How To Draw A Crown: 2 Easy Tutorials + 10 Crown Drawing Ideas

by John Griffith

Drawing is one of my favorite hobbies. While I haven’t had the time to draw as much as I used to, I’m trying to get back into this lovely hobby. So, I’ve been looking for easy but fun things to draw. And since I am currently watching The Crown, I thought there is no better time than the present to test out my drawing skills and create a crown. I’ve always loved the opulent beauty that a crown represents. But they are fat from just fancy hats. They’re symbols of power, of responsibility, and of history. So, if you too are in the mood to draw these iconic headpieces, you’re in the right place. Whether you are looking for some crown drawing ideas or easy tutorials, we have it all.

Grab your pencil and let’s sketch a path to royalty!

What Is The Metaphorical Meaning of The Crown?

The crown symbolizes more than just authority and power, according to Geoffrey Munn, a jewelry expert and historian who has written extensively on royal jewelry and regalia. This beautiful piece of jewelry embodies the sovereignty of a nation and the continuity of tradition. It also represents the responsibility toward justice, wisdom, and public welfare. Munn’s work suggests that the crown is quite the complex symbol. It carries the dual weight of honor and burden: the honor of leadership and the heavy responsibility that comes with it.

Unravel the crown’s deep roots in power and duty

crown on a pediastal

Crown Drawing Ideas

Are you in the mood to draw a beautiful crown? You are in the right place! Today, we’ll explore some wonderful interpretations of a crown and artistic expression. From some regal and intricate designs to some whimsical and creative interpretations. So, whether you are looking to create art that echoes the grandeur of historical monarchies or seeking inspiration for a piece that’s purely imaginative, here is everything you need.

From whimsical to regal, let’s crown your creativity!

Golden crown

This beautiful sketch radiates majesty and power. The intricate design perfectly symbolizes royalty. This drawing captures the essence of sovereignty which makes it a piece of art that commands attention and admiration.

Sketch majesty that shines brighter than gold

sketch of crown drawing


Black and red

The stark contrast between fiery red and deep black adds a modern twist to this traditional symbol of authority. It’s a visually striking piece that merges boldness and a sense of regality.

Where darkness meets daring in royal fashion

The prefect tattoo

This style of art gives an edgy vibe to the otherwise royal crown. It’s a design that is bold, yet personal. The crown embodies the qualities of resilience and nobility which makes it a great idea for a tattoo.

Ink a crown that wears its nobility with pride

Cartoon crown

This drawing is full of whimsical charm. An adorable dog with golden crown studded with gems is the perfect monarch. This playful interpretation captures the heartwarming notion that kingship can be found in the most unexpected and joyful forms.

Even pets deserve a day as monarchs

cartoon dog with crown



A simple drawing of a little girl crowned with a golden, sparkling crown, evokes the innocence and dreams of childhood. It’s an illustration straight out of a children’s books. Every child feels like royalty in their own right.

Draw a crown filled with the sparkle of youth

Realistic crown

This realistic crown drawing incorporates in it multiple motifs from horses and leaves to stars. Here the crown is not only a symbol of power but also a piece of art that is rich with symbolism and detail.

Detail every symbol of power and legacy

Classic crown

A real classic cartoon crown. The golden crown with soft fluffy lining and red gemstones is the quintessential make of the royal headgear. In this case, the bearer of this heavy crown is a pigeon. This drawing combines regal opulence with a touch of playfulness.

Traditional regality with a touch of whimsy

Simple sketch

A simple, yet detailed drawing of a crown. This detailed yet restrained crown illustrates the elegance of minimalism. This beautiful sketch focuses on the essential elements that make a crown instantly recognizable.

Simplicity reigns supreme in this crown sketch

Alternative crown

Who said a crown can only be made from gold? Even a crown made out of sticks is a crown. This alternative depiction speaks to the idea of royalty in the natural world. Here the fox is the king.

Nature’s royalty crowned in creativity

Detailed crown

An engraving or etching style drawing of a king’s crown brings an old-world charm and sophistication. This detailed work is very rich in texture and depth. It showcases the crown as a historical artifact that carries the weight of its historical significance.

A historical treasure, one pencil stroke at a time

How To Draw a Crown

Drawing a crown can be a delightful challenge that combines the elegance of royal symbols with the satisfaction of artistic creation. So, if you want to test out some of your artistic skills or learn new ones, we’ll guide you through the process of drawing a crown. From the basic outlines to the intricate details that give a crown its majestic appearance, the tutorials I’ve prepared for you are designed to be both informative and easy to follow. So, prepare your pencils and let the creativity run through your veins.

Begin your artistic reign with these simple guides

Easy Crown Drawing

Drawing a simple crown is a fun and rewarding project. This easy tutorial is perfect for artists of all levels. Follow this step-by-step guide and draw your very own majestic crown. What are you waiting for? Grab your pencil, and let’s get started!

Step 1: Draw the base

Begin by creating the base of the crown. You need a short, wide rectangle that doesn’t have any sharp edges. This will serve as the foundation of the crown, so make sure it is solid and proportionate.

Step 2: Create the sides

Now that you have a good foundation, it’s time to add the sides of the crown. Start for each end of the base and draw a slightly angular line upward. These lines define the width and the height of the crown.

Step 3: Create the iconic shape

It’s time to give your crown it’s iconic shape. Start by drawing a circle on the top of each of the side lines you just made. Then, make another circle in the middle of your crown, a bit higher than the other two. Connect the circles with some curved lines.

Step 4: Add details

Now that the basic shape of the crown is complete, it’s time to start adding details to truly make it feel like a piece of royal jewelry. Draw some circular or diamond shaped gemstones on the base and on the crown. You can add as many or as few as you like.

Step 5: Time to shade

In order to give your crown some depth and dimension, it’s a good idea to add some shading. Shade the sides of the crown, the gemstones, and so on.

Imperial State Crown

The Imperial State Crown is one of the most iconic crowns in the world. It symbolizes the sovereignty of the monarch in the United Kingdom. This crown style is absolutely magnificent.While it may seem daunting to draw such an intricate design, this step-by-step guide will help you through the process. While it’s not an exact replica of the crown, it still captures its regal beauty.

Step 1: Start with the base

Start by drawing the base of your crown. It needs to be a slightly elongated rectangular shape with curved sides. This represents the lower part of the crown. Make sure it is symmetrical. Add two horizontal lines along the top and bottom of this base, which will serve as guides for the crown’s major components.

Step 2: Draw the Fleur-de-Lys

On each side of the crown, sketch a side-profile fleur-de-lys, which is a stylized lily commonly used in royal emblems. They need to be slightly extending outward from the sides.

Step 3: Connect with Curved Lines

Using some wave-liked curved lines, connect the two sides of your crown. They should reach from one fleur-de-lys to the other. These lines add an elegance to the foundational shape of the crown.

Step 4: Construct the Middle Section

Now it’s time to start building your crown up. In the center draw a front-facing fluer-de-lys. Above it, build up an arch that peaks in the middle of the crown. At the very top of it, add the monde (a spherical representation of the world. While some have a cross atop of it, you can keep it simple and leave it as a sphere.

Step 5: Add details

To each side of the monde, draw shapes that resemble butterfly wings. These little wings are stylized depicitions of the cross that usually sits on top. Below the monde, downward curves. This will help form the shape of the cap.

Step 7: Finish the shape

It’s time to add arches, pearls, and the rest of the cap shape. This will pull together the whole look of the crown. It needs to e symmetrical on both sides. Then, it’s time to add some jewels to your crown. Add as many as you look to the base of your beautiful crown. You can also make them any shape you like!

Step 10: Color your crown

Now, it’s time for the fun part – coloring! Use vibrant reds, greens, gold, and blues to bring life to your drawing. The best part about creating your own drawing is that you get to color them anyway you like. So, go wild!

Long live the crown! It’s clear that the symbol of the crown offers endless opportunities for creativity. Whether you’ve followed our step-by-step guides to refine your technical skills or taken inspiration from the diverse ideas to create something uniquely your own, remember that the journey doesn’t end here. The crown, with its rich symbolism and historical depth, can continue to inspire and challenge you in your artistic endeavors. So, keep exploring, experimenting, and adding your personal touch to each piece you create.

John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.