For many homeowners, garden gnomes are an essential part of a happy, enjoyable outdoor space. Looking to bring your own to life? Then read on for everything you need to know!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black fineliner pen, and adding a “c” shape in the center of your page. Add a small “bump” to the end of the bottom curve.
Draw two small dots above this shape…
And then two oval shapes above the dots for the brows of your gnome.
Enclose all of these shapes in a larger, curved shape with three “prongs”.
Now, add a curved triangle to the bottom of this, and draw a thick black line across the center.
Add two curved, parallel lines to the right of the face…
And connect these to the top of the face with curved lines.
Now, add a beard to your gnome with a jagged line.
Next, add three “loops” to the top of the stick to create the start of a flower…
And reflect this on the other side.
Add a circle in the center, creating the head of the flower…
And then turn the lines at the top of the head into a jaunty hat.
Now, bring a line down from the bottom left of the beard, angling this towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Extend the stem of the flower down a little more, and add a curved shape to the bottom of this – this will be the hand your gnome uses to hold the flower.
Connect the hand to the beard with two angled lines for an arm…
And then bring two curved arms out to the left, ending in another hand.
Extend the stem of the flower down a little more on the right…
And then create a belt for your gnome with two horizontal, parallel lines. Add a short diagonal line to the left of this.
Add another diagonal line to the right, and join these with a curve at the bottom.
Now, add a curved square shape to the bottom right…
And another to the left of this for the shorts of your gnome.
Now, add another strip to the bottom of each leg of the shorts…
And then bring down two curved lines on the right, ending in a foot at the bottom.
Repeat this on the other side to create the second foot…
And then use a light brown pen to lightly shade the face and hands of the gnome.
Now, use a yellow pen to add color to the flower…
And then use a red pen for the center of the flower, the hat, and the shorts of your gnome.
Take a pink pen, and add spots to the cheeks…
Use the light brown pen to fill in the mouth.
Take a green pen, and fill in the tunic with this shade…
And then use a teal pen for the arms and the stem of the flower.
Color the boots with a brown pen…
And then use a black pen for the belt.
And just like that, you have your very own gnome, ready to make himself at home in your garden!