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How to Draw a Mansion

Easy, step by step Mansion drawing tutorial
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"Time's ruins build eternity's mansions." - James Joyce, Irish novelist

Do you dream of meeting Mr. Darcy at Pemberly? Or perhaps you wish to live like a Hollywood movie star? You can learn how to draw a mansion and create your own dream house. You won't need a million dollars - just the help of this easy building drawing guide.

A mansion is a very large house. The term comes from a Latin word meaning "to dwell."

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Mansions were usually self-sustaining, having forests, gardens, farms, and water sources. Some were fortified to fend off enemy attacks.

Today, mansions are a type of "conspicuous consumption." In other words, they are a way of displaying one's wealth.

Mansions are associated with the rich and famous, including actors, rock stars, sports heroes, and government officials.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Gingerbread House, Lighthouse, and Log Cabin.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Mansion

Mansion drawing - step 1
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin by outlining the geometric shapes that make up the central portion of the house. First, draw three rectangles, two of which are narrow. Above these, draw a trapezoid with curved sides to form the roof.

Enclose a narrower, longer trapezoid behind the first. Then, use three straight lines to complete a square beneath it.

Mansion drawing - step 2
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Draw a straight, horizontal line near the bottom of the square. You'll use this line to place the staircases. Draw the banister or handrail using parallel curved lines, connected at the ends.

Draw a curved line below the banister, visible on opposite sides, then draw pairs of straight, vertical lines between this and the banister. Use curved lines to enclose a curved triangle shape below the banister. Then, draw another curved line roughly parallel to the banister, and connect it at the bottom with a straight line.

Mansion drawing - step 3
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Draw straight, horizontal lines to create the stairs on each stairway. Draw two straight, vertical lines between the stairways. Above this shape, draw a series of narrow vertical rectangles, with a long, round-cornered rectangle on top. This creates a porch on the front of the house.

Mansion drawing - step 4
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw two columns above the porch. For each column, draw two straight, vertical lines. At the top, draw a small rectangle with rounded corners. Then, draw the windows.

The arched windows can be created using a straight horizontal line on the bottom and a curved line on top. Draw another, slightly smaller shape within each. Then, draw crossbars across the windows using straight lines.

Notice that the balcony window is wider than the others and has additional crossbars.

Mansion drawing - step 5
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Draw an arched doorway using curved lines. Then, enclose two rectangles near the bottom and curved three-sided shapes near the top. Then, draw another section of the mansion, using a rectangle for the building and a triangle for the roof. Draw a lightning rod on top using straight and curved lines.

Mansion drawing - step 6
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw arched windows with crossbars on the new section. Then, draw more extensions. Use rectangles for the walls and triangles for the roofs.

Mansion drawing - step 7
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Draw more lightning rods on top of the building using straight and curved lines. Then, draw rounded doorways on the new sections. Band one area with straight lines to create another balcony. Draw an oval in front of the house to begin drawing the fountain.

Mansion drawing - step 8
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Draw a line across the oval and another, smaller oval above it. Enclose an irregular shape to create the fountainhead. Then, use connected curved lines to create the splashing shape of the water.

Mansion drawing - step 9
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Use curved and straight lines to outline the driveway. Then, draw bushes and shrubbery in front of the house, using curved lines.

Complete Mansion drawing
mansion step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon mansion.

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