How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 9

How to Draw a Lifeguard

Your Kids can learn how to draw a lifeguard by following the photos in this simple guide.

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these simple 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a lifeguard.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons. It is perfect for very young kids needing extra guidance and are looking to fill in a lifeguard.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to reference. Let’s get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Lifeguard Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Lifeguard: All Steps

By the end of this lesson we will arrive at a finished drawing of a lifeguard by drawing one section at a time. This project will take 9 steps to complete as we continue to draw each area moving closer to the finished drawing. The completed artwork will be detailed with color resulting in a artwork you will love!

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Head

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 1

    First, draw a U-shaped line to form the lifeguard’s head. Let’s then draw the lifeguard’s sunglasses by making two semi-circles with horizontal lines attached. For the ears, we’ll be drawing a curved line on both sides of the head. For the eyebrows, let’s draw two curved lines facing downwards, and for the nose and the mouth, form a curved line facing upwards.

  2. Add Hair

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 2

    Add hair by drawing a bumpy shape and a curved line to create the hairline.

  3. Draw The Body

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 3

    In creating the lifeguard’s body, we’ll start with drawing a rectangular shape for the torso. Next, create a U-shaped line under the head to form the neckline. To draw the shorts, form the shape attached to the bottom of the torso as shown in the illustration.

  4. Add A Lifeguard Cross And Waistband Of The Shorts

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 4

    To add the lifeguard cross, draw a cross shape on the shorts. Then, in forming the waistband of the shorts, draw slightly curving horizontal lines with evenly spaced vertical lines.

  5. Attach The Limbs

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 5

    To create the limbs, draw the arms and legs as shown.

  6. Form The Hands And Feet

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 6

    In forming the hands and feet of the lifeguard, draw them similar to the illustration. Don’t forget to draw the straps of the sandals!

  7. Draw Binoculars

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 7

    For the binoculars, draw two ring shapes to form the lens then attach cylindrical shapes to form the body of the binoculars.

  8. Add A Ring Buoy

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 8

    Draw a ring shape and add four evenly spaced lines on the surface of the buoy.

  9. Complete The Lifeguard Drawing

    How To Draw A Lifeguard: Step 9

    Let’s add color to the lifeguard drawing by first using a yellow crayon for the hair and a light brown crayon for the skin. Next, use a purple crayon to fill in the lifeguard’s sandals, sunglasses, and binoculars. Now, color the lens with a light blue crayon. Add streaks of white to the sunglasses and the lens of the binoculars. Color the shirt with a blue crayon and the shorts with a red crayon. Now, use a white crayon to fill in the lifeguard cross. Finally, we’ll color the ring buoy with red and white crayons.

How to Draw a Lifeguard PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Lifeguard. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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