A crown is probably the most iconic sign of royalty and regality. They have been seen on the heads of many kings and queens throughout history, and have come to represent great wealth and power.
Because of their associations, crowns are usually very ornate and fancy, often covered in glimmering gold and precious jewels to make them sparkle and really grab attention.
It’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to have a crown of your own to wear!
If you’ve ever wanted to know what your own crown might look like, this step-by-step guide on how to draw a crown will let you live out this royal fantasy!
How to Draw A Crown – Let’s get Started!
In this first step of our guide on how to draw a crown, we will be starting small. To begin, simply draw two sharply curved lines with a round shape at their tip.
This will be the first part of the rim of your crown drawing, and we will be building on to it in future steps.
Step 2 – Continue drawing onto the rim and sides of the crown
For this part of your crown drawing, we will continue to add to the part of the crown that you started in step one.
You can draw in more of the rim of the crown, yet have it slope down slightly as it goes. Then, you can create the sides of your crown using some lines that curve in and then outwards.
Once you have it looking as it does in the reference image, we can move on to step 3!
Step 3 – Next, draw a base for your crown
In step 3 of our guide on how to draw a crown, we shall draw a base for your crown.
Crowns often have a band at the base that has a furry texture to them, so that’s the base that we will be using for your crown.
Simply draw a smooth line between the two sides of the crown to begin with. Then, using a more jagged line to represent the furry texture, draw the rest of the base onto the crown.
Try to refer to the reference image closely so that you can get an idea of the angle the lines should be at.
Step 4 – Now, we will draw some sections on the crown
We will be adding some section detail to your crown drawing in this step.
To do this, we shall be using some sharp lines to form some triangular shapes coming down from the divides between the tips of the crown.
These touches will help to give your crown drawing a bit more depth.
Step 5 – Next, draw some decorations for your crown
This step of our guide on how to draw a crown will be a fun one, as you get to show your creativity in this step! Every crown needs some fancy decorations, so we shall be adding some for this step.
We have shown just one way that you could decorate your crown in our reference image, but you feel free to decorate it in a way that you love!
When it comes to crowns, the more flashy it is the better! You should draw in as many diamonds, precious stones and other details as you like to really make this a fancy crown.
How do you think you will decorate your crown drawing?
Step 6 – Draw some final details for your crown
Before we move on to coloring in your crown drawing, you can draw some extra details to give it an even more dynamic look.
We used some lines on the tips of the crown and used some on the interior as well to give it a bit more texture.
You could also draw in your own fun details to really bring this crown to life! Perhaps you could draw in lots of small lines to the furry base of the crown to give it more texture.
Or, you could draw in more sections of the crown to build it up even more, perhaps by adding more parts to the rim.
There are many ways that you can put your own spin on this crown, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Bonus: Try Out These Extra Ideas For Your Crown Drawing
You’re one step away from finishing this drawing, and in that final step we will go over some ways you can bring some color to your drawing.
Before we do that, we wanted to go over some more unusual ideas you can use to add to or color your crown drawing before you commit to some more conventional coloring methods.
First of all, you could begin by choosing a theme for your drawing. For example, maybe this crown could belong to an underwater mermaid queen.
In that case, you could maybe cover the crown with fish scales, barnacles and other thematic details. If you wanted the crown to have this theme, you could use specific tools to achieve it.
Sequins or even sections of craft paper could be used to make the scales, and you could stick beads and other crafts to make the jewels in the crown.
This is just a very simple suggestion, but there are many others you could go for. If you do go for a specific theme, you could also change the structure of the crown itself.
The details you change or add could be as simple or as complex as you like, but whatever you choose can be emphasized with the art tools and mediums you use.
The background can also be tailored to suit the theme or the story you’re trying to tell. When it comes to applying the colors and even lines of the drawing, we encourage you to think outside the box.
We’re sure you can come up with all sorts of amazing ways that you can bring color to your image as well as come up with many amazing theme ideas!
Step 7 – Finish off your crown drawing with some color
You’ve almost reached the end of this guide on how to draw a crown! While it’s already looking great and fancy, it needs some color to really bring it to royal life.
Crowns aren’t known for being subtle, so for the colors you could really let loose with your favorite bright colors!
I think that using a bright yellow for the metal parts of the crown would look great, and if you have some shiny gold paints that would be even better!
Then, I think you could use some amazingly vibrant colors for the jewel and decorative inlays of the crown.
This is definitely an image that you could have a lot of fun experimenting with different art mediums.
I would use some acrylic paints and colored pens for this crown myself, but any mediums you use will bring something special to it.
For a great final touch, if you have some glitter or glitter pens, you could use them to touch up the drawing and give it a sparkly look!
4 More Ways To Make Your Crown Drawing Unique
Create artwork fit for royalty with these 4 fun tips for your crown drawing!
Crowns can come in all shapes, sizes and appearances. Once you have mastered the design of our crown drawing, you could make your own version!
This could be as simple as adding some big rubies and other precious stones onto the inlay. You could also entirely change the shape of the spikes of the crown or the part that goes over the head. Looking up some pictures of real crowns would help you to customize it!
Once you know how you would like the crown to look, you can also draw it atop someone’s head. Whether you draw a king, queen, prince or princess, you can create some awesome characters!
If you can’t decide, maybe you could draw many different members of royalty all wearing their own unique crowns.
You could even draw yourself wearing it for a fun touch to this crown sketch! What kinds of characters would you like to have wearing this crown?
Crowns are just one accessory that royalty can have. You could add some other ones to make this drawing of a crown a real royal collection!
These could include objects like a scepter, a necklace or a royal robe.
This is another suggestion where you could look up some pictures of real royalty for some inspiration.
You could draw these objects arranged in a row, or they could be sitting on a fancy table for a few ideas.
Using colors is the best way to enhance any drawing. You can also incorporate some crafts to make it even better!
We would use some colored pens or markers to make the colors bright and striking. Some stores also sell little stickers that look like jewels, so if you can find these then you could stick them onto the crown!
You could also stick some fluffy fabric to the base of the crown to give it some more texture. There are so many fun ways to add color to this crown drawing!
Your Crown Drawing is Complete!
Now that you have completed all of the steps, you have finished this guide on how to draw a crown!
We created this guide with the hope that you would have lots of fun while learning how to draw an elegant crown, so we hope that you had a great time completing it!
Drawing a fancy crown may have seemed like it ould be difficult to do, but when you break it down into steps and take it slow, it can be easy and fun!
Now it’s up to you to really personalize your amazing crown drawing to really make it your own!
Whether you do this by drawing on decorations, different variations on the structure or with your colors and art mediums, there is no limit to how much you can put your own spin on it!
There’s plenty more drawing fun in store for you on our site, as we will be uploading many more step-by-step drawing guides for you to enjoy. Be sure to check in frequently to never miss out!
We would love to see your regal and beautiful crown drawing, so please do share it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to admire!
Here Is A Cartoon Crown Drawing To Inspire You!
If you look at some real life examples, you will see that there are so many beautiful crowns to admire.
These crowns have intricate designs and details, and our artist Amanda has captured this with her cartoon crown drawing for kids. This drawing shows you how you could draw your very own one!
Each crown in real life is unique, so you can add some details and additions of your own to make yours unique as well. She added so many jewels and fancy details that make it look fit for a king or a queen.
If you wanted to, you could keep yours exactly as hers looks or you could make one that looks completely different. Colors could also help to make this crown look more unique as well!
Using some arts and crafts for the jewels and details would look stunning too.