How to Draw a Watering Can

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Watering cans are portable containers used to water plants by hand. Most have a handle and a spout to direct the water. Some spouts have a perforated head so that the water falls on the plant gently, like rain. This is called the "rose."

The term "watering can" first appeared in the sixteenth century. Before that, similar tools had been called "watering pots." By the 1700s, modern style watering cans were in use.

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Today, watering cans may be metal, ceramic, or plastic. The rustic design, as seen in our illustration, is still popular, both as a useful tool and as a decoration. In addition to watering plants, watering cans are used as flower pots, as home decor, and as art elements in statuary.

Metal watering cans often symbolize rural living or "the good old days." Other watering cans may feature whimsical shapes or depictions of popular characters.

Would you like to draw a rustic watering can? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or something else to shade your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Poppy, Dandelion, and Lily.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Watering Can

Watering Can drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Watering Can Step 01

1. Begin by drawing a horizontal line. From each end, extend a straight line downward and at a diagonal angle. Then, enclose the figure using a curved line. The result should be a trapezoid with a curved bottom. This forms the central portion of the watering can.

Watering Can drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Watering Can Step 02

2. Band your watering can with a pair of curved lines and a single curved line.

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Watering Can drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Watering Can Step 03

3. Enclose a small triangle at the top of the can. This is the lid or shield that prevents the water from spilling out.

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How to Draw a Watering Can Step 04

4. Draw two large, parallel, "U" shaped lines at the top of the can. This forms one of the can's handles.

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How to Draw a Watering Can Step 05

5. Draw a circle within a circle at the bottom of the handle. This indicates how the handle is attached.

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6. Draw another pair of curving lines at the back of the watering can. After connecting to the can at the bottom, allow the lines to curl and meet in a gentle point. This forms the handle of the watering can.

Watering Can drawing - step 7
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7. Draw two lines extending from the front of the watering can, converging as they go. Where they overlap the can, connect the lines using a shorter curved line. This forms the watering can's spout.

Watering Can drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Watering Can Step 08

8. Erase guide lines from the spout.

Watering Can drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Watering Can Step 09

9. Draw an oval at the end of the spout, forming the rose. Divide it using a curved line. Draw dots to one side of the line to indicate the holes through which the water pours out.

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10. Color your watering can. Will it be plain grey metal, or as bright as the flowers in your garden?

Speaking of gardens, draw your watering can something to water using our selection of plant drawing guides.

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