The heart is internationally recognized as a symbol of love and affection. Even though emotions are processed in the brain, many cultures believed that emotions like love came from the heart.
While the heart can symbolize love, it can also be altered to symbolize a broken heart.
While no one wants a broken heart, it can be useful to learn how to draw a broken heart, as this symbol can be used in cards to show sympathy or to express oneself in a diary, to name a few.
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a broken heart will make sure you can learn to draw one easily!
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- How to Draw A Broken Heart – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Draw some more of the side of the heart
- Step 3 – Next, draw the right-hand side of the heart
- Step 4 – Now, draw the broken edges of the heart
- Step 5 – Finish off with the other inner broken edge of the broken heart
- Step 6 – Finish off your broken heart drawing with some color
- Your Broken Heart Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Broken Heart – Let’s Get Started!
For this guide on how to draw a broken heart, we shall be drawing both sides of the heart while having it connected at the bottom of the heart.
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For this first step, we shall be starting simply by drawing a curved line that will form the top left-hand side of the broken heart.
Once you have that curved line looking like it does in the reference picture, you’re ready for the next step.
Step 2 – Draw some more of the side of the heart
We shall continue drawing the left-hand side of the heart for this part of your broken heart drawing.
Using the curved line from the previous step, carefully keep extending that line downward at an angle. For this part, you should be drawing it as if you would be drawing a full, unbroken heart.
Step 3 – Next, draw the right-hand side of the heart
Now that you have drawn one half of the broken heart drawing, you can repeat everything you did in the previous two steps.
The right-hand half of the heart will look almost identical to the left-hand side, however the top will extend slightly below the left-hand side.
If you have it looking like the reference picture, then there should be a small gap between the ends of the lines.
We shall be using this gap to form the hole in the two pieces of the heart in the next few steps.
Step 4 – Now, draw the broken edges of the heart
For this step of your broken heart drawing, you can add some straight lines going down into the heart.
This line should stop near the bottom of the heart, but shouldn’t quite touch the bottom. We will be drawing the other broken side of the heart in the next few steps, so let’s move on!
Step 5 – Finish off with the other inner broken edge of the broken heart
We will be finishing off the drawing portion of our guide on how to draw a broken heart in this step!
Once we do these last details, we can move on to the coloring stage. Before you do, you can draw the other broken edges of the heart.
Drawing down from the top of the right-hand inner side of the heart, draw some more straight, jagged lines running parallel to the inner ones.
Then, that line will connect to the bottom of the previous one
Once you have that done, your broken heart drawing is complete and ready for the final step! Before you move on, however, you can take this opportunity to add some final details.
There are a lot of ideas that you could use to really personalize this drawing. You could draw some textures onto the heart to make it look like it’s made of something like cracking porcelain.
You could also add some text underneath the heart, or maybe even draw some shapes into the background. How do you think you will finish off this drawing before you start to color it in?
Step 6 – Finish off your broken heart drawing with some color
That brings us to the final step of your broken heart drawing! This is the step where you get to take over and show how creative you can be with your amazing colors!
As you can see in our reference image, we went with some shades of red for our drawing, but this is just one of many color schemes you could choose!
Red would seem like the first choice for such a drawing, and while it would look great if you used some beautiful shades of red there are many other options you could choose from!
One example would be to use some shades of blue, as a broken heart is a sad thing and blue would fit that sadness perfectly.
Maybe you could use one color on one side and a different one on the other. If you added any elements to the picture such as more shapes or text, you can color those in as well!
Once you know what colors you would like, you can choose which art mediums you will use.
If I were coloring this picture in, I would use some nice watercolor paints for a softer look to this more somber image.
You could also use some colored pencils or crayons for a similar effect.
It would also look amazing with brighter mediums such as acrylic paints, colored pens or markers, so you should use whichever mediums you love!
Your Broken Heart Drawing is Complete!
We hope that you had an amazing time working through this guide on how to draw a broken heart!
While having a broken heart is no fun, we hope that learning to draw one was fun and easy for you to do.
Learning a new drawing is always much easier when you have a step-by-step guide to follow!
Now that you have mastered this drawing, it will be interesting to see how you put your own spin on it!
You could use some extra shapes or background images or incorporate some text. Maybe you could even draw this image on a card for someone suffering from heartbreak!
Then you can finish it off with some amazing colors and art techniques.
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