Inside: How to draw a crown from an oval with step-by-step instructions.

Artists, today we are drawing a Crown! I was very excited as I researched crowns, there are thousands of crowns and they can look however YOU choose.

They can be thick with jewels or delicate with swirls. Do you want the tallest crown ever designed or something simple for comfort?

It’s whatever you can dream of.

Remember, everything you want to draw can be based around simple shapes.

I’ll get you started on the foundation piece, the headband and you can create from there!

How to draw a crown

Supplies you’ll need to draw a fancy crown:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Metallic Colored pencils or crayons

Artist tip: As with any drawing it’s important to recognize how much space you are working with.

To do this, point to the middle of your paper with your finger or pencil.

This will tell your eyes how much space you have to draw in. It does not have to be exact! 

Supplies for drawing a queens crown

How to draw a crown step-by-step

Let’s get started:

1. Draw a dot in the center (ish) of the page. Then 2 finger widths below the dot make a mark. 

Drawing a center of page dot

2. Using the dot for the top and the mark for the bottom, draw a WIDE oval. 

How to draw the base of a head crown

3. At each end of the oval, draw a line up, as thick as you want the band of the crown to be.

Sketching a crown

4. Draw a curved line connecting the 2 vertical lines, the curve should be the same as the top of the oval.

how to center and oval drawing

5. I have added a circle to the middle, to help keep it centered.

Easy crown drawing

Drawing Flourish

6. From here you can start to flourish! You can add swirls, flowers or leaves. Maybe you want a thick metal cross, add it in!

Crowns are usually symmetrical so try to make each side the same.

I chose a middle triangle and one on each side.

Drawing flourish

7. In between the triangles, I drew arch shapes, they almost look like little rainbows.

Queens crown outline

8. Add in areas for jewels!

I chose a rounded rhombus shape or “sideways eyeball” and the jewels would be half circles and tear drop shapes.

How to draw jewels for a crown

How to outline a crown

9. Outline with black marker. Erase any left over pencil lines.

How to outline a crown

10. The BEST part: COLOR! Use any colors you want, Artist! 

Artists Tip: Remember using different shades of the same color will help your jewels to look more realistic. (Lights & Shadows)

How to color a crown

There you go… You’ve done it and drawn a crown!

Let’s see what else we can draw together… next time.

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