How to Draw the Sun

No matter the time of year, there is one thing that is guaranteed to put us all in a good mood – the sunshine! To help you stay cheerful no matter the weather outside, let’s learn to draw our very own sun in just a few short, simple steps.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a pencil and drawing compass…


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And add a circle to the center of your page.


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Add another circle just outside the one you have already drawn.


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Then, add another circle just outside this one, forming a ring.


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Add another, larger circle to the outside.


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Then, add an outer ring outside these…


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And make a series of small marks around the edge of the very outer circle.


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Join these marks with small curved lines to form a jagged edge for your sun.


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Now, add another set of small points inside the larger ones.


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Add two curves to the inside of the sun for eyes, and then add another curve below for a smile.


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Add small marks to the top of the eyes for brows, and then small circles on the cheeks.


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Grab a black fineliner, and go over all the outlines on your sun.


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Use an eraser to remove any pencil marks…


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And touch up the lines as needed.


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Now, use a bright yellow for the central section of the sun.


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Use an orange pen for the next section, and the spots on the cheeks…


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And then a dark orange pen for the outer section of the sun.


And there we have it – a happy, smiling sunshine that is guaranteed to cheer you up on a gray and gloomy day!

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