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How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration

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What is Earth Hour? The project began as "a symbolic lights-out event" in Sydney, Australia in 2007, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. It is an act of solidarity that shows support for protecting our planet and the environment by turning off the lights.

Earth Hour is held each year on the last Saturday in March. In 2020, for example, people from 190 different countries participated.

More than just saving an hour's worth of electricity, "it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action."

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A globe inside a lightbulb is used as a symbol or logo of Earth Hour. The lit lightbulb has long signified the concept of "a bright idea." We rely on our planet and its natural systems for survival, so protecting it is always a good idea!

Would you like to draw a cartoon to show your support and help other people learn about Earth Hour? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial can show you how. What will you need? Only a pencil, an eraser, and something to color with.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Light Bulb, Earth, and Lake.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Earth Hour Illustration

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 1
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 01

1. Begin by outlining the glass globe of the lightbulb. Extend a long, curved line and double it back upon itself, leaving the shape open at the bottom.

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 2
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 02

2. Draw a curved, narrow rectangle between the two ends of the line, enclosing the bulb. Then, draw another, larger curved rectangle beneath it. This forms the cap of the incandescent bulb, the metal portion that screws into the socket of the light.

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 3
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 03

3. Draw two parallel curved lines across the cap. Notice how the lines extend beyond the sides of the cap and erase as necessary. Connect the lines on each end. Enclose a partial circle below the cap using a curved line. Then, enclose another, smaller rounded shape on the bottom of the first. This forms the electrical contact or foot.

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 4
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 04

4. Draw two more pairs of parallel lines across the cap, erasing as necessary. Connect the pairs on each end.

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 5
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 05

5. Next, begin drawing the planet Earth inside the lightbulb. Draw a large circle, then enclose the irregular shape of Greenland near the top.

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 6
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 06

6. Use a long curved line to outline the basic shape of North America.

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How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 07

7. Use a long curved line and double it back upon itself to outline the basic shape of South America.

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 8
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 08

8. Use curved lines to outline the basic shapes of Europe and Africa.

Earth Hour Illustration drawing - step 9
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 09

9. Enclose more islands above Europe. Then, draw straight lines extending from the sides of the bulb. This indicates that the light is on. Notice that the lines alternate from long to short.

Complete Earth Hour Illustration drawing
How to Draw an Earth Hour Illustration Step 10

Color your cartoon. The globe is generally depicted as having blue water and green land, while the incandescent lightbulb glows yellow.

Remember to switch off your lamp on the last Saturday in March! You can take advantage of an hour of increased darkness to admire the night sky.

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