Drawing cartoon houses: some fun facts before starting sketching!
This house is mainly made of rectangles. The walls, the windows, the door and the steps are all drawn using this basic shape! This drawing has a small perspective in it so you can enjoy a little bit more how this beauty was made.
Blueprint of the house. Begin working on the blueprint of the house by drawing a large rectangle and divide it into two parts with a straight vertical line. The first rectangle, which will be the living room, should be longer than the second one, the hallway. One of the goals of this lesson is to teach you to identify the correct proportions, but if you feel you’ve got the knack for it now, feel free to design your own layout for a house.
Final stage of drawing a house. Color your drawing as you see fit with colored pencils or markers.
In the example below, you will try to draw a more simple house using rectangles and triangles.
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Let’s start drawing by adding a rectangle for the front and a triangle for the roof. Continue by sketching a chimney. Draw more details to your roof by adding textures and more depth to it. Now draw a door, the windows and a porch. You can add colors to your work to make it look more enjoyable.
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Add details to the house. Now “cut” the roof on both sides, slanting it just a little to one side. Very rarely is the roof completely symmetrical, so we can try to give it an interesting shape. Finalize the contours of the windows and the door. Add one more layer of foundation to the bottom of the house. Draw a small rectangle on top of slightly bigger rectangle near the vertical dividing line – this will serve as a funnel. Connect the walls to the roof on the left-hand side of your drawing.
Drawing a simple house (2) is not so difficult. Drawing one with perspective is a little more challenging (4)! Don’t forget that not everyone is living in a nice castle! A house can also be some pieces of woods put randomly together (5)! Once again, don’t hesitate to use your imagination! A house can be whatever you want it to be (3)! If you want to try more houses or misc buildings, you can work on a simple castle, a cute church or a solid bank! Have fun! 🙂
Windows of the house. As you can see, following the step-by-step method and using a ruler when drawing a house makes the process more or less smooth and effortless. Your drawing is nearly half completed once you add the foundation and the windows. Draw another horizontal line along the ground for the house’s foundation, an essential structural element of any building. Add parallel lines like so to the roof. Then draw two smaller rectangles for windows in the living room.
A house is an architectural construction, so we must first complete a blueprint of the house before adding any aesthetic detail. Using a ruler is a must in this process to maintain symmetry in all aspects of the house: walls, columns, windows, and so on. A house can be designed and built in numerous ways. For example, the roof might be made out of clay tiles and support a brick chimney coming from a fireplace inside, the veranda might have floor-to-ceiling windows, and the front entrance might have double doors. All these elements are introduced after making a rough sketch of your house’s foundation, walls, roof, doors, and windows. This lesson should help you to be able to draw a house with ease!
Draw parallel lines on the front of the roof to create an effect of layered wooden planks. Add shutters to the windows. The entrance can be split into two doors with a neat doorstep underneath. In order to make it look like your foundation is made out of brick, draw a bunch of tiny squares inside it. You can use same technique for the chimney. Accent the roof with clay tiles, which might be a tedious task but it is totally worth the effect it gives. It is also b worthwhile to surround your house with a nice landscape with the Trees and grass.
Contours of the roof and the doors. Mark the top of the roof coming from the middle of the left-hand side part of the house. Draw a horizontal line through the entire length of the house starting from the right. This line will separate the roof from the walls of the house. Draw another rectangle, which will be a door, inside the right-hand side part of the house.
Before learning how to draw houses, let’s see what elements we should not forget to make them a little more realistic! A house should have a roof (2), windows (3), a door and a solid foundation. If you want to, it can also have steps (4), a porch and a cornice. You can also add a chimney to make it more romantic!