How to Draw Jupiter

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Learn how to draw a great looking Jupiter with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

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Complete Jupiter drawing
Complete Jupiter drawing

Would you like to learn how to draw Jupiter? This easy, step-by-step planet drawing guide will show you how.

Jupiter is the largest of the planets in our solar system, and one of the most recognizable. Drawing it is easy! You will start with a large circle and then band it with wavy lines.

Jupiter is well known for another feature - the Great Red Spot, a massive, centuries-old hurricane that is larger than the planet Earth. In this drawing, the Spot is depicted by an oval.

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Jupiter is a type of planet known as a gas giant, as is the ringed planet Saturn, the second-largest planet in our solar system. You can learn how to draw Saturn, too!

In fact, you can diagram each planet's place in the solar system. Check out this solar system drawing guide. Can you find Jupiter on the map?

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw Venus or Mercury Drawing tutorials.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Jupiter

How to Draw a Great Looking Jupiter for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the Jupiter outline by drawing a large circle.

Easy Jupiter Drawing - Step 2

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a pair of roughly parallel wavy lines across the planet, near its northern pole.

According to NASA, "Jupiter's familiar stripes and swirls are actually cold, windy clouds of ammonia and water, floating in an atmosphere of hydrogen and helium."

Easy Jupiter Drawing - Step 3

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw more wavy lines across the planet's surface. Notice how some curved lines meet at jagged points.

Easy Jupiter Drawing - Step 4

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Continue drawing wavy swirls of clouds across the surface of Jupiter.

Easy Jupiter Drawing - Step 5

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw more wavy lines across Jupiter. Notice that near the planet's middle, there is more space between the lines.

Easy Jupiter Drawing - Step 6

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Complete the previous wavy line and draw another one across the planet's center.

Easy Jupiter Drawing - Step 7

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw two more wavy lines banding the bottom of the planet.

Add More Details to Your Jupiter Picture - Step 8

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw an oval between the bottom two lines, indicating Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot. Then, draw another wavy line across the planet's southern pole.

Complete the Outline of Your Jupiter Drawing - Step 9

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw another, smaller oval within the same cloud band as the Great Spot. A few lines above it, enclose an elongated shape. These, too, are massive hurricane storms in the planet's atmosphere.

Your Jupiter outline is now complete. Color it in shades of red and orange - especially the Great Red Spot.

Color Your Jupiter Drawing

Jupiter step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Did you know? Scientists aren't sure exactly why Jupiter appears red. What they are sure of is that it has to do with chemicals in the clouds, such as sulfur and phosphorus. Sunlight may react with the chemical elements, splitting them.

For more great space drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy How to Draw Space Tutorials.

Easy, step by step Jupiter drawing tutorial
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