This tutorial shows an easy way to draw a drop of water. It provides examples and instructions that can be simple enough even for complete beginners.
You can see a preview of the included drawing steps in the image 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.
You may also wish to have a blue pencil handy for coloring.
Step 1 – Draw the First Half of the Water Drop
Before drawing the actual drop of water make a straight vertical line as shown in blue in the example above. Do this very lightly in pencil as you will want to erase it later on. It’s purpose it to help you draw and to make it easier to see if both halves are close in shape.
To one side of this line add the first half of the water drop.
Step 2 – Draw the Second Half
On the other side of the center line draw the second half of the drop. Try and make it mirror the first half as best you can, you want the overall shape to be symmetrical.
Step 3 – Finish the Line Drawing
Once you feel your drawing looks good you can erase the center guide line and trace over the outline of the drop with a black pen or marker. Alternatively you can also simply darken it with the pencil.
Step 4 – Color the Water Drop
To color the drop you will want to make most of it a light blue but also give it a few reflections. An easy way to do this is with a blue pencil.
Start by outlining a pair of highlights (reflections of light) either in blue or very lightly with a regular pencil. Make one larger and one smaller.
Once you have the highlight outlined fill in the surrounding area with blue and leave them white.
Outline another area at the bottom of the drop. This will be a reflection of the surface below and will be darker.
You can again define it’s shape with blue lines but make these darker then the main color of the drop by pressing harder on a pencil.
Fill in the bottom reflection with a darker blue (again, just press harder on the pencil).
When finished you should have a completed drawing of a water drop.
The example shown in this tutorial is quite simple but at the same time not totally plain. Giving the drawing a bit of detail in the form of reflections can make the water drop look a lot more interesting then if you were to simply color it a solid blue.
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