How To Draw a Leprechaun Easy Step by Step Tutorial

We're going to learn how to draw a Leprechaun in this easy step by step tutorial.

According to myth, a leprechaun sits on a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Let's recreate the popular myth by drawing and coloring the famous little elves of Ireland if you're feeling extra creative and lucky today!

Younger ones will have fun practicing their drawing and coloring skills in this activity. 

Enjoy!

Blog cover image of a leprechaun pushing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with a unicorn nearby

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What is a leprechaun?

A happy leprechaun holding a clover

A Leprechaun is a famous mythical creature in Ireland described as small red-bearded men, wearing a green coat and a top hat. They are also known for hiding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Let's recreate this famous scene in this leprechaun drawing tutorial. It's definitely super simple and enjoyable!

Be sure to check out the video tutorial below.

Materials

  • 1 White sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Colored Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser

Instructions


Step 1. Draw the leprechaun

Numbered instruction on how to draw a happy leprechaun in a sitting position.
  1. Draw the head.

  2. Add the beard and the face.

  3. Draw the body.

  4. Add a hat, then draw the eyebrows.

  5. Add a 4-leaf clover on the hat. Draw the arms and legs as shown in the picture.

  6. Lastly, draw a black belt.

Step 2. Draw the pot of gold.

Numbered instruction on how to draw a pot of gold from where the leprechaun is sitting from.
  1. Add a pile of coins under the leprechaun.

  2. Draw a big pot.

  3. Add two pot handles on the side.

Step 3. Draw a rainbow.

Numbered instruction on how to draw a rainbow behind the leprechaun sitting on a pile of gold.
  1. Draw two curved lines upward then to the right.

  2. Add 6 more curved lines inside for the 7 colors of the rainbow.

Step 4. Color your drawing.

Colored drawing of a leprechaun sitting on a pile of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  1. Color the rainbow (from left to right) with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

  2. Color the outfit and hat of the leprechaun with green and the beard with orange.

Tips for art-mazing success:

  • Finish coloring the pot of gold.
  • Continue drawing the rainbow and add another pot of gold on the other side!
  • Draw other leprechaun scenes interacting with his pot of gold, and you can add other mythical creatures! Here’s a sample artwork:
A drawing of a leprechaun pushing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with a unicorn nearby

Check out these charming leprechaun drawings by our young artists at the Creativity School.

Drawing of a leprechaun pushing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with a beautiful unicorn nearby.
Colored drawing of a leprechaun sitting on a black pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Cool leprechaun drawings at Creativity School by Acacia (top-left), Ahana (top-right), and Naia (bottom)

Did you have fun drawing the leprechaun with his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Share with us your fun experience in the comment section below. 

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