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How to Draw a Shamrock

Here’s how to draw a Shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day. For an extra special touch, try adding gold lines with a metallic marker.

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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with more than a quick drawing, then try taking your shamrock drawing to a new level with some paints and metallic marker. The combination of the flat green color and shiny metallic lines are a favorite of mine. Plus, it’s just too easy to draw these, and add some easy shadows while you are at it.


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Time needed: 1 hour.

  1. Draw about five cross shapes lightly with a pencil.

  2. Draw hearts lightly around the 3 short ends.

  3. Use a dark green paint to trace and fill in.

  4. Use a lighter green to fill in the back. Leave some space.

  5. Trace and add lines with a gold paint marker.


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