This drawing lesson will help you learn to draw a cartoon hockey goaltender. Ice hockey is not the most popular sport in the world. And it's easy to understand! You need some ice to play hockey!
But if you've ever seen a goaltender in action, you know that ice hockey is a fast sport! The puck can travel at 100 miles per hour and the poor goalie must make no mistakes if he wants to help his team win the game!
Let's start this lesson by sketching an oval shape to form the mask of the goalie. Next, draw a small circle under the head to illustrate the neck.
Add a large rectangle to create the body of your character. For the left arm (the one on your right), draw it using two rectangles. We will draw the glove in the next step. For the right arm (on your left), add two rectangles over the body of the goalie. The last rectangle will be used to create the blocker.
Sketch the hockey stick using three long and thin rectangles. For the glove, draw an oval shape and add a circle over it to illustrate the puck.
Draw the pants under the stick using two rectangles (one for each leg). Then, create each pads using a big rectangle. On the bottom of each of these pads, add another small rectangle.
Work on the outline of the mask and add the cage using a couple of curved lines.
Next, refine the outline of the body, the stick, the blocker and the glove. Try to draw your goaltender in a dynamic position!
Finally, make sure that the pads and the pants are clean and realistic.
Add some details like the logo on the shirt, the lines on the pads and the tape on the bottom of the stick. You can also draw some blades below each pad.
Color your image.
Add some shadows to give a better look to your illustration. You've just created a nice goaltender in this easy step-by-step drawing lesson. More cool athletes from this site are available below. Remember to practice often and enjoy. :)