It’s almost the most wonderful time of year; mulled wine will soon be flowing, carols will be trilling, and, if you are lucky, the snow will start to fall. The festive season would not be complete without one familiar figure: let’s draw our very own celebratory dabbing Santa Claus!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin with a black liner, and draw a small “potato” shape at the top of your page, roughly in the center.
To the right of this, add a curved line that ends in a rounded point. Bring the line back across, and then down at a slight angle. Then bring the line to another rounded point and back in to meet the original shape – you have a cuff and a hand!
Return to the left-hand line of the cuff at the top, and bring a curved line across to the left, angled towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Repeat this on the other side to create an outline for the arm…
And add another, curved line starting three-quarters of the way across the arm, and ending at the curve of the hand.
Inside this new shape, add two small semicircle shapes.
Now, add another curved line, parallel with the first, curving over the top.
From just inside the edge of this, bring a curved line up towards the top of your page, and top this with a small circle.
Bring another line down from this circle, creating Santa’s hat.
Now, bring two curved lines down from the arm and the hat, meeting in a point at the bottom.
Add a small, curved line just underneath the cuff to give Santa a cheeky grin.
Return to the top line of the arm, and bring another line down at a 45-degree angle, creating an elbow and the top of the arm.
Add a wavy line emerging from the right-hand side of the beard, heading off towards the right-hand side of the page.
Add another “cuff” at the end of this, and bring a line across at the bottom to draw the second arm…
And add another hand to the end, just as you did with the first.
Now, bring two parallel lines down from the arms, making these slightly curved.
Add a small rectangle shape roughly in the center of these lines, and then add a second, identical shape inside the first. This should be just below the end of the parallel lines.
Connect the two lines at the side to this shape – this is Santa’s belt buckle, and the bottom of his body.
Add another set of horizontal lines, this time in line with the bottom of the belt buckle.
Bring a vertical line up from the center of the belt buckle. and then add two circles – or buttons – to the left of this.
Now, add another rectangle shape below the belt, on the left-hand side…
And duplicate this on the other side to create the bottom of the coat.
Add two sets of parallel lines, both slightly curved, below this section…
And end them with two more “cuffs” as you start to create the legs.
Now, bring two more lines down from each cuff, and end with a “bump” and a line at the bottom to create the boots.
Grab a beige pen, and gently add a little color to the face.
Next, use the red pen to shade in Santa’s signature color!
Using an orange pen, add color to the outside section of the belt buckle…
And use a brown pen for his gloves.
Finally, grab a black pen, and shade the boots and the rest of the belt to complete the look.
And there we have it, just in time for the holiday season: your very own super-cool dabbing Santa! But do you know where he comes from, or why he is so famous? Why not carry out a little research of your own to learn more about this famous figure?