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How to Draw an Hourglass

Today I will show you how to draw an hourglass. With this lesson, you will once again train your creative skills.

simple hourglass drawing
how to draw an hourglass step by step

Especially for children and beginner artists, I have prepared a lesson on how to draw an hourglass step by step. This is a great object to draw and if you follow the whole lesson, you will greatly improve your drawing skills.

An hourglass is the simplest device for keeping track of time. Such watches consist of two vessels connected by a narrow neck. One of the vessels is partially filled with sand, which is poured into another vessel over a certain period of time.

This lesson will require your ability to draw straight and curved lines and maintain symmetry. Be careful at every stage of drawing and carefully draw all the lines that are marked in red. Now take your art supplies and start the lesson.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw an Hourglass

  1. Draw one side of the vessels.

    Depict a smooth curved line of the same shape as in my example.how to draw an hourglass body

  2. Add the second side of the vessels.

    Repeat the previous step and draw a symmetrical curve on the other side.how to draw an hourglass easy

  3. Depict the top and bottom base.

    Add the bases with long horizontal and short vertical lines.how to draw an hourglass easily

  4. Sketch out the coasters.

    Draw the same elongated rectangles at the top and bottom of the clock.how to draw a realistic hourglass

  5. Draw the racks.

    Depict straight vertical lines on the right and left sides of the clock.hourglass drawing lesson

  6. Add the outline of the sand in the upper vessel.

    Draw the ellipse in the middle of the vessel and draw sand pouring out below the neck.hourglass drawing tutorial

  7. Depict the sand in the bottom vessel.

    In the lower vessel, sketch out one curved line.hourglass drawing guide

  8. Color the drawing.

    For coloring, you will need gray, blue, and beige.simple hourglass drawing

The lesson is over. If you were careful at every step of the drawing, then you should get a great drawing. Write in the comments if you managed to draw the hourglass correctly. At the end of the lesson, I suggest you download the PDF file, which contains a brief instruction and additional training materials.

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