How to Draw a Viking Helmet Without Horns

The Vikings have an amazing reputation as fearsome, ferocious warriors, and their armor is legendary. In just a few short steps, we are going to learn how to recreate their famous look – let’s get started!


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Start by taking a pencil and a drawing compass, and drawing a large circle in the center of your page.


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Use a ruler to divide this circle into four quarters…


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And then add a line to either side of the top central line.


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At the bottom of these lines, add curved lines which go off to either side.


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Next, add a small triangle just below the central point.


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Use the ruler to add “arrow” shapes in each of the bottom quarters, just below the central line.


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Add slight curves reaching up from the ends of these…


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And then add a second set of “arrow” shapes below the first.


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Now, bring down two slightly curved lines on either side of the bottom center line…


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And connect these to the bottom set of “arrow” shapes with two thin, curved lines reaching up.


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Use the ruler to extend the bottom line down slightly…


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And then add two curved lines that come into a point at the bottom.


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Now, add another curved line from the sides of the circle, down to just above this point.


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Grab the ruler, and bring two straight lines down on either side, at the bottom. At the ends of these, add two angled lines, and then bring two more lines up to the bottom of the circle, creating angled squarish shapes.


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Grab a black pen, and outline the main lines – leave the guidelines in pencil.


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Use an eraser to remove the guidelines…


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Add a line with your black pen above the triangle in the middle.


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Next, use the black pen to add a series of small circles across the arrow section, down the top stripe, and on either side of the central triangle.


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Add another, smaller circle inside each of these – except the ones at either end of the triangle – to create intricate designs.


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Now, add another curved line down on the outside of the top lines and across the top…


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And add other small strips to the inside of the bottom section.


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Now, add hatching to these strips with short, diagonal lines.


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Use a gray pen to fill in the main surface of the helmet.


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Grab a black fineliner pen, and add a series of horizontal marks down the edges of the central strip, and around the top of the helmet.


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Now, add a few vertical marks and patterns…


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And add a series of short marks across the central section.


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Add a few marks to the central vertical strip…


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And repeat this on the section at the front.


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Add more marks and textures all down the main body of the helmet…


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Add shading with your gray pen to the bottom, below the curved lines.


Now, no matter what happens, you can rest assured that you are ready to run into battle at a moment’s notice – what’s not to love?

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