How to Draw a Christmas Wreath Step-by-Step Pictures
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To draw this Christmas Wreath, follow step-by-step drawings below. The new lines in each step are shown in red, and each step is explained in the text below the photo, so you'll know exactly what to draw in each step.
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start the Christmas wreath by first drawing a bow at the top of the page using simple shapes and curved lines. The knot of the bow is made up of a small, rectangular shape. The sides of the bow should be bigger and they should be made up of long, curved lines.
Step 2: Add two lines at the top of the bow to emphasize the ribbon folding over. On the sides of the knot, draw a couple of short lines for wrinkles on the ribbon. Coming out of the bottom of the knot, draw two thick, long, wavy shapes for the ends of the bow's ribbon.
Step 3: Below the bow, draw a circle for the inner edge of the Christmas wreath. Use wavy lines as you draw the circle to represent the leafy texture of the wreath. It's okay if the circle isn't perfect. Instead pay attention to the size. It should be about as big as the outer section of the bow.
Step 4: On top of the bow, draw an angled line for more of the ribbon that's holding the wreath together. Add a smaller line between the ends of the bow's ribbon. Under the circle for the wreath's inner edge, draw a thick shape for more of the ribbon. The shape should be similar to a curved rectangle. The taller you make this rectangle, the thicker the wreath will be.
Step 5: On the sides of the Christmas wreath's inner circle, draw two more shapes similar to the one in the previous step for more of the ribbon. Again, these shapes should be similar to curved rectangles. Make them as wide as the shape on the bottom but turn them sideways. Try to keep these shapes the same with, otherwise the shape of the wreath will be irregular.
Step 6: Draw a curved line that connects the pieces of the ribbon together to create the outer edge of the Christmas wreath. Just like before, use small, wavy lines to make up the curved lines of the outer edge. This emphasizes the leaf texture. Don't overlap the bow as you draw the line at the top. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. When you get the shape right, darken the lines.
Step 7: Decorate your Christmas wreath! Add circles of different sizes to represent ornaments. At the top of each ornament, draw tiny square-like line for the ornaments' tops. You can add as many ornaments as you want.
Step 8: Draw a series of tiny circles throughout the Christmas wreath for decorative holly berries. Draw the berries in clusters. Don't draw them too big. You can draw as many berries as you want. You can also decorate your wreath with other things such as small bells or lights.
Step 9: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink your drawing to avoid any accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing of a Christmas wreath.
Final Step: Color your Christmas wreath drawing using colored pencils, markers or crayons! Use green for the main part of the wreath. Use red for the ribbon and the berries. If you want, you can add yellow to the edges of the ribbon for extra detail. Color the ornaments any way you want! These ornaments have stripes, spots and squiggly lines but you can decorate and color yours differently if you want. That's it! You know how a finished drawing of a wreath for Christmas.
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