Have you ever doodled a heart in your notebook, on your hand, or somewhere else? Some people even sketch hearts in the dust or carve them into trees. Hearts are a favorite thing to draw.
Why are hearts so popular? One reason is that they engender positive emotions in us.
Whether you want to say you love your boyfriend, love your friends, love your pet, or love ice cream, just the act of loving those things likely brings you joy.
When we let someone know that we love them, it can make them feel good, too. One way to do that is by drawing a heart like those in the list below.
Is drawing a heart difficult? Not at all! A basic heart consists of just two curved lines that meet at two points. See the easy heart tutorial, below.
Of course, many of our heart drawing guides are more complex than this. But these easy, step-by-step drawing guides break the process down into simple lines and shapes.
In each tutorial step, you will see new lines highlighted in blue. Add them to your drawing. Keep an eraser handy, because sometimes you will need to erase lines from previous steps.
Did you know? The modern heart shape as we know it may have come about by accident. Its first known association with love and romance occurred in the thirteenth century.
The illustration of a young man handing a heart to his love appears in a book - but based on the story, the heart shape was likely meant to represent a fruit instead!
36 Easy Heart Drawing Ideas
Heart with Wings
Sometimes, people say that falling in love gives you a sensation of flying. If that is true in your case, let your heart soar with this tutorial.
Jar of Love
Do you run around leaving scars, collecting your jar of hearts? Or do you simply want to collect Valentines or share a jar of heart-shaped candies? Either way, this jar is filled with love.
When the time is right, you'll fall in love! This heart-shaped alarm clock is ticking down the seconds.
Heart Carved in Tree
Save a tree, and draw your initials instead! A heart carved in a tree is a classic way of proclaiming your everlasting love for someone.
The sacred heart - a heart paired with a cross, thorns, and flames - is a staple of Catholic art. The image is often combined with a rendering of Jesus.
Folding your hands into the shape of a heart can make for a cute photo or help you say "I love you" to someone from afar. You can capture the moment with this drawing guide.
"I Love You" Heart
Most of the time, hearts speak for themselves - they are well known to symbolize love. This one goes the extra mile by displaying an "I love you" banner across the front.
Have you ever felt broken-hearted? Express your feelings or comfort someone else by letting them know you know how they feel. This heart is cracked, stitched, and dripping with heartsblood.
This heart outline is made from fancy floral, leafy scrollwork. Can you find the hidden hearts within the heart?
"Get well soon," "Congratulations," "I'm sorry," "Happy anniversary," "Happy Valentine's Day" - a heart-shaped balloon can say so many things.
Barbed Wire Heart
Do you feel trapped in your relationship? Or do you have a bond that's as strong as metal? These very different feelings can be expressed by this rustic barbed wire heart.
Teddy Bear with a Heart
Have you ever given a teddy bear to someone you love? Doing so is enough to let them know you love them. But this bear holds a heart-shaped sign so the recipient will never forget!
Love at the snap of your fingers! Show someone you care with a heart in the palm of your hand.
Impossible shapes are optical illusions of objects that couldn't exist in the real world. Can your love defy the odds?
Give someone the key to your heart with this complex drawing guide. What does the lovely locket hold inside?
Heart on Fire
Does your love make you feel like your heart is on fire? This flaming heart can help you express your feelings, a glowing beacon for everyone to see.
Do you use heart emojis in your text messages? Get your flirt on with this cute winking heart smiley face emoji.
Heart with Ribbon
What's on your heart today? You can let the world know when you write your message across its banner.
Rose and Heart
Hearts and roses - especially red roses - go together as symbols of love. You can give someone the gift of a rose bouquet with the help of this floral drawing guide.
The heart symbol does not look much like an anatomical human heart. You can sketch this realistic heart as a science project or to learn about the real deal.
Sweethearts candies are popular around Valentine's Day. Each candy has a message of love or friendship. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this three-dimensional drawing guide.
Tribal Heart Tattoo
This black and white outline combines a stylized heart and rose blossoms. It doesn't just have to be a tattoo - it will look great on your notebooks, too!
Is your love too powerful to limit to a two-dimensional sketch? Show your depth of feeling when you learn how to make a three-dimensional heart.
Cute Heart Smiley Face
Did you draw the cute winking heart emoji, above? If so, she needs a friend. Check out this handsome smiling heart who is winking right back.
Money may not grow on trees, but love grows on this one! Instead of leaves, its canopy is full of hearts. This project is great for starting your family tree.
Anatomical Heart with Flowers
Were you able to master the human heart, above? Now, you can use those skills to make some fanciful folk art. What message does this flowering heart hold for you?
Heart with Arrow
Myths abound of Cupid shooting lovers with his arrows, causing them to fall for one another. This heart became a target - is it a beloved or a regrettable wound?
Heart Pixel Art
When you see this pixelated image, do your ears fill with the sound effects of your character's lives ebbing away or his health being refilled?
If you love dolphins, you'll love this creative dolphin heart. The animals bend their bodies into a heart shape as they leap into the air.
Some people say that love never dies. This alien-like heart-shaped skull may be considered proof of that.
All of the drawing guides on this list are simple, but this is the easiest of them all! Learn how to draw a basic heart with just a few strokes of your pencil.
Hearts are common motifs for jewelry. Sometimes, even precious stones such as diamonds are cut into multi-faceted heart shapes. One famous example is the Heart of the Ocean necklace from the film Titanic.
Mother’s Day Heart
Do you tell your mom you love her? Give her a reminder that she can look at every day - make a card for mom using this "I Love You, Mom," drawing tutorial.
Heart Line Drawing
Fun heart doodles don't have to be detailed or complex. This overlapping line drawing is elegant enough for a wedding invitation but simple enough for even a beginner artist.
Sad, Broken Heart
Even broken hearts can be healed. This cracked and crying heart is held together with a bandage. Can you comfort someone by letting them know you feel their pain and want to help?
Bleeding Heart Flower
Not every heart that bleeds is broken. This unique flower has heart-shaped petals. As the flower opens, it "breaks," with additional petals appearing to "drip" like blood from the "wound."