How to Draw a Leprechaun

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In Irish folklore, Leprechauns are fairy people who hide their pots of gold at the end of a rainbow! Legend says that if you ever catch one, a leprechaun has to grant you 3 wishes in exchange for his freedom. That's a pretty sweet deal. If you'd like to learn how to draw a leprechaun, here is an easy step-by-step tutorial.



Steps

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    Draw a stick figure. This will serve as the base pose for your Leprechaun.
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    Sketch shapes (as shown) and then add guidelines. Remember that leprechauns are small and almost elf-like in nature—try to depict that in your proportions.
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    Sketch in the facial features. Remember that leprechauns usually have a beard and elf-like ears.
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    Sketch green clothes and hat and a pipe. Draw the body as shown.
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    Outline the whole image in permanent media (like ink or paint). Make sure to erase all of your guidelines.
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    Color your illustration and you're done! Add in a pot of gold and a rainbow if desired.

Alternate Method

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    Start by sketching the head. Draw a circle in the center of the page. Inside the circle, draw two perpendicular lines—one going vertically and one going horizontally.
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    Draw a flat oval on top of the head. Add a truncated cone on top of the circle. This will be the hat.
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    Draw a semicircle under the head. It should connect with the bottom of the hat. This will be the beard. Then, on each upper side of the semicircle draw a small pointy arch shape.
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    Draw a circle with no top under the head. This will be the body.
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    Sketch arms and hands. Position them as if the leprechaun is showing you something.
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    Sketch a small pot in the right arm. To draw, draw a circle with a ring around it. You can also add handles if you wish.
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    Draw a "U" with a square bottom below the body. This will make the pants.
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    Sketch the legs and feet.
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    Outline the shape and add details.
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    Erase the sketch lines.
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    Color the drawing!

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