Valentine’s Day is one of the most love-filled days of the year. The day is a celebration of love and romance, and many people will exchange cards and gifts with the one they fancy or go on romantic dates.
The mascot of this day is the cherub Cupid. This winged baby will fly around shooting heart arrows to help aid two wayward people to find each other.
Learning how to draw Cupid is a great way to celebrate this romantic day of the year!
If you would like to feel the magic of Valentine’s Day no matter what the time of year is, then this is the guide for you.
So sit back, relax and enjoy this step by step guide on how to draw Cupid that we have prepared for you!
How to Draw Cupid – Let’s Get Started!
In this guide on how to draw Cupid, we will be portraying a pretty classic representation of Cupid.
That means that he will be styled to look like a curly-haired baby, and the hair is what we will start with in this first step.
First, using the reference image you can use some curved lines for the outline of Cupid’s face.
Once the face outline is drawn, we shall next add some facial features such as the eyes, nose and mouth to create his calm facial expression.
His hair will be quite wavy and curly, and you can draw it using some flowy lines coming from his head to make the outline and details.
Finally for this step, you can use some rounded lies for his raised arm clutching the string of his bow and you can use a straight line for the string.
Step 2 – Draw the wings and more of the body for Cupid
Cupid wouldn’t get very far without his trusty wings, so we shall add some to your Cupid drawing in this next part.
Use some curved lines to create the outlines for the wings as they appear in our reference image, and then you can add lots of smaller curved lines to the interior for some feather details.
The wing on the left will be a bit less detailed, but we will add some later on. Then, finish off this step by drawing his second arm extended out and some curved lines for his chest.
Step 3 – Next, draw his legs and bow
Now it’s time to draw Cupid’s signature accessory in this step of our guide on how to draw Cupid.
That means that we will be creating his signature bow, and you can create this using some curved lines to make some thin shapes for the body of the bow in the lower hand.
You can also draw the thin arrow on the bow and being held by the hand on the right-hand side of the image.
Finally, we will be drawing his legs beneath him. These will be drawn with some rounded lines and will be quite short and chubby to make them look like baby legs.
Step 4 – Now, draw the tunic he is wearing with some more details
We will be adding to your Cupid drawing by adding his flowing cloth tunic behind him. This tunic will be drawn with a lot of curved and rounded lines with plenty of details on it to make it look more like flowy fabric.
It will extend down from the base of his wing and down to his back. It will be positioned in such a way as it will look like it is connecting to the fabric extending out on the left-hand side.
Once you have drawn all of this fabric, we will then add a slightly wavy line across his chest for the strap that his quiver of arrows would be connected to.
Step 5 – Add some final details to your Cupid drawing
Before you start to color in your wonderful picture, we have just a few final touches to add in this fifth step of our guide on how to draw Cupid.
First, draw another curvy line running parallel to the line you drew across his chest to finish off the strap there.
Then you can draw some more shapes to his back to add more to the fabric of his tunic. To finish off, we will add some small curved lines to his wing on the right for some more detail.
Before you move on to the final step, what else can you think of to add to this image? Perhaps you could draw a background or incorporate Cupid into a Valentine’s card for a special someone.
What else can you think of to add to this image?
Step 6 – Finish off your Cupid drawing with some color
For the example image we provided for this Cupid drawing, we went with some more muted colors to create a subtle, classic image.
We used some muted blues and greys for his wings while using some pinks for his skin and light browns for his hair.
If you would like a similarly muted look for the colors in your own picture, then you could use some watercolors, colored pencils or similarly subtle mediums.
This is just one approach to go for, however, so you could make the colors bright and striking as well! What colors and mediums do you think would suit Cupid best?
5 Tips To Make Your Cupid Drawing Even Better!
Feel the love as we make your Cupid sketch even better with these 5 ideas!
Cupid is associated with love and Valentine’s Day, and you could show this in your drawing of Cupid. One of the best ways to do this would be to add some hearts.
These could be drawn around Cupid in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and you could also use some amazing colors for them.
Adding some hearts will definitely add a lovely feeling to the picture, so add as many as you like!
The version of Cupid that we drew here is drawn in quite a detailed style, and this looks great! If you want to change things up a bit, then you could draw him in a different style.
For example, maybe he could be drawn in a cartoony style for a more lighthearted feel. What art styles would you like to try out?
Once you are happy with how Cupid looks, you could show him doing his job by adding some more characters! These could be based on real people you know, or they could be general characters.
Showing a couple about to be struck by Cupid’s arrow would be a great way to add some romance to your Cupid drawing!
Whether you added additional characters or not, it would be awesome to add a background to your picture. If you were to do this, it would be perfect to choose a location that you find really romantic.
Maybe try to think of the perfect date location and then adapt it into a background for your picture. Where would you choose to set this scene?
Finally, once your Cupid sketch is all done, you could turn it into a lovely gift by turning it into a card. This could be done by drawing the picture on some cardboard.
Then, fold it over so that the drawing is on the front of the card. You could then finish off with a loving message on the inside to show someone you care!
Your Cupid Drawing is Complete!
We hope that you had a lovely time working on this guide on how to draw Cupid alongside us!
There were a lot of smaller details to create a wonderfully classic image, and we aimed to make it so that these details would be easy to tackle as we broke it down into smaller steps.
Now that you have finished this picture, there are some ways that you can further make it your own.
We mentioned a few ideas such as drawing a background, creating a card or using some unique colors and mediums, but what else can you think of to add?
If you loved this drawing guide, you’re in luck! Our website is filled with various drawing guides to enjoy, and if that wasn’t enough then we have more on the way soon.
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