This tutorial shows how to draw a hand mirror in six steps. It provides illustrated examples and quick and simple instructions.
The mirror used as the example has a fairly plain and traditional looking design that should be fairly easy to draw. You can see it’s design as well as a preview of the included steps in the example above.
Start the tutorial in pencil and make light lines that are easy to erase in case you make a mistake. You can darken them later on with a black pen or marker.
Step 1 – Draw the First Half of the Mirror
Before you start drawing the mirror itself it can be helpful to make a straight horizontal line through the middle of your page or drawing area. This line can help you insure that the mirror is not crooked and can also help you see if both of it’s halves are relatively even in width.
To one side of this line draw the first half of the mirror’s frame. In this case it will have an oval shape so draw accordingly (as shown in the example).
Step 2 – Draw the Second Half of the Mirror
On the other side of the line draw the second half of the frame. Try and keep both halves as symmetrical as you can.
Step 3 – Draw the Handle
Going down form the upper portion of the mirror add the handle. You can again first draw one side and then the other.
Be sure to make the handle significantly narrower than the outline of the frame.
Step 4 – Draw the Glass
Inside the frame outline the glass. You can use the frame as a guide when drawing it. You can erase the center line (drawn in step one) after adding this part of the mirror.
Step 5 – Draw the Handle Hole & Finish the Line Drawing
For the last detail add a little round hole towards the bottom of the mirror’s handle (usually used to hang it on the wall). Afterwards if you are happy with the way your drawing looks you can go ahead and trace over it with a black pen/marker or darker pencil lines.
Step 6 – Color the Mirror
Coloring the mirror if fairly simple. Make the glass part a light blue and make the handle and frame just about any color you like. In this example it will be yellow/orange which goes well with the blue.
One other thing you will want to do when coloring is leave a long white highlight running along the middle of the glass to make it appear more reflective. Lightly outline the highlight before coloring with either a blue or regular pencil to make sure you don’t accidentally go over it.
You can use pretty much any medium you like to add the colors. Paints, markers and colored pencils or even a mix of these can all be good options.
The example shown in this tutorial is of a fairly simple and traditional looking hand mirror. As it’s shape is not very complicated there really is not that much to drawing one, hopefully you’ve found it easy to follow along.
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