Learn how to draw a great looking Broken Heart with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Broken Heart.
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A Google search for the term "broken heart" yields nearly fifteen thousand search results.
This metaphor for intense emotional pain is used in countless songs, and it transcends the boundaries of culture.
One of the earliest mentions of a broken heart in literature dates back over 3,000 years to the year 1015 B.C. It is found in the Bible book of Psalms.
In ancient Persia, the poet Rudaki describes a thunderous cloud that "moans like a lover with a broken heart."
William Shakespeare employs the broken heart as a cause for death for the characters Enobarbus (Antony and Cleopatra) and Lady Montague (Romeo and Juliet).
The shape of the heart as we now know it began being used in art around the middle of the thirteenth century.
In 1486, a painting depicting the "Five Wounds" of the slain Jesus include a heart pierced by a sword, which may very well be the first image of a broken heart.
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The American Heart Association even reports that a broken heart is a legitimate medical condition, called stress-induced or takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Broken heart syndrome feels like a heart attack; this enlargement of a part of the heart muscle can be caused by stressful experiences such as the breakup of a romantic relationship, a divorce, or the death of a loved one.
Would you like to draw your own sad, broken heart?
Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
You will need only a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser.
You may also wish to use markers, paints, crayons, or colored pencils to add color to your finished drawing.
In each step, new lines are highlighted in blue. Explanatory text accompanies each step in this drawing guide.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Heart, Simple Rose, and Dove.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Broken Heart
How to Draw a Great Looking Broken Heart for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a long, curved line to form one side of the heart shape. The line should resemble an upside down "J" or a fishhook.
Easy Broken Heart Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a second curved line, a mirror image of the first. Allow the lines to connect in downward facing points. You now have the complete shape of a heart.
Easy Broken Heart Drawing - Step 3
3. Erase the upper point, where the lines connect at the top of the heart. From one of these lines to the bottom point of the heart, draw a jagged line using a series of short, straight lines. This line indicates the broken portion of the heart.
Easy Broken Heart Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw another jagged line, from the top of the heart to its bottom point. Using a series of short, straight, connected lines, endeavor to match the shape of the first jagged line. The sides of the broken heart will thus appear to fit together like puzzle pieces.
Easy Broken Heart Drawing - Step 5
5. Soothe your broken heart with a bandage. Outline the bandage using two straight, parallel lines, connected on each end using short, curved lines. The shape should resemble a narrow rectangle with rounded ends.
Easy Broken Heart Drawing - Step 6
6. Erase the guide lines from within the bandage.
Easy Broken Heart Drawing - Step 7
7. Detail the bandage by drawing two straight lines near the middle, perpendicular to the long, straight lines. Between the lines, draw several small circles.
Add More Details to Your Broken Heart Picture - Step 8
8. Draw cracks to add detail to the broken heart. Draw each crack using a series of short, straight lines connected at various angles. Allow some of the cracks to branch.
Complete the Outline of Your Broken Heart Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw teardrop shapes falling from the heart on each side.
Color Your Broken Heart Drawing
10. Color your sad, broken heart. Hearts are often depicted as being red or pink in color. The droplets falling from the heart could be sweat, blood, or tears - that is up to you to decide.
For more great Heart drawing tutorials, see the 36 Simple Heart Drawing Ideas post.
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