Learn how to draw a great looking Sydney Opera House with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Sydney Opera House.
G'day, mate! You can learn how to draw the Sydney Opera House, an iconic building from the Land Down Under.
Surrounded by water on three sides, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most-photographed buildings in the world. The building design, with its "gleaming white sail-shaped shells" was selected as part of a contest in 1957.
The location of the Opera House has a long history. It is the site of a liaison between representatives of the Aboriginal people and the first British settlers to reach Australia.
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Today, the Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
If you liked this cartoon Sydney Opera House outline, why not try your hand at other famous cities and landmarks?
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing the Sydney Opera House
How to Draw a Great Looking Sydney Opera House for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the Sydney Opera House outline by drawing two horizontal lines - one straight and the other wavy. Connect them with a pair of vertical lines. This forms the waterfront.
Above the top line, draw a vertical line, and enclose several narrow rectangles beside it. Notice that the rectangles are not of equal length and that some have slanted sides. This begins the Opera House building.
Easy Sydney Opera House Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw the iconic roof of the cartoon Opera House. Enclose two more narrow rectangles. Extend the line of the top rectangle to create a line with irregular geometric patterns. Next, use curved lines to enclose the rounded triangle shapes of the opera house roof.
Easy Sydney Opera House Drawing - Step 3
3. Detail inside the rounded triangle, using curved lines to enclose irregular triangle shapes that meet to form an irregular round shape. Detail the edge of the roof with a parallel curved line. Then, draw another roof section. Again, use curved lines to enclose multiple rounded triangle shapes.
Easy Sydney Opera House Drawing - Step 4
4. Detail inside the second roof section with a pair of curved lines. Then, draw a third roof section. Again, use curved lines to enclose multiple rounded triangle shapes.
Easy Sydney Opera House Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw two more sections - one rounded with geometric shapes on its surface, the other a rounded triangle.
Detail the sides of the first two sections with trapezoids. Then, use straight lines to draw a smaller structure visible behind the Opera House.
Easy Sydney Opera House Drawing - Step 6
6. Use a series of straight lines to build rectangles and parallelograms on top of the smaller structure. Then, enclose the multiple levels of the rounded triangular roof.
Easy Sydney Opera House Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw the tips of more triangular roof segments, visible behind the first. Decorate the side of the building with straight lines and narrow rectangles.
Add More Details to Your Sydney Opera House Picture - Step 8
8. Draw a final, multi-level triangular roof structure near the back of the building. Add more small squares and rectangles to the building's side. Use straight and curved lines to sketch a fluffy cloud in the sky.
Complete the Outline of Your Sydney Opera House Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your Sydney Opera House outline by finishing the scene. Draw more clouds in the sky and the circle that is the sun. Draw wavy lines across the water to indicate the texture of the waves.
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