How to Draw the Solar System

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!


Tutorial Video


Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a gray pencil, and draw a curved line on the left of your page.


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Add a jagged, curved line to the right of this, creating the Sun.


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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.


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Use a pencil and drawing compass to draw a circle to the right of the sun.


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Add another, smaller ring inside this one, and then add three more circles to the right, decreasing these in size as they go.


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Now, add two smaller circles to the left of the original one, and a smaller circle on either side of these.


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Now, use the compass and pencil to add rings to the sixth and seventh circles in the row…


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And use a black pencil to shade the space around these, filling in the background.


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Use a yellow pen for the left section of the sun…


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And then an orange pencil for the section beside this.


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Grab a brown pen, and gently shade the first two circles, adding a line to the center of the second one.


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Use a green pen to add a jagged shape to the center of the third shape…


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And use a blue pen to surround this, creating the lands and seas of Earth.


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Use a brown pen to shade the main section of the next planet, leaving a gap in the top right…


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Use a yellow pen to shade the gap you left.


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Grab a brown pen and a ruler, and add stripes to the next planet…


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And use the brown pen to shade alternate sections.


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Now, use a blue pen to shade the remaining stripes.


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Use a brown pen to add a small mark to the bottom right of this.


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Use the same brown pen to shade the inner rings of the next planet…


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And use a black pen for the space around this.


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Now, use an eraser to remove the pencil marks from this planet…


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And use a yellow pen to add a stripe to the center.


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Fill in the tops and bottoms with a blue pen.


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Use an orange at the top and bottom of the yellow stripe…


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Use a blue pen for the top half of the next planet, and a gray pen for the bottom half.


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Now, use a gray pen for the left half of the final planet, and a dark blue for the right half.


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Add a ring around the second-to-last planet with white watercolor.


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Use the white watercolor to add smalls dots in the background.


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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!

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