Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How To Draw A Fancy Candle

This free printable drawing worksheet can be used in class or at home, it will help give the young artist confidence and a few pointers in drawing. It could be given as an extra assignment in class or as a take home project.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT; If your drawings do not turn out the way you want do not give up learning to draw takes practice so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try a few projects for ideas.

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A worksheet for a drawing lesson on how to draw a candle.
Worksheet for how to draw a candle art lesson 

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Candles can add something to a picture and they are full of meaning. The trick is to get everything even so if you have something on one side you have something that matches on the other, especially if you have a fancy candlestick.


Begin with a line going up and down to be a "center" guideline that you will use as a reference but you will erase later. It is OK to use a ruler to get the lines straight.

On each side of the guideline put marks to indicate the places where the candle and candlestick has shape. Don't draw the shapes just yet, right now you want to mark the places- like making a plan. It is very important the marks are the SAME DISTANCE on each side of the center guideline. If the mark for a curve on the candlestick is an inch on the right side there should be a mark that is one inch on the left side.

Use circles to make the curves of the fancy candlestick, make sure the circles are the same sizes where they mirror each other. Part of the circles will get erased later so draw lightly.

Connect the marks with up and down lines.

The bottom of the candlestick has a curve going downward like an upside down rainbow but slighter.

The candle has drips at the top they look like teardrops.

The flame is two curving lines that touch at the top, the flame looks like a teardrop but one that is bent like an "S." And the wick looks like a question mark.

Add decoration to the candlestick use dots, circles, or diamond shapes.

Erase the extra lines.

Add shadows.

An illustration for a drawing lesson on how to draw a candle
Illustration for drawing lesson

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