How to draw a crown - a simple, great looking crown for a king or queen

Learn how to draw a crown. A step by step tutorial to draw a simple but great-looking crown fit for a king or queen.

Today we will learn a simple way to draw a crown. While the shape is fairly basic, by adding details - some jewels and an outline of the velvet hat - we will get an impressive-looking crown fit for any king or queen.

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How to draw a crown: base sketch step by step

Step 1: Draw the guidelines

Draw the guidelines

Let's start drawing the crown with a few guidelines. Draw two parallel curves - these will mark the crown's headband. Then add three vertical straight lines going up - these will guide us in drawing the crown peaks.

Step 2: Close the band and add the round tops

Close the band and add the round tops

Close the crown band's sides with two small curves. Then draw three small circles on the top of the lines - these will be the simple decorations on the top of the crown.

If you feel circles are too simple and would like a challenge, many real royal crowns would have fleur-de-lis as a decorative end.

Step 3: Draw the crown peaks

Draw the crown peaks

It is now time to draw the actual crown. Draw curved "V" shapes between the three circles. Notice that the "Vs" start where the straight guideline intersects the top circle on the outer sides, but are a touch apart on the middle peak.

Then add two more straight lines down along the outer sides - these are as far apart from the existing down line as the sides of the middle line.

Step 4: Draw the velvet hat

Draw the velvet hat

Many royal crowns are lined with a velvet hat - that is what we are drawing next. Draw it as a simple two-part curve - starting in the centre of the middle circle, and curving out just a bit past each side of the crown. Then close the hat with two sides curving back to the crown base.

Finally, add the lower end of the headband. If you were adding the crown to the king's head, you would not need this line - but here it is visible.

Step 5: Add some jewels

Add some jewels

Our base crown drawing is complete, all that is left is to add some decorative jewels. These can come in many shapes.

Here we are decorating the headband with three circles and two hexagons between them. Then we are adding one more hexagon as on the middle peak, and two half domes on the sides.

Feel free to add some more jewels, perhaps smaller or other shapes - squares or rectangles - to make your crown pretty.

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How to draw a crown: outline the drawing step by step

Step 1: Outline the jewels

Outline the jewels

The jewel outlines are the topmost lines - start drawing the crown by outlining these first.

Step 2: Draw the crown headband and top circles

Draw the crown headband and top circles

Next, outline the headband and the three small circles at the top of the crown.

Step 3: Draw the crown itself

Draw the crown itself

Now it is time to outline all three visible peaks on the actual crown. Notice we have broken the outer edges, as these are hidden behind the large jewels.

Step 4: Draw the velvet hat

Draw the velvet hat

Finally, outline the velvet hat. Round off the sharp corners on the sides, and break the outline where the hat is hiding behind the crown.

How to draw a crown: completed pencil outline

How to draw a crown - completed outline drawing

Here is the completed crown drawing, after we have erased the sketch lines. While this is a fairly simple way how to draw a crown, it still looks good and fit for a king (or queen).

How to draw a crown: finished coloured-in drawing

How to draw a crown - completed coloured-in drawing

And the crown looks even better once you colour it in. The crown itself is golden yellow. Our jewels are red rubies, blue sapphire and green emerald, as you can tell. And the velvet hat is a dark, royal red.

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