How to Draw a Garden Gnome

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!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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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.


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Draw two small dots above this shape…


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And then two oval shapes above the dots for the brows of your gnome.


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Enclose all of these shapes in a larger, curved shape with three “prongs”.


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Now, add a curved triangle to the bottom of this, and draw a thick black line across the center.


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Add two curved, parallel lines to the right of the face…


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And connect these to the top of the face with curved lines.


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Now, add a beard to your gnome with a jagged line.


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Next, add three “loops” to the top of the stick to create the start of a flower…


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And reflect this on the other side.


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Add a circle in the center, creating the head of the flower…


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And then turn the lines at the top of the head into a jaunty hat.


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Now, bring a line down from the bottom left of the beard, angling this towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.


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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.


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Connect the hand to the beard with two angled lines for an arm…


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And then bring two curved arms out to the left, ending in another hand.


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Extend the stem of the flower down a little more on the right…


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And then create a belt for your gnome with two horizontal, parallel lines. Add a short diagonal line to the left of this.


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Add another diagonal line to the right, and join these with a curve at the bottom.


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Now, add a curved square shape to the bottom right…


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And another to the left of this for the shorts of your gnome.


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Now, add another strip to the bottom of each leg of the shorts…


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And then bring down two curved lines on the right, ending in a foot at the bottom.


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Repeat this on the other side to create the second foot…


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And then use a light brown pen to lightly shade the face and hands of the gnome.


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Now, use a yellow pen to add color to the flower…


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And then use a red pen for the center of the flower, the hat, and the shorts of your gnome.


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Take a pink pen, and add spots to the cheeks…


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Use the light brown pen to fill in the mouth.


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Take a green pen, and fill in the tunic with this shade…


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And then use a teal pen for the arms and the stem of the flower.


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Color the boots with a brown pen…


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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!

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