The heart is one of the most important organs in the body, and we quite literally couldn’t live without it!
As well as being such an important part of our bodies, it’s also quite a complex structure with many different parts and surfaces to it. Because of this, learning how to draw a human heart can be quite a difficult task to take on.
When you have some simple steps to follow, it can be made much easier and more fun to take on, and that’s what this guide is for.
We hope that you have a great time working on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a human heart.
Make This Human Heart Drawing Easier With These Tips
We are about to begin this guide on how to draw a human heart, and as you can see, it is a bit of a tricky drawing. We aimed to make it realistic and detailed, and while it looks good, it can make it more difficult.
In this guide, we will be making it easier by breaking it down, but there are a few things you can do in advance to make it easier. For starters, you could look up some diagrams of human hearts.
You will find plenty online, and many of them will even have labels for the different parts if you would like to add that to your drawing. Either way, having additional drawings to consult will help you as you draw.
Another way to potentially make the drawing easier would be to alter the style a bit. This should be done if you give the drawing a go and find that you just can’t seem to do it.
We always encourage challenging yourself, but there’s no shame in realizing that something isn’t in your skillset. If you find yourself in this position, then you could remove some of the details and make it more cartoony.
If you would like to maintain the design as it is, then we would recommend acquiring a set of drawing pencils. Using them, you could do each step with a light pencil before committing to pen.
This way, you can try as many times as you need and then erase anything that doesn’t look how you want it. Planning a tough drawing is one of the best ways to make it easier.
With these tips in mind, hopefully you will find this drawing a bit easier to take on!
How to Draw A Human Heart – Let’s Get Started!
For this first step of our guide on how to draw a human heart, we will start with some outlines for the heart. We will start with the aorta, which is the pipe-like part at the top of the heart.
Use some curved lines for this aorta with a small oval shape at the tip of it. This will then be connected to a rounded shape beneath it, with a curved line on the left-hand side of it.
Once you have that part drawn, you could use another rounded line for the body of the heart beneath it. You have replicated the lines in our reference image, you’re ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Next, draw some veins and more of the outline
The main job of the heart is to pump blood throughout the body, and this is helped by veins and other chambers, so we shall draw some veins in this part of your human heart drawing.
To draw these veins, simply use lots of curvy, twisty lines on the interior of the heart to make the veins snaking throughout the heart. Then it’s on to step 3 for more of the drawing.
Step 3 – Draw some more of the heart outline
In this third part of our guide on how to draw a human heart, we will be adding more of the heart outline. Simply use another curved line for the rest of the outline for the main body of the heart.
Then, once that outline is done we will add some more veins onto it that will look very similar to the ones you drew in the last step.
Then, you can add a small, round shape on the top right-hand side of the heart, as shown in the reference image.
Step 4 – Now, draw some more of the heart
Your human heart drawing is looking great already! In this step, we shall be adding some more parts onto the top of the heart.
First, use two curved lines at the top of the heart for one of the larger chambers of the heart. It will also have some thin and subtle lines on it for some extra detail.
Then there will be another shape on the top right side of the heart that has more aortas sticking out of it.
There will also be some minor details on it that you can draw with some small, curved lines. Then it’s on to some final details in the next step before you color in your heart!
Step 5 – Finish off the details and touches of your human heart drawing
This fifth step of our guide on how to draw a human heart will be all about finishing off the final details of your picture.
The details that we will be adding will be going on the top left-hand side of the heart. You can use some curved lines for the aortas poking off that side of the top of the heart.
With those final details, you have finished all of the steps in this guide! You don’t have to stop there, as there are lots more details that you could add to finish it off.
One idea you could go with would be to look up a diagram of a human heart and label the different parts of the heart.
You could also draw some more organs to go with it or incorporate it into a cool design. These are just a few ideas that you could go with, but what else can you think of to finish off this drawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your human heart drawing with some color
For this final part of our human heart drawing, we will be finishing off with some incredible colors!
In our reference image, we went with some shades of pink to give it a realistic, fleshy look, but these colors are just a suggestion.
You could also use some colors of your own to finish it off, and even if you keep it more realistic there are colors that you can bring into the mix.
You could also go for a more stylistic image by using your favorite bright and vibrant colors to give it a cool look.
Then it’s just a matter of choosing which art mediums you will use to achieve your colors.
For bright colors you could use some mediums such as acrylics and colored pens, but for some more muted tones you could use watercolors or colored pencils.
These are just a few ideas, but what colors and mediums will you use to finish it off?
5 Tips To Make Your Human Heart Drawing Even Better!
Create a stunning human heart sketch with these 5 tips for improving your artwork!
We created a wonderfully detailed artwork for this human heart drawing, but there are ways you could change the style if you wanted.
For instance, you could simplify some of the details to create a much more stylized portrayal of this organ. That would also be great if you wanted to put your own personal spin on this design!
Now that you have learned how to draw this drawing of a human heart, you could try your hand at drawing the other organs surrounding it.
To do this, you could look up some diagrams of what is inside the human body. That way, you could also draw some more parts like the lungs, intestine or stomach.
Doing this would be a great way to show off the complexity of our bodies!
If you want to keep the focus on the heart, you could draw some more detail around your human heart sketch. This would be another step where you could look up diagrams of a human heart and add some of the tubes and ventricles coming from it.
Doing that would make it look like this drawing is right out of a textbook!
This next tip we have for you leads on nicely from the previous one. If you added more parts to this heart or even kept it as is, you could also add some labels.
Once again, you could use a diagram to help you with labeling the various parts of the heart. That would make this drawing nice to look at and also educational at the same time!
Finally, you can also use some of your own color choices for this drawing. You definitely don’t need to stick to the colors we show in the guide!
You could keep the colors muted and realistic, but you could also make them richer and more stylized. Trying out various art tools and mediums together can also help out with achieving your color vision.
Your Human Heart Drawing is Complete!
This was not a super easy drawing to take on due to the complexity of the organ, so we hope that this guide on how to draw a heart made it easy and fun for you to do!
If you take it slowly and follow the steps then you will have an incredible human heart drawing in now time.
Then you can take over and show us how creative you can be with your own details and elements! We gave you a few ideas you could go with to do this, but you can show off any awesome ideas you have to finish off and put your own spin on this drawing.
When you’re ready for a new drawing guide, be sure to visit our website. We have tons of amazing guides for you there with more coming out all the time!
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