How to Draw a Cute Gnome

When it comes to decorating your garden, an adorable gnome can be a great focal point, and add a real whimsical cheer to your space. Looking for inspiration? Then you are in the right place!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by taking a thin gray pencil and a drawing compass, and adding a large circle to the center of your page.


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Use the gray pencil to cut off the top section of the circle…


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And then add a small “backward C” shape below this. Next, add a short curved line below the “c”, and add a mark to the left end of this.


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Add two small ovals to create the eyes, nose, and mouth of your gnome…


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And then add two curved lines inside the ovals, creating detail in the eyes.


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Add another, smaller dot inside each of these…


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And then add two circles below the eyes for rosy cheeks.


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Now, add a curved shape to the top line – this should be almost like a semicircle with a “wedge” taken out of it on the left.


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Add two long, thin, curved lines for eyebrows…


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And then bring two wavy lines up from either end of the top line. Tilt these to the left, and join them with a curve at the top to create a hat.


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Use an eraser to remove the marks from the bottom of the hat, leaving you with a clear, solid shape.


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Next, use a thin gray pencil to add a small “arrowhead” shape to the left of the face, and add a small mark to the center of this.


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Bring a curved line up from the top of this to connect to the bottom of the hat, and then bring another jagged line down, across to the right, and back up.


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Use the gray pencil and drawing compass to add a circle to the right of the face…


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And then use a gray pencil to add four large petals emerging from this central circle, creating a beautiful flower.


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Connect the left petal to the bottom of the hat with a curved line…


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And then use an eraser on the right-hand of the face to remove the line.


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Take a thin gray pencil, and add two long, thin shapes to the inside of each petal, emerging from the central circle.


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Add five smaller circles inside the central one…


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And then bring a curved line across from the bottom of the beard, heading towards the right of the page. Add a slightly shorter line below this, and connect these at the right with a straight line to create a sleeve.


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Add a line extending from the end of this sleeve, and then curve this up, across and back down to form a hook shape.


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Add four oval shapes to the bottom of this, connecting the final one to the sleeve – your gnome is giving a jaunty thumbs-up sign!


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Next, bring down two parallel lines from the bottom of the flower to create a stem and join these at the bottom.


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Add a jagged leaf extending out to the right…


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And then fill this in with a central thin strop, and a series of points angled at the top and bottom.


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Now, bring down a curved line from the left-hand side of the face, add another line to the left, and connect these at the bottom. Add a second hand poking out of the bottom of this sleeve.


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Bring two parallel lines down in the center to create the shape of the body…


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And then add two small rectangles, one inside the other, in the center of the bottom of these lines.


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Connect these to the side lines with two vertical lines to create a belt.


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Bring down two angled squares from the bottom of this belt…


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And then draw a large “X” in the center of the body.


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Now, bring two parallel lines down at the bottom…


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Bring horizontal lines across, and then two angled lines up to create a pair of trousers.


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At the ends of the trousers, add a small rectangle shape…


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And then add pointed shoes to the end of each leg!


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Now, grab a light brown pen, and fill in the legs, the face, and the hands.


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Use an orange pen for the center of the flower and the jacket…


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And then a yellow pen for the details inside the leaf.


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Grab a brown pen to add some color to the hair…


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And then use a dark brown pen for the trousers at the bottom.


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Add color to the shoes, leaf, hat, and stem with a green pen…


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And then add color to the face with a pink pen.


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Use a red pen to bring the petals of the flower to life…


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And go over the eyes with a black fineliner pen, leaving the central dots white.


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Finally, go over the whole outline with a black fineliner, for a crisp, sharp finish.


And there we have it – your very own super adorable gnome, just waiting for a chance to brighten up your garden!

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