Wands and Wizards

We love Wizards and Wands!

Register for our class at CVCC this summer for many magical creatures adventures.  Steps to draw your own Wizard below.

The top 3 greatest wizards of all times?

1) Merlin (Arthurian Myth and Legend)

Wow! Everyone has heard of Merlin! I think he started his career in fairy tales like the Sword in the Stone and he continues today in many tales and media. He is one of the most reproduced characters of all time. 

2) Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)

Reminds me of Merlin, Gandalf is J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth wizarding expert.  He doesn't work miracles, instead he's a fighting wizard with a staff and lots of sage advice.

3) Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter Books)

Dumbledore doesn't disappoint! If you're looking for a wizard that is casting spells with a wand, look no further than Albus Dumbledore.  He has a wondrous office with loads of cool instruments, a phoenix, and spell props everywhere.  He makes the greatest effects onscreen and he's loveable!

Draw your own Wizard with our simple steps!

1. The hat.  The Wizard is hat is so important. Pointy and slouchy is how I like to draw it.  Tips: The thicker the black lines the better.  Go over and over black lines with more black lines.

2. The face outline.  Use the Straight Line tool to make the face and mustache.  Use the Paint Brush to make his hair. Tips: The Curved Line tool may be hard to use at first, but keep practicing.  Go over and over your black lines to make a thick outline.

3. Use the Circle tool to make the top of the Wizard's staff.  Draw the staff's long shaft with the Paint Brush tool.  Tips: The staff is old, wooden and has lots of bumps and knots so don't use the Straight Line tool.

4. Draw a big long beard.  Tips: Use Paint Brush and go over and over the beard to make it bumpy.

5. Draw a long circle shape for his hand and then draw a larger circle shape for his arm.  Finally, draw two long lines downward and connect them at the bottom for his robes. Tips: You can use the Straight Line tool.

6. Make a skirt for the bottom of his robes. Tips: Use your Straight Line tool.

7. With the Paint Brush tool, make a square shape for the Wizard's elbow and a belt and lines for the Wizard's chest.

8. Make a couple more lines for the bottom of the Wizard's robes and then two feet poking out of the bottom with triangles.

9.  Make a small triangle and then a bigger rectangle for the Wizard's sleeve.

10.  Make a bigger half Circle for the Wizard's bottom sleeve with a couple of lines that will make his robes look more realistic.

11.  Make the Wizard's hand.  Tips: Make a Straight line and then the letter C.  Connect with Paint Brush strokes and just 1 line representing his fingers.

12.  Draw the rest of the Wizard's staff with the Paint Brush tool. Tips: the Wizard's staff is bumpy and very old.  It's seen many battles and should be bumpy and uneven.

13.  Draw the Wizard's hand clutching the top of the staff.  Make a C shape and add just 3 lines for his fingers.

14.  Start coloring! Using the Fill bucket, color the top of the staff Yellow and the Wizard's hat blue.  Dark grey fills his hair and light grey for his beard.

15.  Grey blue for his robes and dark brown for his staff.  A different shade of blue for the front of his hat makes it look more realistic.



More tutorials?

Want more Wizard tutorials?  Here's simple directions for an evil looking wizard. Enjoy!

Author: Stephanie

Everything I learned in my professional career thus far has helped me build simple, image based lessons for my Pixar generation students. After I graduated from college, I moved to Atlanta and starting working as a technology consultant. I traveled across the country installing help desk systems. I was in the role of trainer and explainer and told our clients in plain English what we were installing and how it would help them do business. I wrote manuals and did a lot of hand holding. I always believed that technology was a great equalizer and it doesn’t care if you are popular or you can run fast or if you’re having a bad day. With tech skills you can build anything and to learn tech is everything. It’s not that hard! It just had to be broken down correctly. I knew I could teach tech to kids if I made it fun enough. In 2002, I went back to school and received a masters in public management and IT from Carnegie Mellon University to help my journey.

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