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!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a thin gray pencil and a drawing compass, and adding a large circle to the center of your page.
Use the gray pencil to cut off the top section of the circle…
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.
Add two small ovals to create the eyes, nose, and mouth of your gnome…
And then add two curved lines inside the ovals, creating detail in the eyes.
Add another, smaller dot inside each of these…
And then add two circles below the eyes for rosy cheeks.
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.
Add two long, thin, curved lines for eyebrows…
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.
Use an eraser to remove the marks from the bottom of the hat, leaving you with a clear, solid shape.
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.
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.
Use the gray pencil and drawing compass to add a circle to the right of the face…
And then use a gray pencil to add four large petals emerging from this central circle, creating a beautiful flower.
Connect the left petal to the bottom of the hat with a curved line…
And then use an eraser on the right-hand of the face to remove the line.
Take a thin gray pencil, and add two long, thin shapes to the inside of each petal, emerging from the central circle.
Add five smaller circles inside the central one…
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.
Add a line extending from the end of this sleeve, and then curve this up, across and back down to form a hook shape.
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!
Next, bring down two parallel lines from the bottom of the flower to create a stem and join these at the bottom.
Add a jagged leaf extending out to the right…
And then fill this in with a central thin strop, and a series of points angled at the top and bottom.
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.
Bring two parallel lines down in the center to create the shape of the body…
And then add two small rectangles, one inside the other, in the center of the bottom of these lines.
Connect these to the side lines with two vertical lines to create a belt.
Bring down two angled squares from the bottom of this belt…
And then draw a large “X” in the center of the body.
Now, bring two parallel lines down at the bottom…
Bring horizontal lines across, and then two angled lines up to create a pair of trousers.
At the ends of the trousers, add a small rectangle shape…
And then add pointed shoes to the end of each leg!
Now, grab a light brown pen, and fill in the legs, the face, and the hands.
Use an orange pen for the center of the flower and the jacket…
And then a yellow pen for the details inside the leaf.
Grab a brown pen to add some color to the hair…
And then use a dark brown pen for the trousers at the bottom.
Add color to the shoes, leaf, hat, and stem with a green pen…
And then add color to the face with a pink pen.
Use a red pen to bring the petals of the flower to life…
And go over the eyes with a black fineliner pen, leaving the central dots white.
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!