How to Draw a Bed with a Person in It

For many of us, pulling into a warm bed after a hard day is one of the most rewarding experiences there is – so what better scene could there be to draw? In just a few short steps, you will create your very own cozy bed, complete with a sleeping inhabitant – let’s get started.


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Use a brown pen to draw a curved line at the top of your page, with the ends pointing downward.


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Then, use the brown pen and a ruler to add vertical lines to either end of the curved line, and then add another set of parallel lines to the outside of these, this time a little longer.


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Add two circles to the top of the lines on both sides.


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Use the brown pen to fill in almost all of the circles, leaving a small spot on each circle.


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Now, add a line around halfway down the shape – this should have two lines moving inwards horizontally, which flick upwards, and are joined by another slightly curved line – this will be the pillows and top of the covers.


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Take the brown pen and add another curved line just below the first. Add four small lines across this.


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Add another shape below the outline of the pillow – this should have a pointed top, with curved lines descending from wither end. On the left, curve this down and across to the right. On the left, add a small “bump”, and then curve the line down and inwards. At the bottom, join both lines with a “teardrop” shape.


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Now, add an outline to this – this should curve over at the top and flow down on either side to create the hair over the face of the inhabitant. At the bottom, add a sideways triangle shape, and bring two curved lines downwards to create shoulders.


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Fill in the hair with a dark brown shade…


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And then use a black pen for the sideways triangle, and the space underneath the hair. Use the same shade to add two small semicircles to the center of the face.


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Use a red pen to add a line beneath these…


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And add two small spots to the cheek with a pink pen.


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Use the same pink pen to add a collar to the body, and then curve two lines across to the left and up towards the top of the page. Fill this in with the pink shade.


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Use a gray pencil to extend the lines of the pillows down to the sides…


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And grab a light green pen to connect the bottom of the lines with two wavy lines. Beneath this, continue the lines of the bed right down to the bottom of the page.


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Use the green pen to fill in the space at the bottom of the bed to create a colorful cover, leaving a gap on the left-hand side.


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Use a green pen to fill in the space you just left…


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And go over the edge above this with a gray pencil.


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Use a pale orange pencil to draw the palm, and to gently shade the face.


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Grab the pink pen, and fill in the rest of the body…


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Finally, finish off the headboard of the bed with a brown pen.


And voila! You are the proud owner of a cozy bed, complete with a sleepy inhabitant. You must be ready for good night’s sleep yourself after all that hard work…

After a long, hard day, there are few things more satisfying than climbing into a warm cozy bed.

Did you know, however, that this is a tradition with a long and rich history? The idea of mattresses appears to have become popular over 77,000 years ago, suggesting that our Stone Age ancestors were also a fan of a good night’s sleep. Archaeological evidence from caves in South Africa suggests that people were sleeping on mattresses which had been woven by hand. This had two main advantages; it made the hard cave floor more comfortable and bearable for a good night’s sleep, but it also raised the sleeper from the floor slightly – perfect for scaping crawling bugs and insects! Because inhabitants carried out all of their activities in a single cave, mattresses would become greasy and smelly after a while – when this occurred, the owner would simply burn their mattress and weave a new one by hand!

While mattresses seem to date back to the Stone Age, the history of beds also goes back a long way – 10,000 years in fact. Çatalhöyük in Turkey is largely considered by experts to be the first-ever example of a town, and researchers have uncovered raised platforms designed to sleep on – essentially, the first beds. Evidence from Skara Brae in the Orkneys also supports this, suggesting that inhabitants would pile up stones, and use these to lie upon – just like the beds you and I enjoy today.

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