Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Minotaur" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the top of the paper as a guide for the top part the minotaur's head. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you're struggling drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw a small, curved line under the circle as a guide for the lower part of the head. The farther down this curved line is, the longer the minotaur's head will be.
Step 3: Draw a vertical line across the whole head. This construction line will help you place the minotaur's facial features later. Add a curved, horizontal line across the head for another construction line.
Step 4: On either side of the head, near the top, draw two short arcs as guides for the ears. The bigger you make these arcs, the bigger the minotaur's ears will be.
Step 5: Draw two long curved lines on either side of the head, near the top, as guides for the horns. You can make these lines longer if you want your minotaur to have bigger horns.