How to Draw a King Sitting on a Throne

If you are a crowned king, there are two things you will need: a shiny crown, and a tall throne! Ready to bring your own regal king to life? Then let’s get started!


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Start with a pencil, and draw a rectangle in the center of your page. Add a curved shape to the top and bottom of this.


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Add a series of pointed triangles to the top of this – this will be the points of the king’s crown.


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Add a pentagon shape to the center of the crown to create those all-important jewels…


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And then bring a small rectangle down on the bottom line, with one shape at either end. Bring a line down from the bottom of each of these, and connect them at the bottom with a curved line. This will be the outline of the king’s face.


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Add a small half-circle shape to the sides of the face for the ears.


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Add an upside-down diamond shape to the center of the face for the nose, and then add a large curved line underneath this, and a smaller curved line below.


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Add two half circle shapes on either side for the eyes, and then slanted brows above this.


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Add three triangles to the bottom of the face for the collar, and create a small circle at the point where these three meet – this will be the top of the cloak.


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Bring a diagonal line down from the left of the cloak, and then take this to the left. Add a line heading down from the right, and then angle this across to meet the bottom right-hand corner of the page.


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Repeat the lines on the left to create an arm, and join these at the side with a short line. Then, bring down two parallel, vertical lines for the body, and add two small rectangle shapes to the bottom for the belt buckle. Draw a smaller shape to the left of this for the details of the belt buckle.


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Bring the edges of the body in to meet the belt, and then add lines to the side and the bottom to form two small “rectangles” on either side of the belt. Bring a diagonal line down from the bottom left-hand corner.


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Bring this line down, across, and then curve it up and in for one leg. Add a curved shape to the bottom of this, and then repeat this on the other side for the second leg. Connect the legs with a curved line in the center.


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Bring two lines down from the bottom of the legs, and add a foot to the bottom of each, pointing these to the outsides of the page.


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Bring a line down underneath the right arm, and join these at the end to form the right arm.


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Add a hand to the end of both arms…


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Use a ruler to bring a line in from each of the feet, and bring vertical lines up from the ends of these. Add a horizontal line to the top of these.


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Now, use the ruler to add two diagonal, parallel lines to the left hand, joining these at the bottom with a curved line.


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Add an oval shape to the top of this, and then a “bulb” shape to the top of this for a scepter.


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Add a curved rectangle shape to the center of this…


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And then add a curved, wavy point to either side of the body for the cape.


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Use the ruler to bring diagonal lines up at the sides, and curve these in towards the body. Add another curved line inside the first to complete the throne.


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Draw a small circle inside the medal on the neck.


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Use a brown pencil to shade the space under the king’s feet…


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And then a red pen to color his cape.


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Grab a brown pen to add color to his boots…


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Grab an orange pen, and shade the inner points and the inner rectangles of the crown. Use a lighter orange pen for the edges of the crown.


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Use an orange pen for the ring of the clock, and the top and edges of the cloak, as well as the belt buckle.


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Use a yellow pen for the center of the crown, and the details of the scepter.


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Use a brown pen for the handle of the scepter.


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Use a brown pen to shade the top of the scepter, and then go over the outlines of the details here. Use a brown pen for the brows and sideburns.


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Color the section above the boots with a black pen.


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Grab the brown pen and add color to the belt buckle.


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Use a blue pen for the trousers…


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And a light blue pen for the shirt.


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Use the same light blue for the jewel on the crown.


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Fill in the back of the throne with the brown pen.


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Grab the orange pen and shade the top of the scepter.


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Use a brown pen for the top of the crown.


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Use a black pen to add color to the eyes…


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And shade the sides of the chair with a light brown pen.


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Use a pink pen for the nose and ears…


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And then use a pale orange pencil for the face and hands.


And there we have it – a mighty king, ready to rule over the land and take care of his subjects. But just where will his story take him?

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