How to Draw a City
Buildings, rather than people, flowers, or animals, are a fun way to change things up every now and then, and when you add a little make-believe about buildings from another time or place, you’ve got the makings of a fun and creative project.
Ticonderoga brand permanent markers are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Fine point permanent markers have a good tip for coloring and never bleed when they get wet.
Time required: 1 hour. Draw the ground line, roof top details, and clock tower. Trace with a black marker and color. Add windows and doors for each building. Finish with top windows and lamp post.
More Fun Buildings to Draw
Make Dutch houses, row houses, a townhouse, and a castle.
How do you draw a small city for kids?
- Draw the ground line.
- Draw two more buildings.
- Add roof top details and the clock tower.
- Draw the windows and chimney of the left building.
- Draw windows and doors of the next building.
- Draw window in the next building.
- Draw window in the last building.
How do you create a city?
How to build a city from the ground up: a step-by-step guide
- Step 1: Pick a location.
- Step 2: Make sure there’s enough water.
- Step 3: Make sure there’s enough money.
- Step 4: Consider jobs.
- Step 5: Don’t alienate the locals.
- Step 6: Create a masterplan.
- Step 7: Integrate transportation.
- Step 8: Consider banning cars.
How do you draw a city scape easy?
Drawing Techniques for Cityscapes
- Choose the Right Materials.
- Understand Perspective.
- Draw from Life or a Photograph.
- Plan with a Pencil.
- Don’t Rely on Rulers.
- Bring Your Cityscape Drawing to Life with Color.
How do you draw ideas?
Ideas for Drawing: Imagination
- Create an alternate cover for your favorite book or album.
- Illustrate a scene from your favorite song.
- Draw a scene or character from your favorite book.
- Illustrate your favorite fairy-tale.
- Invent your own insects.
How do you draw a street in 1 point perspective?
Set up your paper for a one-point perspective drawing by drawing a horizon line and a vanishing point, then drawing two diagonal lines from the vanishing point to the bottom of your paper, which will be your street.