Learn how to draw a great looking Bleeding Heart with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Bleeding Heart.
Have you ever felt like your heart was broken? Have you wanted to apologize to someone for causing a broken heart? You can use this bleeding heart drawing guide to express your deep emotions.
One reason for this is that the muscles in our chest tighten when we experience strong distressing emotions. So it can actually feel like your heart is suffering. This is also referred to as heartache or heartbreak.
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The good news is, broken hearts can heal with proper care. In fact, this illustration can symbolize that healing process as well.
For example, do you see the stitches holding the heart together? Stitches are used to close wounds so they can heal properly. You can even add in a bandage for good measure.
What about the drops of blood? Instead of a bleeding heart, you can think of it as a melting heart.
The phrases "You made my heart melt" or "That melted my heart" often refer to the warm emotions brought on by a kind word or deed.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Bleeding Heart
How to Draw a Great Looking Bleeding Heart for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the bleeding heart outline by drawing the lobes of the heart. For each lobe, use a long curved line.
Notice that the lobes did not connect. On one side, double the line back upon itself to form a drip of liquid.
Easy Bleeding Heart Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw more fluid dripping from the heart. Extend a curved line and double it back upon itself to form each drip. Then continue extending lines in the shape of the heart beyond each drip.
Easy Bleeding Heart Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw the dripping tip of the heart. Use a series of curved lines, both long and short.
Easy Bleeding Heart Drawing - Step 4
4. Complete the outline of the bottom of the heart. Use curved lines to draw two more drips, and connect them using short lines.
Easy Bleeding Heart Drawing - Step 5
5. The heart is broken, so draw a crack in the shattered heart. In the opening between the heart's lobes, draw a pair of straight lines.
Then, extend another pair of straight lines diverging at an opposite angle. From one of the lines, draw more connected straight lines.
Easy Bleeding Heart Drawing - Step 6
6. Finish the lightning bolt-shaped crack in the heart by using a series of straight lines. Allow the final lines to meet at a point.
Then, draw curved lines across the lobes of the heart. These are cuts or wounds in the bleeding heart.
Easy Bleeding Heart Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw "V" shaped curved lines across the cuts. These are stitches holding the bleeding heart together.
Add More Details to Your Bleeding Heart Picture - Step 8
8. Draw a short curved line at the end of each stitch. This gives a three-dimensional aspect to the points where the stitches enter the heart. Draw a teardrop shape below the heart.
Complete the Outline of Your Bleeding Heart Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete the bleeding heart outline by drawing more teardrop shapes falling from the melting heart.
Color Your Bleeding Heart Drawing
Color your bleeding heart cartoon. We've shaded ours red, both the color of love and blood. You could shade your heart blue as if it is an icy heart that is melting.
For more great Heart drawing tutorials, see the 36 Heart Drawing Ideas for Kids post.
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