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How to Draw a Heart

Is it easy to learn how to draw a heart? Of course it is very easy, and in this step-by-step drawing lesson I will show you it.

Below I will show you several different techniques but equally simple ways to draw a heart. Try to master them all, or choose the one that suits you best.

how to draw a heart
how to draw a heart step-by-step

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Basic Information on How to Draw a Heart

I am pleased to suggest a new drawing lesson for beginners and children on how to draw a heart step-by-step. The heart you will draw in this lesson differs greatly from the anatomical shape of the real heart in the human body. This picture is more a symbol of the heart than a real representation of it.

You have probably seen this heart symbol many times in various cartoons, films, comics, books, postcards, and so on. The heart is often depicted on Valentine’s Day cards that lovers use to congratulate each other on Valentine’s Day.

The process of drawing a heart using the meme method will be very simple, but despite all its simplicity, you will get an excellent result.

What are the basic rules you need to know before you start drawing a heart?

The main difficulty here is to depict the proportions correctly. And in order not to make a mistake with this, you will need to first draw auxiliary lines.

The main reason why many beginning artists don’t get their heart drawings right is the asymmetry between the left and right sides. It will also help us with this that we will start the whole process by sketching auxiliary lines.

Now is the time for you to start drawing this symbol of love!


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Steps on How to Draw a Heart

Time needed: 20 minutes

How to Draw a Heart

  1. Draw the vertical auxiliary line.

    This line is central to the entire heart drawing. We need it in order to correctly depict symmetry and proportions in the future drawing.
    drawing the heart guidelines

  2. Draw the top and side auxiliary lines.

    First draw a line on the top and sides. These are the top and side edges of the future heart. Then mark two strokes on the vertical line as shown in my example.
    drawing the edges of a heart

  3. Depict the left side of the heart.

    Draw a curved line on the left side of the previously drawn auxiliary line in the middle. The lines should be smooth as shown in my example.how to draw a heart easy step by step

  4. Add the right side of the heart.

    Outline the symmetrical reflection of the previously drawn curved line. To check the proportionality of the drawing, look at it through a mirror.a heart drawing guide

  5. Erase the auxiliary lines.

    Use an eraser to remove unnecessary lines from the heart drawing. Check the symmetry of the drawing again and correct errors and inaccuracies if there are any.
    heart drawing

  6. Color the heart drawing.

    To color the heart you have drawn, you only need to use red. To give your drawing more dimension, try adding some shadows at the bottom and highlights at the top.
    how to draw a heart

Addition Content

This concludes the step-by-step instructions for drawing the heart. So now you can use the skills you have learned in this lesson for many other drawings as well. I would also like to remind you that for your convenience I have created a short version of this drawing lesson, which you can download as a PDF file. So that you can use this file even without an internet connection. 

Alternative Methods on How to Draw a Heart

A heart, at least a cartoon one like in my example, is a very easy subject to draw. But even such a simple object can be drawn in several different ways. Below I will show you a few of these heart drawing techniques.

Symmetrical Heart Drawing

Unlike the first instruction for drawing a heart, here you can see a slightly different approach. If there you first drew auxiliary lines, then drew the left half, and then added the right one to it, then here you will draw both halves at the same time.

how to draw an easy heart step-by-step

Heart for Kindergarten

Here you will see instructions that are simplified as much as possible. Here we won’t draw too many auxiliary lines. On the one hand, this can speed up the process, but on the other hand, you will have to try to observe proportionality by eye.

If you draw a heart with irregular contours or irregularities in symmetry, you don’t need to worry. Just keep using my lessons and practice as often as possible. As a result, you will see significant progress.

How to draw a heart step-by-step


So, let’s summarize. To correctly draw such a simple object as a heart, first of all you need to outline an auxiliary line. Based on them, you need to carefully draw all the outlines, trying to maintain symmetry between the left and right parts.

That is, the main thing is not only to depict the correct shape, but also not to make the heart drawing asymmetrical.

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