How to Draw a Bathtub

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Learn how to draw a great looking Bathtub with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Bathtub drawing.

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10
Complete Bathtub drawing

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"Rub-a-dub-dub,
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker,
And all of them out to sea."
- "Rub-A-Dub-Dub," nursery rhyme.

Would you like to learn how to draw a bathtub? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing guide will allow you to master the bathtub outline.

Do you have a bathtub in your home? Bathtubs are designed to hold water so that a bather can relax or get clean.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Today, many bathtubs look like the one in our illustration. However, they have been very different throughout history.

In ancient Rome, for example, the baths were not private - many people bathed together in large aqueduct-fed pools. The earliest known private bathtub was made of pottery.

Later, bathtubs were made of metal or wood, resembling large buckets.

With no indoor plumbing, water had to be drawn from a well or stream, heated over a fire, and poured into the bath. Later, clawfoot tubs became popular.

You can ponder this modern convenience as you learn how to draw a bathtub.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Shower, Simple House, and Room.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Bathtub

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How to Draw a Great Looking Bathtub for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the bathtub outline by drawing a large rectangle with rounded corners. This forms the top of the bathtub. Then, outline the side using straight lines. Notice that there are rounded corners where they meet.

Easy Bathtub Drawing - Step 2

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a smaller rectangle with rounded corners inside the first. Then, use a long line to complete the outline of the bathtub’s side.

Easy Bathtub Drawing - Step 3

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Contour the top of the tub with a long “L” shaped line, noting the rounded corner. Then, draw the irregular oval shapes of the tub’s feet. Use a curved line to indicate the corner of the tub.

Easy Bathtub Drawing - Step 4

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw the foot near the back of the bathtub. Then, begin drawing the faucet, erasing as necessary. Use “J” shaped lines to outline the faucet, and band it with curved lines at the bottom.

Easy Bathtub Drawing - Step 5

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw a curved rectangle to enclose the spout of the faucet. Then, use a circle and a small triangle to draw the handle.

Easy Bathtub Drawing - Step 6

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw another circle within the previous one. Then, draw three small oval shapes around the handle.

Easy Bathtub Drawing - Step 7

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use curved lines to draw the oval shapes of the remaining handle.

Add More Details to Your Bathtub Picture - Step 8

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Next, draw water coming from the faucet. Enclose the shape using curved lines, and then texture the water with additional curved lines. Draw a “C” shaped ripple around the bottom. Finally, use curved lines to draw the waterline of the water within the tub.

Complete the Outline of Your Bathtub Drawing - Step 9

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your bathtub outline by drawing teardrop-shaped splashes and additional ripples.

Color Your Bathtub Drawing

Bathtub step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon bathtub. Most bathtubs are white or cream, but they can also be other colors. Don't forget the bubbles!

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