Let’s draw a simple park bench step by step. Tools needed: paper, black pen, ruler, green pencil, light green pencil, yellow pencil and a yellow-orange pencil.
Without further ado, let’s explore everything you need to know to create your very own park bench drawing.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
To get started, you will need a blank sheet of paper, a black pen and a ruler. Begin by using your tools to draw a straight line, at around a 45 degree angle, starting on the left hand side of your page.
Next, use your ruler to draw another, parallel line, just beneath the first.
Use the ruler to connect the ends of these two lines together, leaving you with a long, thin rectangle shape.
Next, use your ruler to draw another parallel line between the two you have already created, leaving a little more space between this third line and the second one. Use your ruler to connect the corners together, giving you a long, thin 3D rectangular prism.
Next, use your ruler to carefully replicate this rectangular prism, creating another identical shape just below the first.
With a ruler, draw a straight line beneath the second rectangular prism, with a second line parallel to this – just as you did at the beginning. Join the ends of these two lines together on both sides, and add a small rectangle to the left hand end.
Add a short vertical line to the right hand end of the line, and then use the ruler to connect the bottom together with a straight line, creating another rectangular prism. For the next step, replicate the shape again, this time just in front of the shape you have just drawn. You can now see the basic shape of your bench beginning to form, with two rectangular prisms forming the back, and two forming the seat. These are the planks which make up the structure of your bench.
Now use your ruler to add lines between the two planks at the back . There should be a group of three short, vertical lines on either side, connecting the shapes at the back of your bench.
Now, add small circles to either end of each plank, to represent the screws which hold the bench together.
With the ruler, add two small rectangles to the bottom plank.
Take your ruler and add straight, short parallel lines heading down diagonally from the corners of the rectangles you just created.
Join both lines together with a straight line at the bottom.
Now, draw lines down from the corners of the line you just created, to create two rectangular shapes on either side of the bench.
Now to draw the stand for your bench. Begin by using your ruler to draw a long, straight heading down from the back slat of the seat. At the bottom of the line, move your pen across slightly, before heading straight up, leaving a slight gap between the bottom of the slats and the top of the line. Next, move the line horizontally across, before moving back down straight, and across to connect with the rectangle you created at the front of the bench. When complete, you should have a shape which resembles an “n”. Repeat this on the other side to create the second set of legs.
Now it is time to add some detailing by adding short lines to the planks of the bench; this represents the grain of the wood.
Now grab a green pencil, and add some color to the front of the back slats, and the edge of the bottom slats.
Switch to a light green pencil, and fill in the remainder of the slats with this shade.
Use a yellow pencil to add color to the small circles on the bench…
Before using a yellow-orange pencil to fill in the legs and stand of the bench.
And just like that, you have created your very own park bench, just waiting to take its place inside the ultimate pastoral park scene, or to serve as a meeting point for some very important characters – the choice is yours!
Interesting Facts About Park Benches
At the grave of actor Leslie Nielsen sits a tombstone with a park bench, and this is engraved with his words: “Sit down whenever you can”. Overall, we would agree that this is pretty great life advice; it is always a good idea to kick back, relax and take a moment to smell the roses.
If you are in Littlehampton, you can do this on the longest park bench in the UK – comprised of an impressive 9000 colored slats, this example comes in at a record-breaking 324 meters in length – more than enough time for you to collect your thoughts. With fresh air, a comfortable seat – to be most comfortable, a bench needs a 95-105 degree angle between seat and back – and the rest of the day to enjoy, a park bench can be transformed for a convenient resting spot into a chance to breathe, reflect and relax.