How to Draw an Easy Heart

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Learn how to draw a great looking Heart with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Heart drawing.

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The heart is a common shape. It graces all manner of objects, from clothing and decor to toys and school supplies.

Near the time of Valentine's Day, hearts can be seen everywhere, especially in advertisements of candy and cards.

To many, the heart symbolizes romantic love. In fact, this shape has been used to represent the emotion of love since as early as the 13th century.

As common as the shape is, many find it difficult to draw a perfect heart shape.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

With this easy, step-by-step drawing guide, you will be able to draw a flawless heart for the ones you love.

To draw your heart, you will need a piece of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker.

You may also wish to acquire additional markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color your finished heart.

Alternatively, you could draw the heart on a piece of colored paper, such as scrapbook paper or construction paper, and cut it out when you are finished.

Notice that each step in the drawing guide is accompanied by a corresponding illustration. In each picture, the new lines for that step are highlighted in blue.

Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your early lines in order to complete your heart.

Draw a heart for someone you care about - you can call it a labor of love.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Sunflower, Fire, and Star.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Heart

How to Draw a Heart: Featured Image

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

How to draw a heart Step: 1

Begin by drawing an upside down ​isosceles triangle - a triangle ​with two sides of equal length.

Easy Heart Drawing - Step 2

How to draw a heart Step: 2

Draw a straight vertical line, extending from the bottom point of the triangle, past the top line.

Easy Heart Drawing - Step 3

How to draw a heart Step: 3

Draw a curved line on the left side of the triangle. The line should curve into the triangle near the bottom and outside the triangle near the top.

Easy Heart Drawing - Step 4

How to draw a heart Step: 4

Repeat this process to produce a mirror image on the right side.

Easy Heart Drawing - Step 5

How to draw a heart Step: 5

Draw a circle intersecting the left side of the triangle. It should be placed between the curved line and the vertical line.

Easy Heart Drawing - Step 6

How to draw a heart Step: 6

Repeat this process to produce a mirror image on the other side.

Easy Heart Drawing - Step 7

How to draw a heart Step: 7

Erase the guide lines from within the shape. You now have a perfectly formed heart. Drawing the heart was easy, wasn't it?

Easy Heart Drawing - Step 8

How to draw a heart Step: 8

Color your heart drawing. If you want to give the heart depth, draw a wavy line along one side of the heart and a smaller curved line along the top on the opposite side. If you shade these lines in a lighter color than the rest of the heart, it will appear to "shine" as if the image were three-dimensional.

For more great Mother's Day drawing tutorials, see the 17 Mother's Day Drawing Ideas for Kids post.

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