How to Draw a Building

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Learn how to draw a great looking Building with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Building.

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Complete Building drawing
Complete Building drawing

Would you like to learn how to draw a building? Now you can with the help of this easy, step-by-step building drawing tutorial.

It is important that architects who design buildings are good artists. They must draw samples of what the finished building will look like as well as blueprints showing how to build it.

The good news is, most buildings are not hard to draw. This one consists of familiar shapes such as rectangles and triangles.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Once you've mastered this apartment building, why not try your hand at some famous buildings? You can learn how to draw the New York City skyline, complete with an Empire State Building drawing.

You can even travel the world in search of interesting buildings. Check out this Sydney Opera House drawing from Australia, or learn how to draw the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Spain.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw an Easy Buildings and Sky in One Point Perspective or Easy City in One-Point Perspective Drawing tutorials.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Building

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

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon building outline by drawing a narrow rectangle for its foundation. Trace its outer walls by extending straight, vertical lines from the sides of the foundation.

Easy Building Drawing - Step 2

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw straight, horizontal lines at the tops of the wall. Connect them with an inverted "V" shaped line, then draw another "V" shaped line parallel to the first. Extend short straight lines from the outer edges of the roof.

Easy Building Drawing - Step 3

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use straight lines to enclose a trapezoid passing behind the "V" shape, completing the building's roof.

Easy Building Drawing - Step 4

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw rectangular-shaped balconies on the front of the building and square balconies on each side.

Easy Building Drawing - Step 5

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw a square doorway on top of each balcony railing. Between the balconies, draw two columns of narrow rectangles. These will become window ledges.

Easy Building Drawing - Step 6

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Enclose a square window on top of each of the narrow rectangles. At the bottom of the building, draw a rectangular doorway with a trapezoid-shaped awning.

Easy Building Drawing - Step 7

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Detail the doorway. Draw three straight, vertical lines to divide the double doors and establish the doorframe. Draw two short vertical lines near the division to indicate handles. Then, enclose a large rectangle on each side of the doorway.

Add More Details to Your Building Picture - Step 8

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Detail the doors and windows. Draw a vertical line through each balcony door, and cross the windows with intersecting lines, indicating the window panes.

Complete the Outline of Your Building Drawing - Step 9

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Detail the balcony railings with vertical lines.

Color Your Building Drawing

Building step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon building outline is now complete. Buildings like this one are often made from red or tan brick, but they can be painted any color.

For more great building drawing tutorials, see the collection of Step-by-Step Building Drawings.

Easy, step by step Building drawing tutorial
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