How to Draw a Sphinx

How to draw a Sphinx

On our site there are many lessons associated with the ancient world and with ancient civilizations. For example, we drew an ancient Greek warrior and a Roman legionnaire.

Today we will continue this subject, but this time we want to draw an inanimate object. The theme of this drawing lesson is how to draw a sphinx.

 

Step 1

First of all sketch out the head and the famous headdress of the sphinx. Use very light lines and strokes in this step.

How to draw a Sphinx

Step 2

Now, with the help of several light lines sketch out the outlines of the body of the sphinx, which sits like a cat.

Learn to draw a Sphinx

Step 3

Let’s start working with the details and use clear lines. Draw out the outlines of the details of the face as in our example.

Sphinx drawing tutorial

Step 4

Now move to the angular cat torso of the sphinx, drawing it as in our example. Be sure to draw longitudinal lines on the torso.

How to draw a Sphinx step by step

Step 5

We got to the last step of the lesson about how to draw a sphinx, in which we will need to draw shadows. Shadows, as always, are drawn using hatching of varying intensity.

How to draw a Sphinx

The Sphinx is a creature that was in the myths of many ancient civilizations. In ancient Egyptian art, this is an animal with a lion’s body, a human head or a head of a falcon or ram. In ancient Greek mythology, this monster with the head of a woman, paws and the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle and the tail of a bull, the character of the legend of Oedipus.¬†And now you can draw this strange thing. If you want to learn how to draw other mythical creatures – be sure to write us about it.

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