How to Draw a Person in a Canoe

Spending time in the great outdoors is an activity that is good for all of us – and canoeing has the added bonus of being super fun! Ready to create your own happy canoer? Then read on for all you need to know.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved “kidney” shape in the top of the page. This will be the helmet of your figure.


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Add a curved line to the front of this, and take this across and up, making the line thicker as you go for the face and the chin strap.


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Add three circles to the bottom of the helmet…


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Add a thicker black line to the bottom of the helmet…


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And then add two dots for the eyes, a backward “L” shape for the nose, and a mark at the bottom for the mouth.


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Bring a line straight down from the back of the helmet, and then add a line to the right beside the chin strap.


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Add two curved, parallel lines to the bottom of this…


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And then add a loop to either side.


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Add a line to the right, and then take this down at a right angle. Reflect this on the left, and bring the line down a little further on this side.


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Take the end of this line across to the bottom left-hand corner of the page, and then take this across to the right, and up to the line above. Add another curve just above the bottom line for the sleeve.


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Bring two parallel lines down from the bottom of this, and then angle the lines down to meet in a curve at the bottom to create an arm.


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Add the side of the other sleeve to the right…


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And then bring a line down, and across to the left. Add a curve to the top, and then connect this to the bottom of the sleeve.


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Grab a ruler, and add two parallel, diagonal lines across the page, and add a curved oar to the top of this.


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Add another curved shape to the bottom of these lines…


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Bring curved lines down at the sides for the edges of the body.


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Bring the left line across towards the right at the bottom, and then add a shorter line above this.


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Add an arrow shape to the end of this, and then add a small square to the bottom right of this.


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Add a curved rectangle shape to the right of the “arrow”…


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And then add a curved line below.


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Now, add a long, thin triangle shape to the right, and a curved version of this to the left.


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Next, use a wavy line to connect the point on the right to the oar on the left.


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Add a curved line below this…


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And then another wavy shape all around the outside of the canoe.


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Add some water droplets to the top right of the puddle.


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Add a vertical line down the center of the body…


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And then two sets of horizontal lines across the bottom of the jacket.


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Now, use an orange pen to shade the life jacket and the helmet…


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And a red pen for the top and bottom of the oar.


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Use a black pen to shade the main stick of the oar…


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Use the same red pen for the small section at the bottom of the body.


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Use a brown pen to shade the stripes on the jacket…


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And then use a light peach pencil for the arms and face of the canoer.


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Grab a black pen for the chin strap, and the bottom of the jacket…


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And then use a rich blue pen for the top of the canoe.


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Use a light blue pen to shade the space beneath this…


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And then a lighter blue pen for the surrounding area.


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Finally, use a light pink pencil for the shirt of the canoer.


And voila – your very own adventurous canoer, on his way to adventure – but what will he find on his journey? That part is up to you!

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