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How to Draw George Washington

Looking for a tutorial for how to draw George Washington that actually kind of looks like him? Then try this one.

Drawing anyone from another era calls for a little extra attention to detail. George’s hair may look unusual to us now, but was common for men back in his day.

Watch the background grid closely as you draw all his details. The slightly sideways look and aging features all help to identify Mr. Washington in one of his more famous portraits.


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Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw George Washington

  1. Start drawing the head.

  2. Draw the back of the head, lightly.

  3. Draw the neck, shoulders and collar.

  4. Add the shirt underneath.

  5. Draw the outside of the hair around the head.

  6. Erase extra line. Add hair lines and bow.

  7. Draw the eyes and nose.

  8. Add face details.

  9. Trace with marker and color with crayons.

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