How to Draw a Jar of Pennies

When it comes to saving cash, we all know that every little helps – and that can include saving your spare change, hiding it away in a jam jar for a rainy day! In just a few short steps, we will bring this memorable image to life – let’s get started.


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Start by taking a black pen, and drawing a long, thin oval shape at the top of your page.


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Just below this, add a long, thin shape – almost like a stretched or flattened crescent moon.


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Join these two shapes together with short vertical lines at either end.


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Then, bring two curved lines down from either side, curving out and down towards the bottom of the page. Join these at the bottom with a curved horizontal line.


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Grab a black fineliner pen, and draw a wide oval shape in the center of the jar…


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Then add another line around this, creating a “ring”.


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Add another line between the top and bottom lines, at the top of the ring…


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And then add a vertical wiggly line down the center of this section.


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Continue the line up on the other side to create a small dollar sign shape…


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And complete the dollar sign by adding a vertical stem.


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Bring two short, vertical lines down from the sides of the oval…


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And connect these at the bottom with a curve to create your penny.


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Next, add another ring below this one, slightly to the right.


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Add the bottom of a dollar sign poking out from underneath the top penny…


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And then add the lines to the sides and bottom to complete the penny.


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Repeat this with another example underneath, starting with the ring at the top and the right-hand line…


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Before bringing a line across the bottom and up on the left.


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Add the bottom of a dollar sign peeking out of the bottom.


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Now, grab an orange pen, and use this to add color to the tops of each of the pennies.


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Take an orange pen and a ruler, and draw a series of straight, vertical lines down the sides of each of the pennies.


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Grab a yellow pencil, and fill in the sides and top ring of each penny…


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And then use a pale orange pencil or pale orange crayon to lightly shade in the background.


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Use a gray pencil to add a faint vertical line running down the side of the lid, and then following the curve of the jar.


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Shade in everything to the right of this with the gray.


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Then add the same gray shade to the lid…


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And add a shadow underneath the stack of pennies.


And voila! Your very own penny jar, just waiting to be filled and spent on plenty of delicious treats!

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