In this video tutorial, the team from will demonstrate how to draw the cube. In this video tutorial, you’ll also learn the art of drawing perspectives as well as straight lines.


In order to accurately and precisely draw the cube, it’s important to be able to visualize and comprehend its size. In other words, when drawing this figure it is important to understand the angle at which the sides of the cube are situated and the way they are diminished in perspective.

In reality, there are numerous ways to draw a 3D cube. In this article, we’ll present one of them. In the coming days, we will demonstrate another method of drawing this geometric shape.


Step 1

Therefore, first sketch the edges that are at the bottom on the sides of the cube. To avoid making an error with the angles, employ the sighting method as we spoke about in our article about linear perspective. Use very thin lines and do not use an instrument like a ruler.




Step 2

Next, using very thin lines, draw two more sides of the cube which aren’t apparent to us. The lines are drawn so that we don’t stray from the proportions or fidelity of the angles depicted in the image. Keep in mind that according to the principles in linear perspectives, receding lines should be more distant from one another.


Step 3

Utilizing the four vertical straight lines draw the edge of your cube. Keep in mind that, as per the guidelines for the aerial view the lines close to us will be darker and have more contrast than lines that are further away.


Step 4

Then, using the four lines straight, draw the top and bottom edges on the cube. It is important to note that the top side should be a little flatter than the bottom. Keep in mind that the receding lines should be closer together and diminish in the contrast. This makes the cube’s appearance to be more detailed and real.


Step 5

This is the perfect moment to give the drawing an improved look. To achieve this, remove any unneeded construction lines and provide the lines with a clean and accurate appearance. Don’t forget to fix any mistakes in the lines and perspectives since, in the near future, they will become harder to correct.


Step 6

Now is the time to begin adding volume to the cube drawing to make it really three-dimensional. For this, you need to begin applying shadows, like the one shown by the artists at We explained in detail the process of drawing shadows within our article on shadows and light.


Step 7

Continue adding hatching layers, while darkening the area where it is required. Enhance the contrast between the points of shadow and light, and at the places close to us. We used enough schematics to make it most visible and noticeable, but you can improve it more precisely and smoother.


Step 8

This is the final stage of the instructional on how to draw an arc or cube. You will have to take a look at your drawing and identify all the mistakes and make them right as much as you can. Complete all the necessary final adjustments and the cube drawing is completed!


This article will prove helpful not just to those looking to learn how to draw a cube, but also to help you learn how to properly comprehend perspective and make cubes. Remember that all the complex objects around us are built on geometric shapes that are simple and one of them is the cube. When you learn to accurately depict this simple geometric form and increase your skills as an artist.

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