How to Draw a Melting Candle

Before the convenience and power of electric lighting, humankind lived by the light of candles, and they remain a part of our lives today. From creating a romantic setting to offering relaxation, let’s take a chance to kick back, relax, and learn to draw your very own melting candle.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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How to draw a melting candle step 1

Start by taking a black pen, and drawing a large “comma” shape in the center of your page.


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How to draw a melting candle step 2

Add a longer, horizontal curve across the bottom of this initial line, with the ends curving down, and another, slightly shorter, line below this, with the ends pointing upwards.


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How to draw a melting candle step 3

Next, add a wavy line below this bottom curve, and follow the line round to meet the curved line at the top – this is the top of your candle.


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How to draw a melting candle step 4

Bring two wavy, parallel lines down from the bottom of this, heading towards the bottom of your page.


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How to draw a melting candle step 5

Add another set of shorter lines to the bottom of this, slightly on the outside of the previous lines.


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How to draw a melting candle step 6

Now, add a large circular shape to the bottom, and fill this in with the black pen.


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Add another, larger shape around the first, enclosing the solid shape.


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How to draw a melting candle step 8

Use the black pen to add a series of short lines and marks around this bottom ring you have created.


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How to draw a melting candle step 9

Now, use the black pen to add two curved semicircles halfway up the body of the candle, and add a series of marks around the bottom – these are the eyes and eyelashes.


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How to draw a melting candle step 10

Add a tall “U” shape below these, in the center of the shape…


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How to draw a melting candle step 11

And use a pink pen to add small circles beneath the eyes.


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How to draw a melting candle step 12

Take a red pen, and add a small flame to the top of the wick…


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How to draw a melting candle step 13

Before using an orange pen to go around the outside of this.


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Add a third layer using a yellow pen to really bring your flame to life.


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Use a pale orange crayon or pencil to fill in the main body of the candle with a light shade.


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Next, use a yellow-green pen to add some color to the top of the ring at the bottom.


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Grab a green pencil, and use this to add a little more color to the bottom to complete your drawing.


And there we have it – a sleepy candle, on the verge of melting back into wax. Hopefully, you are feeling much calmer, soothed, and more relaxed!

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