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!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
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.
Connect the two sides with a curved line at the bottom.
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.
Add another curved line above the one at the bottom…
And then add a series of vertical lines to the top triangle of the roof.
Now, use a black pen and a ruler, and add a long, thin rectangle to the bottom of the curved lines…
Use the same black fineliner and ruler to add four short, vertical lines to the bottom of each side of the rectangle.
Connect these at the ends with two straight, horizontal lines…
Bring two curved lines to the sides, taking this across, up, and then down to the sides.
Use the black pen and ruler to add an octagon shape to the center of the main square.
Add a curved line to the bottom of the shape…
And then use a ruler to add two vertical lines inside this, creating a box at the bottom.
Use the ruler to add vertical lines to the bottom section.
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.
Add a long, thin rectangle to the bottom, and then another, slightly larger rectangle below this.
Divide this bottom shape into two smaller rectangles, with a square at each corner.
Bring another two “arms” out to the sides…
And then join these at the bottom with two more curved lines.
Fill this bottom section in with vertical lines, just as you did before.
Add the hanging ornaments to the ends…
And then bring two lines down at the sides, joining these at the bottom with a horizontal line.
Add another line to the sides of the vertical ones, and then add two close parallel lines inside each of these.
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.
Add two more lines above the bottom one, and two vertical lines in the center of this shape.
Now, add a small, thin rectangle below the top of this section, and add a small octagon shape to either side of this.
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.
Add angled lines to either side, taking these up, across, and down for the edges of the doorway.
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.
Grab a brown pen, and shade the edges of the roof on each level.
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.
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.
Use a black pen for the remaining sections at the bottom…
And then a bright yellow for the main roof.
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?