How to Draw A Pirate

Learn how to draw a pirate, once the most feared character on the planet! Indeed, pirates are a big part of history. So big that movies and books involving pirates are still quite popular today. The sea is safer now, but there are still some criminals that are tempted to attack other ships to steal merchandises. Let's see how we can draw a traditional cartoon pirate using only simple shapes and just a few basic details. 

How to Draw A Pirate

Step 1

Nice! Let's move along and draw a large oval shape to represent the head of this adorable cartoon pirate. The body and the pants are made from both a long and short rectangle.

How to Draw A Pirate

Step 2

This second step is quite important and filled with many elements. First, draw the eyes using large circles. The ears are made from smaller ones. The arms are created using rectangles and the hands circular shapes. Don't forget the feet. See below for more details.

How to Draw A Pirate

Step 3

Another complex step! Draw some pupils using circles. The mouth is made from a pointed line, just like the nose is. A thin beard can be added around the mouth. Look at the picture below to help you sketch the shape of the hat properly. 

How to Draw A Pirate

Step 4

A simple sword can be drawn inside the right hand of the cartoon pirate. Once again, curved lines are mostly used to depict this object. 

How to Draw A Pirate

Step 5

Complete this drawing tutorial by adding a skull on the hat of the pirate. A large belt made from rectangles and some buttons also made from rectangles are added to the shirt of the character. 

How to Draw A Pirate

Step 6

This is the final image featuring the complete design. It's a little bit more complex to draw than other characters from the same series, but you should be able to reach your goal with some practice. 

How to Draw A Pirate

All six steps that must be done to illustrate this cartoon pirate accurately are displayed below. This character is adorable and lovely to look at, but you can also draw a mean pirate with large weapons and a more frightening appearance! Have fun! 

How to Draw A Pirate


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