What do you want to be when you grow up? Some people dream of being an architect - a designer or engineer who creates buildings, bridges, and other structures.
Learning how to draw buildings now can give you a head start if you dream of becoming an architect!
What types of buildings can you learn to draw? Here, you'll find common structures such as houses, log cabins, and barns. You can also create a whole city, complete with hospitals, museums, factories, and more.
There are also really unique buildings in this collection. Have you ever wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France?
The pyramids or the Sphinx in Egypt? An igloo in the Arctic or even a haunted house? Now, you can travel there with a few strokes of your pen!
As you might expect, most of these buildings are sketched using squares, rectangles, triangles, and straight lines.
Each step of the way, you'll have written instructions and an illustration to guide you. New lines drawn in each step are always highlighted in blue.
21 Easy Building Drawing Tutorials for Kids
How to Draw a Cartoon House
The big, bad wolf won't be able to huff and puff and blow this house down! Learn how to draw this cute little cottage, complete with a chimney. It's perfect for every setting, from the suburbs to an enchanted forest.
How to Draw a Cartoon Castle
Castles have long excited the imagination. This is a European-style castle from Medieval times. You can create this perfect home for princesses and knights in shining armor - but watch out for the fire-breathing dragon!
How to Draw the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous and recognizable structures in the world. It was built in 1889 for the World's Fair and was set to be demolished 20 years later. But, it had become so beloved that it remains to this day!
How to Draw a City
City blocks are recognized for tall buildings built right up against one another. Whether you live in or dream of New York, Tokyo, London, or somewhere else, you can learn how to draw a city street.
How to Draw a Haunted House
Odd angles depict decay. There's a leafless tree in the backyard and a bat silhouetted against the full moon. Don't worry, you don't have to be afraid of drawing this abandoned house!
How to Draw a Lighthouse
For centuries, lighthouses have been vital to keeping boats and sailors safe. They are also symbols of many seaside areas, including the New England region of the United States of America.
How to Draw the Statue of Liberty
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore... I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Since 1886, the Statue of Liberty has welcomed newcomers to New York City.
How to Draw an Igloo
"Igloo" is the Inuit Indian word for "home." Even though they're usually made from ice and slow, igloos are well-insulated and warm inside! Did you know? Sometimes, igloos are made from wood or concrete!
How to Draw the Space Needle
Like the Eiffel Tower, the Seattle Space Needle was built as a centerpiece and curiosity for the World's Fair. It is not only an architectural marvel but also a symbol of that city.
How to Draw the Sphinx
"What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening?" According to legend, the Sphinx would eat anyone who could not solve this riddle! Can you figure it out? (Spoiler alert: It's a person! He crawls as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult, and uses a cane as a third "foot" in old age.)
How to Draw a Barn
Big red barns are a classic symbol of rural life. Did you know? Barns are often painted red - but why? This is because before commercial paint was available, farmers used a mixture of orange linseed oil and rust to seal and protect the wood. This gave it a reddish color.
How to Draw a Tent
Tents are one of the oldest types of houses and still one of the easiest and least expensive to build. Tents are also good for temporary shelter and a mobile lifestyle. Let's go camping!
How to Draw a Farm
In the tutorial above, you learned how to draw a barn. Now, complete the scene with a fence and rolling country hills.
How to Draw a Pyramid
The pyramids of Egypt are among the most ancient structures on Earth - they are thousands of years old. They still amaze researchers, who do not yet know how the massive stones were put in place.
How to Draw a Log Cabin
Log cabins have historically been built in Eastern Europe and North America. They are constructed from roughly hewn whole trees. Have you ever played with log cabin building blocks?
How to Draw the New York Skyline
The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and more make up this recognizable skyline. Get ready to explore the Big Apple!
How to Draw a Brick Wall
Did a superhero break through this wall? Or could there be a secret passage behind it? Learn how to draw the plaster crumbling to reveal the brick.
How to Draw a Windmill
Long before the clean energy movement, windmills were used to pump water, grind grain, and more.
How to Draw a Museum
Museums make great field trips! Discover science, history, or art when you sketch this informative museum.
How to Draw a Factory
Factories may have a bad reputation for pollution or unsafe work conditions, but they are an indelible part of modern life. Can you clean up the smoke billowing from the smokestacks?
How to Draw a Hospital
Hospitals are important places that help people get well when they are injured or sick. This hospital has an ambulance and a helicopter to get help to people fast!
Whether you want to draw a backdrop for a play, set the scene for your favorite comic book characters, or brush up on your blueprints, these realistic building drawing tutorials are for you.
Get ready to build your dream house!