color you like, you can choose what art media and tools you’ll use to perfect it.
You can use a variety of colors and art media combinations to complete this drawing and we can’t wait to see what you decide!
Your Pirate drawing is done!
You’ve made it to the end of our tutorial on how to draw a pirate and you’ve landed with a great mystery player to show it off!
This is a bit of a tricky drawing to make, but we know that if you follow the steps in this tutorial and take it slow, you’ll be able to do it easily!
Once you’ve mastered this drawing, you can also create your own variations by altering details like his clothes and other features for a unique pirate character.
You can then paint a cool background or add some pirate objects and characters for him to interact with. Be sure to have fun and get creative with it!