With people staying home, the quarantine is creating more artists. If you’re one of them, this is the perfect guide for you. All artists have a natural talent that allows them to be creative, but sometimes, a little guidance is all you need to achieve perfection. If any of the ideas below appeal to you, take a look at how to draw them flawlessly:
How to Draw a Cat
I, myself, am a pet lover with a Siamese kitten at home, so I have some expertise in this area. However, if you are a beginner, do not start with sketching a real cat. Instead, here are some really simple ideas for you to get started.
Before you delve into the actual drawing, grab a pencil, paper, and eraser. Any HB 2 pencil should be appropriate for a simple sketch, but if you’re looking for the right pencil for you, see Modern Met’s guide. Another tip to be aware of is not to press your pencil too hard on the paper. This allows you to erase any mistakes along the way without that graphite mark on your paper.
To draw a cat, start by creating a downward arch in the middle of the page, slightly towards the top. Be sure to proportion your drawings so that you don’t run out of space. Draw another arch facing up and join it with the first arch. This is your cat’s face. Move on to the ears and draw a curved, upside-down triangle on both sides on top of the first arch. Make smaller triangles into your already existing ones. Do they look like ears now? If you’re satisfied, move on to the cat’s body. For this, draw a horizontal line at the bottom of the page, right in the middle. Make sure to proportionate it with your cat’s face; the line should be parallel to the face and shorter than the arches on each side. Then, make two curved vertical lines on the right and life side. These should start at the two ends of the bottom line and end in the middle of the arch, something like this:
The only thing left now is your cat’s paws and tail. For the paws, draw a D-shape at the right side inner-corner of your cat’s body and another D at the left outer-side of your cat’s body. Lastly, for the tail, draw an S at the right side of the cat’s body in the middle of the curve. Draw another parallel S and finish the tail with a curve to join the two S’s. Your cat is now complete; you can play around with colors, add in strokes if you want and give it a unique look!
How to Draw a Wolf
Drawing a wolf looks much easier than it actually is. It may seem difficult due to their complex face structure, but if you’re a complete beginner looking for a challenge, follow the steps below to draw an easy wolf face.
Begin by drawing a diamond shape with curves on its edges to give it a more rounded look. Then, in the bottom half, draw an upward curve similar to a smile. Within this curve, draw a small circle for the wolf’s nose. Now move on to the eyes; this is a little tricky, so I’ve added a picture below for reference. Make slanting, cat eyes, and when you are done, you can move on to the ears. Draw the ears exactly like cat ears: two inverted triangles and two smaller ones inside them. Your basic drawing is complete; all that is left is detailing. Make two horizontal, parallel lines between the eyes down to the nose. Remember, they don’t have to be straight; you can add a little rough touch. Now line the wolf’s face. Refer to the picture below again and notice the darkest lines on the wolf’s face. Begin with those and then move to the lighter shades. Leave the space that is white, and your look is complete!
A tip to keep in mind if you have difficulty creating complex drawings is making construction lines. This helps to proportion the drawing properly:
How to Draw Dragon
To draw a dragon, start by making a circle in the center of the page. Draw a curved line right below the circle a little to the left (see the photo below for reference). Draw a smaller circle to the left and then two curved lines to the right and left of the first line:
Once you are done till here, connect the two circles with parallel lines, and then sketch the jaw of the dragon by drawing a beak similar to that of a duck’s:
Now complete the mouth of the dragon by drawing the lower jaw just like the upper jaw. Once this is done, pick up your eraser and remove the left part of the bigger circle, which joins the beak and the entire smaller circle. Your drawing should now start to look like a dragon. Notice how all these shapes were made only to help you form your basic structure. All that is left to do now is draw in the details. Draw horizontal lines between the two left curves from the top to the bottom. Then, at the back of the dragon’s head, make a fire. Add two very small triangles on the top left and bottom right of the straight line for the teeth. For the nostrils, make two inverted U shapes, one within the other on top of the beak. Draw one eye in the middle of the dragon’s head, slightly to the right. You can add horns and other details as well to give your dragon a fiery look!
How to Draw Flower drawings
Flowers are one of the easiest drawings that beginners can opt for. However, there are a number of different kinds of flowers that you can draw, some of which can be very complicated. I will be teaching you how to draw a tulip in just a few simple steps.
Begin with drawing a rectangle with rounded edges. Within this rectangle, make two ovals joined together. At the top of the two ovals within the rectangle, make a downward curve. Make two parallel lines under the rectangle for the stem of the flower. You can also add as many leaves as you want to give it a fuller look. Create the flower with light strokes to give it a softer look.
If you wish to make the same flower closed, draw an oval shape, similar to that of an egg. Create another oval within it and a curved line inside the right side of the outer oval intersecting with the inner oval, similar to this:
Finish off the flower by creating another curve joining the inner curve. This should be outside your entire shape on the right side. Next, refine the ovals by protruding the middle one out to give it a more realistic look. Create the stem and leaves to finish up and color in the flower to give it a more lively look. You can also create multiple flowers to fill up your page and hang it in your room!