How to Draw a House Step by Step

This beginner friendly tutorial show how to draw a house in nine steps. It includes simple illustrations and drawing instructions for each one.

House drawing step by step
House drawing step by step

This is a very simple drawing of a house but it’s still recommended that you start with a pencil and make light lines for the first seven step. You may need to erase some parts of the drawing in step eight and light lines also make it much easier to correct mistakes.

Step 1 – Draw the First Section of the House

House section drawing
House section drawing

Draw the first part of the house

Step 2 – Draw the First Section of the Roof

House roof section drawing
House roof section drawing

Add the roof with it’s edges hanging slightly over that section of the house.

Step 3 – Draw the Second Section of the House

House sections outline drawing
House sections outline drawing

Onto the first section add the second section of the house along with it’s roof.

Step 4 – Draw the Outlines of the Windows

House window outlines drawing
House window outlines drawing

Draw the outlines of the windows. One large window for each section of the house and one small one at the top of the first part (usually these tend to be for the attic).

Step 5 – Draw the Door

House door drawing
House door drawing

Draw the door with a little platform below it (basically one step).

Step 6 – Draw the Chimney

House chimney drawing
House chimney drawing

Draw the chimney at the top of the second section of the house.

Step 7 – Draw the Smaller Details

House window frames drawing
House window frames drawing

Draw the window frames by first basically tracing a smaller rectangle inside the larger windows and then adding the dividers for all of them.

You can also add a handle to the door (simple make it round).

Step 8 – Finish the Line Drawing

House line drawing
House line drawing

To make the house look a little more lively you can add some bushes in a few area around it. To do this simply erase that part of the house and draw the bushes with sort of “cloud like” shapes.

Once you confirm that everything seems to be in the right place go over go over your drawing with either darker pencil lines, black pen or marker.

Step 9 – Color the House

House drawing
House drawing

You can use anything you like to color the drawing (pencils, paints, markers, etc…).

For a nice color combination you can make the house yellow, the roof red, and the windows blue.

Make the door brown and the bushes green. You can leave the frames around the larger windows white.

Conclusion

This is a very simple drawing of a house. If you are a beginner artist the main challenge for you may be drawing all of the straight lines. You could use a ruler to make things easier but if you want to improve it’s recommended that you simply try your best without it.

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