Learn how to draw a great looking Easy Globe with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Easy Globe.
Would you like to make a map of the planet earth? This step-by-step easy globe drawing tutorial will show you how.
A globe is a round or spherical map - basically, a map printed on a ball. Take a look at our illustration - the globe itself is a circle. Only half the map is visible since the rest is on the other side.
The ball-like globe is supported by a stand in semi-meridian style, allowing the globe to spin on its axis just like the actual planet. What does the Earth look like without this stand? Check out our Earth drawing guide.
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A globe is a map of one planet. But what does a map of all the planets look like? Check out this solar system drawing.
Globes and maps are often used alongside tools like compasses for navigation. You can draw a compass with the help of this compass drawing tutorial.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Globe
How to Draw a Great Looking Easy Globe for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Draw a circle to outline the Earth. Then, draw a large "C" shaped line around one side of it. This begins the semi-meridian stand.
Easy Easy Globe Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw another, larger "C" shaped line around the first, and connect them with a short line on each end. Then, connect the stand to the globe with pairs of short lines. This forms the globe's axis.
Easy Easy Globe Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw a circle on the stand at the top of the axis. Draw a horizontal rectangle below the stand, and connect them with a pair of short straight lines. This is the base of the globe stand.
Easy Easy Globe Drawing - Step 4
4. Finish the base by drawing a semicircle beneath the rectangle. Then, begin detailing the globe, drawing the continents on the map. Use a long curved line to trace the top of Canada in North America.
Easy Easy Globe Drawing - Step 5
5. Use curved lines to trace the outline of the United States and Mexico.
Easy Easy Globe Drawing - Step 6
6. Below the North American continent, draw South America. Extend two curved lines from Central America, and allow them to meet at a point at the bottom - a point which is called Cape
Easy Easy Globe Drawing - Step 7
7. Use curved lines to enclose the large island of Greenland near the top of the globe. Then, draw a curved line to begin tracing the shape of Europe.
Add More Details to Your Easy Globe Picture - Step 8
8. Continue the line of Europe until it becomes the top of the African continent. Draw a small island beside Europe - that's Great Britain.
Complete the Outline of Your Easy Globe Drawing - Step 9
9. Continue the curved line to enclose the rest of Africa.
Color Your Easy Globe Drawing
Your globe outline is now complete. Don't forget to color it. Many globes use blue for the oceans and green for land. Others utilize many colors - greens, pinks, oranges, etc. - to delineate each individual country. Still others mark both land and water in shades of brown.
What about the stand? It could be made from brown wood, silver metal, or black plastic.
For more great man-made drawing tutorials, see the collection of Cute How to Draw Man-Made Art Projects.
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