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.
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.
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!
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!
"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.
"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!
"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.)
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.