61 Easy Man-Made Objects to Draw: Simple, Step by Step Drawings
People make a lot of things. Look around you. You are probably inside a house or another type of building right now. People made that. They also made the phone or computer you're using to view this website.
People made the paper, pencils, erasers, markers, and crayons you use to draw. And your drawings, too, are man-made creations.
Below, you will find step-by-step drawing guides you can use to sketch many of these man-made objects.
Sometimes, the object may be the focus of your drawing. At other times, it may be in the background or set the scene for your characters.
In each tutorial, simple lines and shapes will be added in each step. Even if you are a beginner, you will be able to easily follow along. New additions are always highlighted in blue.
Sometimes, you may need to use your eraser to remove lines you drew in a previous step. Don't worry! Those old lines are often used as guides to help you place subsequent lines and shapes.
Challenge: How many of the following objects can you fit into a single picture? Can you use them to tell a story?
Let your imagination run wild. Your drawing is a world of your own creation, and it can contain whatever man-made objects you wish to place there.
A simple house is often one of the first things kids learn how to draw, making this a great drawing guide for beginners. After you complete the house, can you embellish it with other items from this list?
If you can draw a circle, you can draw this sphere. You’ll add lines and shading that trick the eye into perceiving it as a three-dimensional image. Then, what other object will your sphere become? A globe? A crystal ball?
This banner is one of the most versatile drawings you can learn to make. Change its length to fit whatever message you need. Put it on a card, hang it on your simple house drawing, or use it to label your other objects.
People have been creating yellow smiley faces since at least the 1950s, and we began using emojis in emails and text messages in 1997. Learn to draw one, and you can include it on every card you send or note you write.
Ho, ho, ho! Santa’s distinctive red stocking cap with white fur trim dates back to the 1880s. Do you wear a Santa hat around the holidays? If it's cold outside, you can draw one on each of your characters.
Did you know? Not everyone celebrates the New Year at the same time. In many parts of the world, New Year’s Day falls on January 1. Chinese New Year typically lasts the first 15 days of each year, the Islamic New Year occurs in the late summer, Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year in the autumn, and the Tamil New Year in April.
Lots of anime cartoons and science fiction stories depict humans piloting robotic mecha suits. Did you know that real-life mech suits are in development? Design yours with the help of this drawing guide.
From ancient times, people have created artwork. Often, this included animals they encountered in daily life or highly respected creatures from afar. When the artwork is emblazoned on human skin, it becomes a tattoo like this one.
World Blood Donor Day is held on June 14 each year. It is one of 11 World Health Organization (WHO) global health campaigns. The others include World AIDS Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, World Chagas Disease Day, World Health Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Patient Safety Day, and World Tuberculosis Day.
Could you live without electricity for just one hour? Earth Hour is held between 8 and 9 pm on the last Saturday of March. When you turn off the lights and other devices for Earth Hour, you help reduce electricity usage and show your commitment to protecting the environment.
Droids and robots are smart man-made machines. C-3P0 lives in a fictional galaxy far, far away, but androids and other robots are increasingly common in real life. They often do difficult or tedious jobs so people won't have to.
A mansion is a very large house. Tip: if you’re a beginner, try drawing the simple house above and then graduate to this detailed mansion. Maybe the small and large houses even share the same neighborhood!
Have you drawn any of the other string instruments on this list? You will notice that the violin resembles the guitar in shape. Note the subtle differences, and the obvious one - the need for a long, narrow bow.
Are you pure enough in heart to pull the sword from the stone? You can certainly draw it. According to legend, the wizard Merlin magically bound the sword and only the boy Arthur could remove it, establishing his claim to the kingship.
Could you recognize the Empire State Building in the New York skyline? You will definitely be able to after spending some time with this drawing guide. You will use many rectangles to craft the building's tiered structure.
Corn is a natural product, but popcorn takes a human touch! Encase the nebulous shape of this salty snack in a cylindrical movie theater-style popcorn bucket, decked out with a classic striped pattern.
Ready for a campout? Draw yourself some shelter. You will notice that the tent's construction is made up of simple geometric shapes - the rectangular sides produce triangle-shaped openings at the front and back of the tent, as well as a rectangle-shaped base.
There are millions of objects in orbit above our heads - you can draw one of them. The scene doesn't stop with just the satellite itself. There is a starry sky and marbled or ringed planets in the background