Learn how to draw a great looking Mercury with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Mercury.
Do you need to draw the planet Mercury for a school report or science fair? This easy, step-by-step Mercury drawing guide will show you how.
Mercury is rarely visible to the naked eye, but you can take a good look with the help of this drawing guide. Mercury is easy to draw - it is a circle with oval-shaped craters.
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Mercury is the first planet from the Sun. Can you name them all? This solar system diagram drawing can help.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Mercury
How to Draw a Great Looking Mercury for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin your Mercury outline by drawing a large circle. Then, use curved lines to trace an irregular rounded shape within it. These lines represent "buckles and scarps," steep slopes or embankments which suggest that the planet is shrinking.
Easy Mercury Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw more curved lines across the surface of the planet, giving it a realistic texture.
Easy Mercury Drawing - Step 3
3. Enclose irregular round shapes, further texturing the planet.
Easy Mercury Drawing - Step 4
4. Use curved lines to enclose irregular shapes on the remainder of the planet's surface.
Easy Mercury Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw a large crater near the northern pole of the planet. Use a "C" shaped line for the opening of the crater, with curved lines extending out from it.
Easy Mercury Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw another crater near the planet's southern pole. Use curved lines to outline the mouth of the crater, and extend additional lines sloping away from it. Enclose a rounded heart shape elsewhere on the planet.
Easy Mercury Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw another large crater within one of the irregular shapes. Use an oval for the center of the planet, with curved lines parallel to it to indicate the crater's rim. Then, extend straight lines outward from the crater.
Add More Details to Your Mercury Picture - Step 8
8. Draw small impact craters across the surface of the planet, using ovals and "C" shaped lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Mercury Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw even more small craters on the surface of the planet, again using ovals and "C" shaped lines.
Your drawing of the planet Mercury is now complete. Mercury is a desolate, rocky world, appearing greyish brown in color. You won't find any blue waters or green vegetation on the surface of Mercury. It is inhospitable because it is very close to the sun and has very little atmosphere.
Color Your Mercury Drawing
Some have compared Mercury's appearance to that of Earth's moon - a body that is equally small, rocky, and devoid of atmosphere. What do you think? You can try your hand at drawing the moon as well.
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