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Draw a Castle

Here’s how to draw a castle that dates back to medieval times. Add mountains in the background for a more dramatic look.

how to draw a castle

MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Castle

  1. Make guidelines. Draw the door.

  2. Start the towers.

  3. Continue the towers and doors.

  4. Add tower tops and door lines.

  5. Add more tower and door lines.

  6. Draw the center tower.

  7. Draw the windows and flag.

  8. Add the background mountains.

  9. Trace the drawing with marker and color with crayons.

Draw an Easy Castle

Learn how to draw an easy castle, and finish it off with a fairy tale theme, or go medieval with moats, drawbridges and more.

A castle makes for a great crayon resist project too, as the crayons are perfect for adding some texture to the drawing before painting. Rough looking lines are exactly what you need to add wood and cement detail.

And, as you can see by the sample, no need to limit yourself to just grays and browns. Fairy tale castles can be whatever color they want.

MATERIALS

Draw a Banner

You can make any drawing look extra fancy when you add a banner at the bottom. It also creates the perfect place for a title. See my video below to learn how to draw one.

MATERIALS

  • Drawing paper
  • Cardboard templates made from poster board: 1″ x 4″ for the banner, and 3″ x 5″ for the center castle
  • Black marker
  • Crayons

DIRECTIONS

  1. Students trace the 1″ x 4″ rectangle near the bottom center of the paper. The ribbon is drawn as shown below (with the appropriate title written inside):

2. Students trace the 3″ x 5″ rectangle above the ribbon. A roof is added and an entryway.

3. The rectangle may be used as a small ruler of sorts to add lots of towers around the center. Some common features are that the tops often got wider, some towers were really narrow, and the windows were either small and square or very long and narrow.

4. The drawing is traced with a black marker.

5. The art is colored with crayons. A bright banner color will help to add some interest.