Learn how to draw a great looking Bench with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Bench.
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"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet." - Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader
A bench is a piece of furniture. It is like a long chair that can be used to seat multiple people at one time.
From ancient Rome to Medieval Europe, benches were the norm at the dinner table, in the church, and anywhere else you might sit - individual chairs were a luxury reserved for the rich.
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Did you know? Public benches or park benches have a long history. For example, during the fourteenth century, "civic benches were built into plazas" in Tuscany. Small public spaces could thus become outdoor theaters or courtrooms.
In the United States during the 1700s and 1800s, green spaces such as Central Park in New York City embraced a "transcendental, natural philosophy" by placing rustic wooden benches for visitors.
Folding garden chairs became widely available in public and private spaces.
We may not give much thought to the benches we sit on, but we would miss them if they were not there.
In addition to providing a place to rest, different types of benches "generate different social realities," being "solitary or social, exclusive or inclusive."
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Chair, Throne, and Table.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Bench
How to Draw a Great Looking Bench for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by sketching the basic geometric shapes that make up the bench. Use straight lines to outline two connected partial parallelograms. Notice that the corner of one is squared by the use of a short straight line. These shapes form the seat and backrest of the bench.
Extend a curved line from the top corner of the bench and allow it to run parallel to the side of the backrest.
Easy Bench Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw another curved line from the corner of the seat, and allow it to meet the previous line in a "V" shape. Then, draw a wide "V" shaped line within this shape. Note that the lines curve on the ends. Then, use curved and straight lines to begin sketching the sidewall on the opposite side.
Easy Bench Drawing - Step 3
3. Complete the side rail with another curved line that doubles back upon itself. Give it a three-dimensional appearance by drawing a wide "V" shaped line with curved edges. Then, draw a long curved line to complete the side rail and begin the rear leg.
Easy Bench Drawing - Step 4
4. Next, draw the arms of the bench, erasing as necessary. From each of the side rails, extend a long curved line and double it back upon itself. Detail the arm with a curved line.
Easy Bench Drawing - Step 5
5. Use curved lines to complete and add three-dimensional detail to the arm. Then, draw three parallel curved lines from the arm to the seat, erasing as necessary. Connect the lines at the bottom.
Easy Bench Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw three curved lines between the remaining arm and the seat below it. Connect the lines at the bottom. Then, extend a curved line from the seat to the opposite side of the leg, completing the leg and foot of the bench.
Easy Bench Drawing - Step 7
7. Use curved lines to give the rear leg a three-dimensional appearance. Then, use two curved lines to draw the front leg of the bench. Notice how they overlap at the top of the foot.
Add More Details to Your Bench Picture - Step 8
8. Use curved lines to give a three-dimensional appearance to the bench's leg and foot. Then, draw the remaining front leg, using overlapping curved lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Bench Drawing - Step 9
9. Use curved lines to give a three-dimensional appearance to the final leg. Then, band the seat and backrest with straight lines to indicate the wooden slats.
Color Your Bench Drawing
Color your cartoon park bench. Often, benches such as this have grey metal side rails and brown wooden slats, but they can be painted any color.
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