How to Draw a Person Holding an Umbrella

All too often, we criticize the rain for spoiling our fun, for darkening the sky, and for putting us in a bad mood. The truth is, however, that the rain can actually be a lot of fun – all you need to do is learn how to dance in it! Let’s bring this amazing scene to life with a person holding an umbrella and enjoying the rain – let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved shape in the top left-hand corner of your page. This should be almost circular, but with a point at the bottom.


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Add a small half-circle smile to the bottom of this face, and then two curved eyes above this. Add short makes to the top for lashes.


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Add a zig-zag line to the top of the face for the hair…


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And then bring down two curved, parallel lines at the bottom. Add a point, and then a short line to the bottom left of this.


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Add a curved line just below the face, and then a small heart shape beneath this to create a necklace. Then, bring a line down on the right.


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Flick this line out at the end towards the right, and follow this with another line on the left, this time flicking out to the opposite direction.


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At each of the flicks, make a point and bring a wavy line up.


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Add two “V” shaped lines above this on the right side, and join these at the end for the arm.


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Add another arm to the left side, this time keeping it a little straighter. Bring a line up from the top of this arm, curving around the left side of the face.


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Continue this curved line up and around the head to meet the arm on the right.


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Connect the shapes at the side with a line in the center, and then add another two lines to the sides, joining these at the bottom for the skirt.


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Bring two lines down from the bottom of the skirt, and flick these across in opposite directions.


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Add another line inside the right one, and add a boot to the end of this.


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Repeat this on the left for the second foot…


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And then add a hand to the right arm, clenching this into a fist.


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Add another hand, this time outstretched, to the left sleeve.


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Now, bring two parallel lines up from the top of the right hand. Continue them below the hand, and then curve them across to the right and join them for the end of the umbrella.


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Add a bumpy line to the top of the handle, and then a large half circle for the outline of the umbrella.


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Add curved lines down the top of the umbrella, coming from a point in the center at the top…


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And then add two small, bumpy shapes to the top and side of the umbrella.


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Add small raindrops all around the umbrella and the person…


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And then use a yellow pen to shade the boots and the raincoat.


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Use a brown pen for the handle of the umbrella, as well as the hair below the hood.


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Grab a red pen, and use this to shade the mouth…


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And then use a pink pen for the top, and two stripes of the umbrella.


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Use a blue pen for the remaining stripes on the umbrella, the skirt, and a puddle of water at the bottom.


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Grab a blue pencil, and shade the water droplets.


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Now, grab a light orange pencil and shade the body and face of your girl.


And just like that, you have transformed the rain from an enemy into a friend – and is there any better feeling than letting yourself dance in the rain?

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