How To Draw A House Easy

How to Draw a House Easy

Drawing a house is something that anyone, regardless of skill level, can do. It can be intimidating at first, but with a few easy steps, you can create a charming 3D rendition of a house in no time.
The key is to look for the big shapes that are a part of the house. That way, you can draw them in steady lines and proportions. From the outside walls to the roof to the doors or windows, focus on the negative space and draw what’s around them. Over time and practice, you’ll be able to sketch any type of house and make it look realistic.
Start by outlining the exterior in one bold line. Most houses have four walls, so it’s as easy as sketching a four-sided shape. Adding details such as windows, doors, and pillars add character and dimension. Make sure you draw the house bigger and slightly longer than the actual size- it will look more realistic and will better portray what a house should look like.
It’s important to suggest the different heights of the roof. The simplest way to do this is to draw in two rough triangles using a 45-degree angle, one on top of the other. Keep in mind that the angle of the roof may vary with one side of the roof being shorter or longer than the other.
Once you have the roof and walls handled, add in the details of the house. Start by adding a door, windows, and other features such as shutters and plants. You can even add a chimney or an overhang on the roof. Brings those details to life by adding shadows and textures.
Once the major details are done, the rest of the house will only take a few strokes. Start by adding a few trees, fences, and sheds in the background- these will give a better depth to the drawing. Then, use shading to show areas where the light is hitting the house and details such as trim around windows and roofs.

Making the House Look More Realistic and Inviting

The trick to making a house look more realistic is to add texture to it. You can do this by cross-hatching or using small lines and dots to provide contrast. This will help to define the contours and show where the light and shadows fall on the house.
Adding details such as a garden, landscaping, and accessories also helps make the house look more realistic and inviting. A few planters and bushes can brighten up the drawing, while strategically placed trees and shrubs will break up the outline of the house and make it look more natural.
If the drawing needs more of a lift, try drawing some light rays or sunburst. This draws the viewer’s eye to the drawing and can give a feeling of warmth and contentment when looking at the house.

How to Incorporate Perspective into Your Drawing

Perspective is a key element in any artwork. It gives a drawing depth and makes it look more realistic. Incorporating one-point perspective can give a house drawings a realistic sense of depth and make it look more inviting.
Start by drawing a horizon line. This can be done by first imagining yourself looking ahead, and then using a ruler to draw a straight line. That will be the farthest point away from the viewer the drawing can go.
Next, draw two lines that connect on the opposite side of the horizon line (these will be the vertical vanishing lines). These two lines can serve as guidelines when drawing the house since everything else will be in relation to those lines.
Finally, add different elements such as windows, doors, trees, bushes, and furniture. You’ll want to make sure that the items get smaller as they go further away from the viewer. This gives the house a sense of depth and makes it look like it’s really there.

Adding Color and texture to the Drawing

Colors are an important part of a drawing, they bring it to life and add personality. When choosing colors, use a color wheel to pick colors that complement each other and that look good together. Pick colors depending on the atmosphere you want to create, whether it be dramatic, warm and inviting, or neutral.
Textures can also add more realism to the drawing. You can do this by using cross-hatching and stippling to provide contrast. This will give the house an added sense of depth and make it look realistic.


Drawing a house doesn’t have to be intimidating. With a few easy steps and a little practice, anyone can create a 3D rendition that looks realistic. Start by creating the big shapes, then add in the details such as windows, doors, plants, and trees. Incorporate perspective and shading to give depth and texture, and then add colors and textures for the final touches. With this guide, you’ll be drawing stunning houses in no time.

Robert Ortiz is an artist who has been writing about art and design for over ten years. His writing focuses on the creative process of art, from the conceptual to the material, and highlights its importance in our daily lives. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has also attended other prestigious art schools like Savannah College of Art and Design. He has a passion for exploring the boundaries between fine art, design, commercial work, and technology. His work extends to social media campaigns, website development, magazine articles, video tutorials and more.

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