The Solar System is home to some incredible planets – including our own Earth. Let’s take some time to celebrate the wonders of the Solar System through the power of art – let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a gray pencil, and draw a curved line on the left of your page.
Add a jagged, curved line to the right of this, creating the Sun.
Now, use a pencil and a ruler to draw a horizontal line across your page, around halfway up, and then add small dots all along the length of this.
Use a pencil and drawing compass to draw a circle to the right of the sun.
Add another, smaller ring inside this one, and then add three more circles to the right, decreasing these in size as they go.
Now, add two smaller circles to the left of the original one, and a smaller circle on either side of these.
Now, use the compass and pencil to add rings to the sixth and seventh circles in the row…
And use a black pencil to shade the space around these, filling in the background.
Use a yellow pen for the left section of the sun…
And then an orange pencil for the section beside this.
Grab a brown pen, and gently shade the first two circles, adding a line to the center of the second one.
Use a green pen to add a jagged shape to the center of the third shape…
And use a blue pen to surround this, creating the lands and seas of Earth.
Use a brown pen to shade the main section of the next planet, leaving a gap in the top right…
Use a yellow pen to shade the gap you left.
Grab a brown pen and a ruler, and add stripes to the next planet…
And use the brown pen to shade alternate sections.
Now, use a blue pen to shade the remaining stripes.
Use a brown pen to add a small mark to the bottom right of this.
Use the same brown pen to shade the inner rings of the next planet…
And use a black pen for the space around this.
Now, use an eraser to remove the pencil marks from this planet…
And use a yellow pen to add a stripe to the center.
Fill in the tops and bottoms with a blue pen.
Use an orange at the top and bottom of the yellow stripe…
Use a blue pen for the top half of the next planet, and a gray pen for the bottom half.
Now, use a gray pen for the left half of the final planet, and a dark blue for the right half.
Add a ring around the second-to-last planet with white watercolor.
Use the white watercolor to add smalls dots in the background.
Now, use a white pen to add labels to each of the planets in order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
And voila – a celebration of your wonderful Solar System – but there is plenty more to learn!