Army soldiers and all things military fascinate children. Children like the power of the weapons, the uniforms and the vehicles. Drawing a military man is an idea for kids who want to create their own military scenes. However, kids should not be daunted by the task of drawing a person. Look at the basic shapes of the human form and the uniform to draw an easy military man for kids.
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Things you need
- Drawing paper
Draw an oval for a head and then add a slightly larger square directly underneath it. The square will become the torso of the military man.
Add a half circle on top of the head oval for a helmet. The flat part is at the bottom, while the round portion is at the top. It should be the same width as the head.
Draw helmet straps that hang on both sides of the helmet about halfway down the side of the head. Then, draw the straps so that angle under the chin of the military man.
Draw two adjoining circles in the middle of the head, just below where the helmet meets the head. These will be goggles for the military man. Add smaller circles for eyes. Draw a small, elongated "U" underneath the goggles for a nose.
Form arms with long vertical rectangles on either side of the square torso. The arms should be the slightly longer than the torso. Round out the shoulders and add hands attached to the arms. The hands can be created with an oval shape and then add lines for the fingers.
Draw two rectangles side-by-side and under the torso. These will be the legs for the man. They can be the same length as the torso. Add two half circles for the feet, underneath each leg. The flat part will be at the bottom, while the rounded part is at the top of the half circle.
Add long horizontal ovals, so they look like stacked on top of each other, across the torso for a military vest. Add a gun strap across the torso and vest and draw a rifle on his back by adding two diagonal thin rectangles. The top rectangle should be slightly longer.
Draw random splotches, similar to cow prints, over the helmet, arms and legs. This will be the camouflage print. Use the side of the pencil to colour the camouflage print in. Define any pencil lines that are too light and erase any unwanted lines.
Tips and warnings
- As you grow in confidence with your drawing, you can experiment with different angles and positions of your military man.
- Bend the military man's arms and place the weapon in them for another drawing.
- Look at toy soldiers for help in drawing.
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