Instructions on how to draw a door will be useful to any novice artist. With this tutorial you’ll get more practice drawing straight lines and simple geometric shapes.
The acquired skills will be useful to you for drawing the interior of any residential or non-residential premises. Carefully go through the door drawing lesson and remember all the stages of drawing, so that in the future you can easily apply the acquired skills in practice.
Table of Contents
- Basic information
- Steps on how to draw a door
- Additional content
- Alternative techniques
- Improving your door drawing
Basic Information on How to Draw a Door
Now you will learn how to draw a door in the easiest way, and you will be able to use these skills in the future. Any door has the shape of a rectangle. There are many door models that may contain various decorative elements. In our picture you see a door on which there are several rectangular elements arranged symmetrically.
In your work, you can use improvised tools or draw all the lines yourself. I recommend you the second option, because this way you will train your ability to draw straight lines. I also recommend reading our articles on how to do shading and how to hold a pencil correctly while working, this will be useful for you.
First you will draw the outer outline of the door, and then you will add the remaining elements of the door leaf. Follow this principle when drawing other similar objects. That is, you must immediately determine the size of the drawing and indicate its boundaries, and then gradually add details.
- Coloring supplies
Steps on How to Draw a Door
Time needed: 30 minutes
How to Draw a Door
- Draw the upper outline of the door.
To do this, sketch out a straight line at the top.
- Add the bottom outline of the door.
Draw a line similar to the previous one at the bottom.
- Depict the side of the door.
On the left side, draw a vertical line connecting the top and bottom outlines of the door.
- Draw the second side.
Add a straight line parallel to the previous one on the right side.
- Draw the infill in the upper left corner.
To do this, depict a narrow, long rectangle at the corner of the door.
- Add the infill in the upper right corner.
Draw on the right side a shape similar to the previous one.
- Depict two more panels.
Sketch out two identical rectangles at the bottom of the door.
- Add the doorknob.
To do this, draw a small circle and a short, straight line around it.
- Color the drawing.
Paint the entire door gray and add light gray zigzags to each panel.
For your convenience, I have prepared a PDF file in which you will find free useful materials on how to draw a door. These materials include a quick guide, a coloring sheet, a tracing worksheet, and a grid drawing worksheet. All these materials will help you return to the lesson at any time and draw the door again if necessary.
Alternative Techniques on How to Draw a Door
It should be noted that despite the fact that there are different versions of the doors, in general they are drawn approximately the same. I offer you two more ways to draw a door, which are slightly different from the first. I have also prepared PDF files for other methods of drawing a door.
Method 1: How to Draw a Simple Door
In this drawing, at the top of the door leaf there is an insert consisting of four rectangular windows. This insert is usually made of frosted glass and serves as a decorative element.
This tutorial uses simple geometric shapes and straight lines. Try to carefully draw all the elements to get an excellent result.
Method 2: Door Drawing Advanced Level
Here the interior space of the door leaf is divided into sections and your main task is to correctly depict these sections. This lesson will require your ability to maintain symmetry, because the sections of the door leaf on each side must be exactly the same.
Improving Your Door Drawing
You can also improve your drawing skills by following my tips:
- You can practice further and draw a few more doors, slightly changing their design and color.
- Experiment, change the shape and location of decorative elements on the door leaf.
- Try to draw a house with a door and windows.
So now you have completed all the door drawing techniques in this tutorial. You have practiced drawing straight lines, maintaining proportions, and drawing symmetrical objects.
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