How to Draw the Human Brain and Label Its Parts

The human brain is a true wonder – more powerful than any computer, and smarter than any machine. In just a few short steps, we will learn how to draw a human brain, and learn about the parts that help it to work its magic – let’s get started!


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Grab a black pen, and draw a curved “n” shape, angled at around 45 degrees, in the center of your page. Add a “flick” to the bottom left.


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Now, add a loop to the bottom right stem, and bring the line up and across to the left.


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Now, add a wavy, wiggly section to the bottom left of the shape, and a curved point to the top of the line you just created on the left.


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Bring a curved line across on the left, and take this up towards the top left-hand corner of the page. Add a jagged line emerging to the right, and add a fork to the end of this line.


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Continue the original curve across, up, and then towards the right of the page. Add a few marks to the right of this, including a few forks.


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Now, extend the curved line down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page, and then flick another short line up towards the top left-hand corner.


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Now, add a wavy line at the end of this…


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And add a series of small marks inside this section.


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Add a large curved line above this, heading towards the left and down towards the bottom of the page.


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Add more marks in this top section…


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And then add three forked shapes to the section below this.


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Now, add a curved line to the bottom left of the shape, and take this to the right and down towards the bottom of the page.


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Take this line to a pint, and then bring it up and across, add another point on the right, and up towards the top with a slightly jagged line.


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Now, add a curved line to the left of this, and take this up, add a “C” shape, and then hook it to the shape on the left.


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Return to the line on the right, in the second section, Add a bumpy vertical line to the end of this, and then bring a line across, down, and flicked down to the bottom right.


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Add a reversed “C” shape to the right of this, making the line slightly jagged.


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Add a flick to the top of the “C”, and then add another line to the bottom curve of the “C”.


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Add a series of small marks in this outer section that you have just created.


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Next, add small, wavy marks in the section above this.


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Grab a yellow pen, and shade the top section of the brain, as well as the area at the back.


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Use a pink pen for the section below this…


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And shade the space in the middle with a red pen, heading down the spike at the bottom.


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Shade the area to the left of this with a purple pen…


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Grab a black fineliner pen and a ruler, and draw a series of lines around the edge of the brain.


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Now, use the black pen to add labels to the lines. Write “Human Brain – Side View” for the title. Then label the parts, first on the left side, from top to bottom: Cerebrum, Hypothalamus, Pituitary Gland, Pons, Medulla.

Then on the right side, from top to bottom: Corpus Callosum, Ventricles, Thalamus, Midbrain, Cerebellum, Brain Stem.


Now, you have used your brain to learn about your brain – and that is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the capabilities of this amazing organ!

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