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How to Draw Herne the Hunter

How to draw Herne the Hunter

In this lesson we want to show you how to draw Herne the Hunter – the character of English folklore. He is represented as a ghost, wearing deer horns on his head. Herne is supposedly a local, Berkshire hypostasis of the Celtic god Cernunnos.


Step 1

So, let’s (as always) start with the skeleton of our character. Here we see a standard human skeleton consisting of ovals and simple lines.

How to draw Herne the Hunter

Step 2

Now let’s add the volume to the body of our character. Sketch the body parts of Herne the Hunter in the form of simple geometric shapes, as shown in our example.

Learn how to draw Herne the Hunter

Step 3

Now let’s add the some general details to the body of our character. On the head sketch the deer horns and a hood, which goes into a cape covering most of the body. In one hand sketch out a long spear.

How to sketch Herne the Hunter

Step 4

Now is the time to take care of the details. Carefully draw out the outline of the face and beard. Next, draw out long branching horns and hood.

Herne the Hunter art

Step 5

Now move a little lower and draw out the contour of the wide cape covering the whole torso. Do not forget to sketch some folds, as shown in our example.

Herne the Hunter drawing lesson

Step 6

Let’s now move the the hands, or rather the only visible hand. Draw the outlines of a clenched fist and a long spear in the hand.

How to draw Herne the Hunter

Step 7

Here we pass to the bottom part of the body of Herne the Hunter and accurately draw out the outlines of long boots, remembering to draw the folds.

Herne the Hunter

Step 8

The drawing is almost complete, and it remains only to give it a little volume. In order to do this, use dense hatching and add shadows in the least-lit areas.

How to draw Herne the Hunter

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