Learn how to draw the Statue of Liberty with this step by step tutorial. If you simplify her clothes, even very young artists can copy her famous pose.
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Time needed: 1 hour.
Draw the Statue of Liberty
- Draw a torch and hand.
- Draw the face and pedestal.
- Add arm, hair and neckline.
- Draw the sleeve.
- Finish sides of robe, add crown.
- Add 7 crown points and shoulder.
- Add the tablet.
- Draw face, arm and robe lines.
- Trace and color with crayons, including clouds in the background.
Draw a Statue of Liberty Portrait
This Statue of Liberty drawing is perfect for students who are studying symbols of the United States.
Make this a fun watercolor resist painting by drawing colorful crayon fireworks in the background before painting a watercolor wash over them.
A tip for working with young students? Like kinder and first grade? Premix some light aqua liquid watercolor paint for them so they can concentrate on other parts of the artwork. The average grassy green color will not lend itself to looking a whole lot like Lady Liberty.
- Liberty’s Portrait PDF Tutorial
- Watercolor paper*
- Sharpie marker, chisel tip
- Liquid watercolor paint*
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- Print a tutorial for every student to see. Draw or print guidelines on paper. Mix watery turquoise paint for students to share.
- Draw the art project in pencil.
- Trace the drawing with a permanent black marker.
- Draw stars in the background with lots of different colored crayons. Press hard so they show up.
- Paint the head with a greenish color.
- Paint the background, over stars and all, with black or blue water paint.