Whether you are craving a cappuccino, in the mood for hot chocolate, or simply need an espresso to go, the humble coffee shop is an important spot for many of us. What better way to honor the role that these establishments play in our lives than by bringing one to life through art? Let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a ruler and a pencil, and drawing two straight, horizontal lines, around an inch apart, at the top of your page. Connect these at the ends with slanted lines, and add small marks all around the top of the lines, around one centimeter apart.
Use the ruler to draw a series of angled, parallel lines all across the shape, and add two sets of lines close together in the center.
Now, use your pencil to add a series of dots all across the bottom of this shape.
Use the ruler and pencil to connect these to the bottom of the shape with angled lines, creating a series of points along the bottom – do you see your roof starting to take shape?
Next, bring two straight, vertical lines down on either side…
And add another small square shape to the bottom left. Extend the lines at the bottom down a little, and then add a triangle to left, and extend the lines at the bottom of these – this will be a chalkboard advertising your coffee shop.
Now, add two straight, parallel horizontal lines across the bottom
Add a square shape to the bottom right, but leave a gap in the bottom left corner of this.
Bring two parallel, vertical lines up on the left of this, and connect these at the bottom with a long, thin horizontal rectangle. Add another, slightly wider, rectangle below the first.
Make the line on the right ever so slightly longer than that on the left…
Connect the lines at the top with a horizontal line.
Now, add a table to the center with a long, thin rectangle at the top for the tabletop, two parallel, vertical lines below this, and a stand at the bottom.
Next, create two chairs – use the pencil and ruler to draw angled “square” shapes on either side of the table, and then add a diagonal line to the top of each. Add a horizontal line across the table and chairs, leaving a gap for each item.
Now, add two parallel, horizontal lines just below the awning of the roof – the bottom line should be slightly longer than the top one. Connect these with angled lines that extend out of the bottom slightly.
Add a series of short, vertical lines all across this…
And then add a series of dots below that.
Once again, connect the dots to the shape above with diagonal lines to create a row of points.
Bring two vertical lines down on the sides, and connect these with a horizontal line at the bottom to form a window.
Add two curved lines on the inside of each side of the window for curtains, with a small half circle shape in the center…
And then add a plant pot to the bottom right with a long, thin rectangle at the top, two angled lines reaching down, and a line at the bottom to connect the two sides.
Add a small “n” shape to the top of this for the plant…
And then draw a second plant pot behind the first, and add a taller plant poking from the top of this.
Now, add another pot and plant to the left of the chalkboard.
Add two long, thin shapes to the top of the roof, one on each side.
Next, use the ruler to add a long, thin rectangle in between these, and add a second, smaller rectangle to the top of this.
Bring two lines up on each of the long, thin shapes at the ends. Add curved lines inside these, and connect them at the top on both sides. Add a small circle to the left and the right respectively, creating two teacups.
Now, add another, larger rectangle all around the rectangles in the middle.
Remove the parallel lines on the roof…
And then use a brown pen to shade alternate sections of the awning.
Fill in the rest of the awning with a red or orange pen, and then use this shade for the board, the leg of the table, the outside of the door, the ties of the curtains, and the teacups on the roof.
Use the same red pen to write “COFFEE” across the rectangle on the roof.
Grab a blue pen, and use this to shade the bottom of the awning on the roof, and the saucers of the teacups.
Use a brown pen for the chairs in the center…
And then add cushions to the top of these with a red pen.
Use the brown pen for the section to the left of the board…
And then use a gray pen for the steps at the bottom of the door.
Now, use an orange pen for the pots at either end.
Shade the tops of the pots with a yellow pen…
And add color to the other pot on the right using the gray pen.
Use the orange pen for the plants at the ends…
And then use a yellow pen for the remaining plant, the top of the table, and the top half of the wall.
Grab the blue pen, and use this to shade the bottom of the wall.
Now, use the gray pen for the strip at the bottom, and use the brown pen to add a stripe to the door.
Shade the bottom of the door with the light yellow pen, and then add a square in this color to the top.
Fill in the rest of the door with a blue pen…
And use the light yellow pen to draw a circle in the center of the window. Add a small design of two coffee beans with a darker shade, and then fill in the shape with the lighter yellow.
Use a blue pen to go over the lines of the curtains.
Fill in the space between the curtains with the blue, and add marks to the inside of the circle on the window.
Use a light blue color to shade the curtains.
Now, fill in the rectangle at the top with the light yellow.
Shade the long, thin shape above this with the brown pen…
And use an eraser to remove any remaining pencil marks.
And there we have it – your very own coffee shop just waiting for its first customers. Who knows what stories there are to tell – this is all up to your imagination!