If you love playing with Legos, then why not try drawing them? You can create your own Lego masterpieces on paper. In this step-by-step guide, we will teach you everything you need to know about Lego drawing, from sketching basic shapes to adding details and shading.
To start, you will need a few basic drawing materials:
- Pencils (HB or 2B)
- Paper (sketchbook paper works best)
Step 1: Sketch Basic Shapes
Using a pencil, draw the basic shape of the object you want to make. In this case, start with a rectangle shape. Make sure to draw lightly, so you can adjust the shapes later.
- Use a ruler to get straight lines.
- Make sure the rectangle is proportionate. Lego bricks are wider than they are tall.
Step 2: Divide the Shapes
Draw a vertical line in the middle of the rectangle to divide it in half. Then, divide the rectangle horizontally into 3 or 4 sections. These sections will help you determine the size and placement of each Lego piece.
- Make sure the lines are straight and evenly spaced.
- Adjust the size of the sections to fit the size of your Lego pieces.
Step 3: Draw the Lego Pieces
Using the sections you created, start adding details to your Lego drawing. Draw each Lego piece individually, using the lines as a guide for the size and placement.
- Remember to keep the width of the Lego pieces consistent.
- Use the ruler to keep the edges straight.
- Draw lightly so you can erase any mistakes.
Step 4: Add Details
Once you have the basic Lego shapes drawn, start adding the details like the bumps on top of each Lego piece. Use the ruler to keep the bumps the same size and distance apart.
- Draw lightly so you can adjust the bumps if needed.
- Count the bumps to make sure they’re even on both sides.
Step 5: Add Shading
To make your Lego drawing look more three-dimensional, add shading. Shade the sides of the Lego pieces that face away from the light source. This will create a shadow and make the Lego piece look like it’s standing up.
- Use a soft pencil to shade, like a 2B or 3B.
- Shade lightly at first, and gradually darken the shading.
Step 6: Erase Guidelines
Once you are finished adding details and shading, erase any guidelines or basic shapes that are still visible. This will give your Lego drawing a clean look.
- Use a clean eraser to avoid smudging the drawing.
- Make sure the colored Lego bumps are also clean and not smudged with any pencil marks.
Step 7: Done!
Congratulations! You have successfully drawn a Lego brick. Repeat the steps above to draw more Lego pieces or create an entire Lego scene.
Q1. Are there any other materials I can use to draw Lego bricks?
Yes, you can use colored pencils, markers, or crayons for added color in your drawing.
Q2. Can I combine different sizes of Lego bricks in one drawing?
Yes, just make sure to adjust the size of each rectangle section to fit the size of the Lego piece.
Q3. What is the best way to erase any mistakes?
Use a clean eraser and erase lightly. If the mistake is too dark, try using a kneaded eraser to lift the pencil marks off the paper.
Q4. Can I draw a Lego figure using this method?
Yes, you can use this method to draw a Lego figure. Just adjust the proportions and start with a basic stick figure shape.
Q5. How do I make my drawing look more realistic?
Use shading to create shadows and highlights on the Lego pieces. This will make your drawing look more three-dimensional.
Q6. Is there a specific size I should draw my Lego pieces?
No, you can draw your Lego pieces any size you want. Just make sure they are proportionate to each other.