How to Draw a Chinese House

Of all the fascinating architecture that makes up our planet, Chinese houses are amongst the most unusual and unique – and we have all the steps you need to bring your own adorable Chinese house to life!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black fineliner, and add two sets of curved lines to the center of your page, coming up to a point at the top. Add a small circle to the top of this, and then a curved point to the top of this for the top of the roof.


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Connect the two sides with a curved line at the bottom.


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Bring a line down from the bottom corners, and add a circle to the end of each. Then, divide each circle into three with curved lines.


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Add another curved line above the one at the bottom…


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And then add a series of vertical lines to the top triangle of the roof.


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Now, use a black pen and a ruler, and add a long, thin rectangle to the bottom of the curved lines…


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Use the same black fineliner and ruler to add four short, vertical lines to the bottom of each side of the rectangle.


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Connect these at the ends with two straight, horizontal lines…


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Bring two curved lines to the sides, taking this across, up, and then down to the sides.


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Use the black pen and ruler to add an octagon shape to the center of the main square.


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Add a curved line to the bottom of the shape…


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And then use a ruler to add two vertical lines inside this, creating a box at the bottom.


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Use the ruler to add vertical lines to the bottom section.


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Now, bring two lines down from the sides, and add a small circle to the bottom of each of these. Add curved lines inside each of these as before.


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Add a long, thin rectangle to the bottom, and then another, slightly larger rectangle below this.


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Divide this bottom shape into two smaller rectangles, with a square at each corner.


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Bring another two “arms” out to the sides…


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And then join these at the bottom with two more curved lines.


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Fill this bottom section in with vertical lines, just as you did before.


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Add the hanging ornaments to the ends…


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And then bring two lines down at the sides, joining these at the bottom with a horizontal line.


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Add another line to the sides of the vertical ones, and then add two close parallel lines inside each of these.


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Now, add an angled line to either end of the horizontal line. Bring another, slightly angled, line down from the bottom of these, and connect them at the bottom with a straight line.


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Add two more lines above the bottom one, and two vertical lines in the center of this shape.


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Now, add a small, thin rectangle below the top of this section, and add a small octagon shape to either side of this.


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From the rectangle at the bottom, bring a line up on either side and then angle the lines in, connecting them at the top with a horizontal line.


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Add angled lines to either side, taking these up, across, and down for the edges of the doorway.


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Now, add small, angled shapes, almost like the letter “A” with straight edges, to either side of the building. Add an oval shape and a line to the top of each, and then divide these into smaller sections with straight lines.


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Grab a brown pen, and shade the edges of the roof on each level.


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Use a red pen for the outside of the door, the edges of the bottom story, and the frame of the second story, as well as the hanging ornaments.


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Use a black pencil to shade the doorway and the octagon-shaped windows, and use a lighter black pencil to gently shade the bottom, and alternate sections of the steps.


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Use a black pen for the remaining sections at the bottom…


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And then a bright yellow for the main roof.


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Finally, grab a brown pencil and shade the rest of the walls of your house.


And voila – a super cute, colorful Chinese house. There is plenty to discover about this fascinating culture – so why not hit the books and take a closer look?

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