How to Draw 3D Shapes – A Step by Step Guide

Video how to draw 3d shapes step by step

3D shapes are everywhere, making up the world around us. But have you ever wondered if you can learn how to draw them? The good news is, with the right steps, it's not only possible but also easy! Get ready to dive into the wonderful world of 3D shapes with this step-by-step guide.

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Let's Get Started!

Step 1 – A Square Becomes a Cube

To begin, grab a ruler if you have one handy. Start by drawing a square with sides of equal size. This square will soon transform into a cube. Once you've drawn the square, you're ready for the next step!

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Step 2 – Triangulate!

For this step, you'll need your ruler again. Draw a triangle, paying attention to the angles. The bottom line of the triangle should be the shortest and at a slight angle. Take a look at the reference image for guidance on the longer lines.

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Step 3 – The Trapezium Shape

In this step, we'll be creating a shape called a trapezium. It resembles a rectangle, but with a slanted side on the right and unequal top and bottom lines. A ruler will come in handy here too. If you're unsure about the trapezium shape, refer to the image for guidance.

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Step 4 – Adding the 3D Touch

Now it's time to add a sense of depth to your shapes. Draw lines that extend from the bottom right corner of each shape, heading backward into the background. The triangular shape will have one line that forms part of the base, while the cube and trapezium shapes will have three lines each. The reference image will be your trusty visual guide.

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Step 5 – Unleash Your Lines

In this step, complete the sides of each shape. The triangular pyramid needs one more line from the bottom right corner to the tip. The cube requires two more lines that can be a bit tricky, so a light pencil might be helpful. Once the lines resemble the reference image, you can finish off the trapezium. Take your time with the angles, and consider using a pencil before committing with a pen.

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Step 6 – It's Time to Color!

Congratulations! You've conquered the challenging parts, and now it's time to have fun with colors. In our reference picture, we used purple, green, and yellow. However, feel free to let your creativity shine! Experiment with different colors, textures, and art mediums. You can make your shapes look like they're made of wood, metal, or any other material you can imagine. Let your imagination run wild!

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Take Your 3D Drawing to the Next Level…

Want to add more excitement to your 3D shapes sketch? Think beyond vague objects and consider turning the cube into a giant ice block or the triangle into a spinning top. You can also play with textures to make your shapes look solid. Why not add a wooden texture to one shape, a metallic texture to another, and a fabric texture to the third? The possibilities are endless!

Feeling crafty? Get innovative by incorporating real-life textures into your drawing. Use fluffy material to bring one shape to life or sprinkle some glitter for a sparkly effect. Don't be afraid to explore unconventional materials – they can create amazing effects!

And why stop at three shapes? Add more 3D shapes to your drawing and unleash your creativity. Follow the same steps to draw new shapes that complement the ones you've already created. What cool shapes can you come up with to join the party?

Your 3D Shapes Drawing is Complete!

We hope you had a fantastic time following this step-by-step guide on how to draw 3D shapes. Completing this drawing is a remarkable accomplishment, as capturing the 3D effect can be challenging. Now it's your turn to make these shapes your own! Whether you add textures, play with colors, or create captivating backgrounds, we know you'll do an amazing job.

The fun doesn't end here! Visit our website for more drawing guides to keep your creativity flowing. We upload new guides frequently, so be sure to check back often and never miss out on the excitement.

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