Learn how to draw a great looking Church with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Church.
A church is a building used for religious activities, typically by a Christian denomination. Many traditional churches are laid out in the shape of a cross.
As you can see from this drawing guide, several sections of the church jut out in different directions, forming the four-pointed shape.
During the third century C.E., a cross was added to the top of an Egyptian obelisk, "thus combining the two meanings" and becoming the first modern steeple used by the Roman Catholic Church.
Today, this obelisk is located in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
The word "church" is derived from a Greek word meaning "belonging or pertaining to the Lord." Churches can be large or small, simple or elaborate.
The earliest known church identified as such was a "house church" or "home church" - a private dwelling used for meetings of worship.
The term "church" is sometimes extended to mean the community of worshipers, not just the building in which they worship.
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Would you like to draw a cartoon church? This easy, step-by-step cartoon building drawing guide can show you how.
All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Church
How to Draw a Great Looking Church for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing three straight lines, as if drawing an incomplete square. This forms the front section of the church. Then, draw an inverted "V" shaped line at the top of the shape to form the roof. Next, draw another "V" shaped line parallel to the first. Connect them using short, straight lines.
Easy Church Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw the church steps. Draw three narrow rectangles at the base of the building, each a bit longer than the one above it.
Easy Church Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw three straight, vertical lines on top of the steps. The central line should be taller than the rest. This will form the church doors. Connect the lines at the top using an inverted "V" shaped line. Draw another "V" shaped line above the first, and connect them using short, straight lines. Draw two small ovals at the center of the central line to indicate the door handles.
Easy Church Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw windows in the church. Enclose two narrow shapes, using a curved line for the top and sides and a straight line for the bottom. Then, draw a straight, vertical line and several straight, horizontal lines through each to indicate the panes.
Easy Church Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw the church steeple. Use three straight lines to enclose a rectangle shape on top of the building. Then, draw a triangle at the top.
Easy Church Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw a window on the steeple, again using a curved and straight line. Draw the panes using vertical and horizontal lines. Draw a cross on top, outlining a shape like a lowercase letter "t."
Easy Church Drawing - Step 7
7. Expand the building. Use straight lines to draw a rectangle shape to one side. Draw a straight line parallel to the bottom to indicate the foundation. Above the rectangle, draw the roof by enclosing half a trapezoid.
Add More Details to Your Church Picture - Step 8
8. Expand the building on the opposite side. Again, use straight lines to enclose a rectangle. Draw a horizontal straight line at its base. Then, complete the trapezoid that represents the roof.
Complete the Outline of Your Church Drawing - Step 9
9. Use curved lines to enclose narrow windows on the sides of the building. Draw a cross, like a letter "t," on each corner of the roof.
Color Your Church Drawing
Color your church.
Who shall attend your church? Draw them in using our cartoon people drawing guides.
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