November 07, 2019 2 min read

veterans day step by step drawing tutorial

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new NIL-Tech tutorial: "Veterans Day". Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the very first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for a yearly observance, and November 11 ended up being a national holiday from 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day commemorates all American veterans - living or dead - but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their nation honorably during war or peacetime.


So here are some interesting facts about the Veteran Day:

1. Great Britain, France, Australia, and Canada likewise honor the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November).

2. The very first Veterans Day parade was kept in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947, and now it's an annual tradition.

3. President Eisenhower established the Veterans Day National Committee. Consisting of leaders of veterans' groups, the committee fulfills numerous times a year in Washington, D.C., and plans Veterans Day activities and events that honor U.S. veterans. The committee is likewise dedicated to Veterans Day education, ensuring that the younger generations understand the importance and significance of the day.

4. Veterans Day takes place on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, referred to as Armistice Day.

5. In Europe, Great Britain, and the Commonwealth countries, it prevails to observe 2 minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

In this tutorial, we used the following supplies:

  • B pencil 
  • 3B pencil 
  • 5B pencil 
  • 5H pencil 
  • colored pencils
    • Blue
    • Red
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • White Vinyl Eraser

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Let's start making Veterans Day drawing step by step!


learn to make a veterans day pencil drawing

Step 1. Draw the strokes of the heights of the three people whom we are going to draw (pencil 5H).


veterans day step by step pencil drawing tutorial

Step 2. Draw the axial lines of the bodies and the heads within the lines of step 1 (pencil 5H).


easy veterans day drawing tutorial

Step 3. Draw the contours of the bodies and the fold lines of the flag in the background (pencil B).


simple step by step veterans day pencil drawing tutorial

Step 4. Draw a hand of the central silhouette, arms, and weapons for the side silhouettes (pencil 3B).


simple step by step veterans day pencil drawing tutorial

Step 5. Draw more detailed contours of all the silhouettes. The more kinks along the contour of the clothes, the more beautiful the drawing will be (pencil 3B).


simple step by step veterans day drawing tutorial

Step 6. Erase the excess lines (eraser). Remove the brush grains from an eraser with a brush.


veterans day pencil drawing tutorial

Step 7. Draw the flag lines and stars in the upper left corner (pencil 5B).


how to make veterans day drawing step by step tutorial

Step 8. Hatch the silhouettes, preferably with lines in one horizontal direction (pencil B8).


step by step veterans day pencil drawing tutorial

Step 9. Paint the flag lines with red and the background of the stars with blue (colored blue and red pencils).


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