How to Draw a Simple House

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Complete Simple House drawing

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Would you like to learn how to draw a simple house? This easy architectural drawing tutorial will help you master the simple house outline.

Houses come in many sizes. They range from tiny homes and cute little cottages to mansions and apartments in big cities.

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The purpose of a house is to keep us safe, warm, and dry. It gives us a place to store our belongings. It also affords privacy - it is a place a family can go to that is separate from the rest of the world.

What kind of house do you live in? What kind of house do you dream of living in one day? You can gain the skills to design your own dream house when you start with this simple tutorial.

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Simple House

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Simple House Drawing - Step 1

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin the simple house outline by tracing the basic shape of the roof. Use straight lines to construct a shape like a trapezoid with no bottom. Double the line back on itself slightly on one end to form the eave.

Simple House Drawing - Step 2

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Outline the remaining sides of the roof. Use straight lines to draw a triangle with no bottom and form the eaves. Connect it to the end of the roof with a straight horizontal line.

Simple House Drawing - Step 3

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Give the roof a three-dimensional aspect by drawing lines parallel to two sides. Then, draw a straight horizontal line to complete the triangle. Draw a circle in the center of the triangle.

Simple House Drawing - Step 4

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw another straight line parallel to the bottom of the triangle. Then, draw three straight, vertical lines down from the three corners of the roof. This outlines the corners of the house.

Simple House Drawing - Step 5

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Draw a narrow horizontal rectangle at the bottom of the drawing to fully enclose the house. This is the house's foundation.

Simple House Drawing - Step 6

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw another narrow rectangle within the one drawn in the previous step. Then, draw a vertical line at one end. This is the stoop or small porch. Above the stoop, draw another rectangle to form the door.

Detail the door with two rectangles within it, and a circle to indicate the doorknob.

Simple House Drawing - Step 7

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Next, draw the windows. Draw a narrow horizontal rectangle on each side of the house. These are the flower boxes. Use "U" shaped lines to enclose the cloudlike greenery in each box. Use circle and "U" shaped lines to draw daisy-like flowers.

Then, use three straight lines to enclose a rectangle above each flower box. Use straight lines to enclose smaller rectangles at each corner of the window, leaving a cross shape in the center.

Simple House Drawing - Step 8

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Draw a chimney on top of the house, erasing as necessary. Use straight lines to enclose a tall, narrow cube. Draw a quadrilateral inside the top facet of the cube and shade it. This is the opening of the chimney.

Sketch a few rectangle shapes on the side of the chimney to give it the texture of brick.

Simple House Drawing - Step 9

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Complete your simple house outline by drawing parallel, horizontal lines across the roof, lending the appearance of shingles.

Complete Simple House Drawing

Simple House step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

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