How to Draw Glasses

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People who look good in glasses mustn't die. And you look wonderful in glasses."
- Torii Nagomu, Kyoukai no Kanata

Glasses, also known as eyeglasses or spectacles, were first recorded in the annals of history in the year 1268 A.D. According to scientist Roger Bacon, magnifying lenses set in frames that were used for reading were already common in both Europe and China.

The first artwork featuring eyeglasses was a portrait painted in 1352.

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In popular culture, glasses are often linked with intelligence or the "nerdy" subculture. Children's literature is rife with stories of children who must learn to endure the comments of others when they first wear glasses.

One of the most famous pairs of glasses in popular culture belongs to Clark Kent, a "mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper." Kent is the alter-ego of Superman. Kent is able to disguise his identity simply by donning a pair of glasses similar to those in this drawing tutorial.

Would you like to draw a pair of cartoon glasses? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing tutorial is here to show you how. You will only need a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Shirt, Top Hat, and Hoodie.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Glasses

How to Draw Glasses: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a four-sided shape. It should be roughly rectangular, consisting of curved lines. This forms the first of the glasses' lenses.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 2

2. Draw a second rectangular shape using curved lines, a mirror image of the first. This forms the second lens of the glasses.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 3

3. Connect the top corners of the lenses using a pair of short, curved lines. Erase between these lines.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 4

4. Draw a "C" shaped line on the upper corners of the lenses opposite the connected corners. Erase the lines beneath these curved lines.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 5

5. Draw a curved rectangular shape within one of the portions of the glasses. This differentiates the lens itself from the frame.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 6

6. Draw a rectangular shape using curved lines within the opposite portion of the glasses, indicating the remaining lens and its frame.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 7

7. Extend a curved line from one side of the glasses. Double it back upon itself, forming the earpiece.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 8

8. Extend a long, curved line from the opposite side of the glasses. Double it back upon itself, forming the remaining earpiece.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 9

9. Draw small "C" shaped lines between the lenses. These indicate the nosepieces. Then, draw pairs of diagonal lines across the lenses, indicating a glare on the glass.

How to Draw Glasses: Step 10

Color your glasses. Frames come in all colors imaginable.

Then, check out our cartoons and comics drawing guides, where you'll find a Superman to wear these Clark Kent glasses.

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How to Draw Glasses

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