How to Draw Ancient People

Are you here because you would like to learn how to draw ancient people? We will walk you through and show in this easy drawing tutorial how to do it quickly. This drawing lesson is suitable for beginners, kids and all school kids.


Hey! Nice to see you again on our drawing guide, but if this is your first time here, then welcome to our team! Today we will show you how to draw ancient people, are you ready? For this drawing instruction, we created this image of a man and a woman from Ancient Greece.

In the ancient world, people dressed in a completely different way than now. For example, the Hellenes were very respectful of the structure of the human body, so they tried to show open parts of the body more often. As you can see in the picture, there a man and a woman are standing in loose clothing, which, first of all, was very comfortable for the body. Greek looks were constantly changing from very simple and light looking to very complex outfits with a lot of decoration and patterns. Especially a lot of details on the costumes of the Greeks were in the Hellenistic era. At the same time, in Greece, a lot of buildings were built in the style that everyone now knows as the Greek style of buildings.

For drawing you will need a pencil, colored pencils for painting, or felt-tip pens with paints. In addition to paper, you can try drawing on a tablet or other device. Enjoy your drawing!

Time needed: 40 minutes

How to Draw Ancient People

  1. Draw the hair.

    Let’s start this tutorial by drawing the top. In this case, this is a drawing of hair on the head of our Greeks. Calculate the distance you need between a man and a woman and place your hair at the desired distance from each other.ancient-greek-people-drawing-sketch

  2. Draw the contours of the face.

    Now sketch out the structure of the face oval. Just draw a half oval underneath the characters’ drawn hair.greek-people-drawing

  3. Draw the ears.

    Draw the oval of the face? If yes, then depict the ears of your characters on the sides of the oval. This is a very easy step and you can get it done very quickly. Let’s go further!old-greek-peoples-art

  4. Draw the eyes.

    Draw the eyes in the oval of the face. These are two lines on each face and small dots below the lines. Now draw the neck of the Greek man. After that, calculate the approximate distance from the neck and draw his right arm.depict-greek-ears-profile

  5. Draw curls and details.

    Draw the curly hair of the Greek woman. Start at the top of the hair and finish drawing the hair on the braid. After that, draw the man’s hand and details on his robe.antique-greece-drawing

  6. Draw the dress and the details of the faces.

    In this step, sketch out the eyebrow lines of the Greek man and woman. After that sketch out their noses and mouths. Have you painted? Now draw the design of the woman’s dress following the example of step six. After finishing the dress, you need to draw the other half of the man’s attire.ancient-greece-drawing-for-kids

  7. Draw the bottom of the robe.

    In step seven, draw the lines for the bottom of the man’s attire. This is an easy step that you can easily repeat from step seven. After that draw the legs.romanian-and-greece-draw

  8. Draw the legs.

    First, draw the man’s belt separating the bottom of his robe from the top. Then draw the lines of the man’s legs along with the feet of his legs. Do not forget to also finish drawing the woman’s hand and her legs.antiquity-greece-draw

  9. Draw the details of the shoes.

    In this step, you need to draw braided Greek shoes on the feet of your antique people. After this step, draw the second hand of the man and the second hand of the woman. Draw an accessory on the man’s head and an accessory on the woman’s dress. The ancient Greeks were very fond of accessories on their robes and hair.antiquity-rome-and-greece-for-kids

  10. Color your super antique greeks.

    Paint according to the example of what we have shown. If you want to use other colors, then it depends only on your choice and desire. The lesson is over!how-to-draw-greeks

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