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How to Draw Bookshelves

Today I want to tell you and show you in detail how to draw bookshelves. I promise that in this lesson you will gain useful skills.

cartoon bookshelves drawing for kids
how to draw bookshelves step by step

Especially for children and beginner artists, I have created a new lesson in which I will show you how to draw bookshelves. The main feature of this walkthrough will be that it only uses straight lines.

In the process, you can use the tools at hand, but I recommend that you draw all the lines yourself, because this will be an excellent training for you and in the future you will easily draw more complex objects.

You can see that the bookcase has three shelves, each with books. Books are of different sizes and occupy different positions. When you learn how to draw bookshelves, you can apply these skills when creating the interior of a room.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw Bookshelves

  1. Draw the outer outline.

    Determine what size your drawing will be and draw an even rectangle.how to make bookshelves at home

  2. Depict the shelves.

    Draw two horizontal lines. Make sure that there is an equal distance between the shelves.how to draw bookshelves for kids

  3. Sketch out the legs.

    At the very bottom, depict two small rectangles.how to draw bookshelves for beginners

  4. Add some books on the top shelf.

    At the top left side, draw some books that are arranged vertically.how to draw bookshelves for kindergarten

  5. Draw the rest of the books on the top shelf.

    Sketch out two books that are arranged horizontally.bookshelves drawing tutorial

  6. Depict the books on the middle shelf.

    Sketch out several books of different sizes and in different positions.bookshelves drawing lesson

  7. Sketch out some books on the bottom shelf.

    Draw three rectangles to represent the books in a vertical position.bookshelves drawing guide

  8. Add the rest of the books.

    Depict some elongated rectangles to represent a few more books.simple bookshelves drawing

  9. Color the bookshelves.

    You will need different colors to paint the books. Color the shelf beige.cartoon bookshelves drawing for kids

By tradition, at the end of the lesson, I prepared a PDF file for you, which contains a brief instruction and additional training materials. Download the file and enjoy drawing at any convenient time.

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