Milk is a liquid that serves as the first substance many young people and animals will ever consume! As we get older, we also use cow’s milk for many different foods, recipes and other purposes.
Milk can come in many different types of bottles and containers, and it would often be common to have milk delivered in glass bottles in previous times.
We have all seen these milk bottles before, but that doesn’t make learning how to draw milk any less tricky.
There’s no need to worry, however, as this is the tutorial to be on if you would like to know how it’s done!
We hope that you have a great time as you work with us on this step-by-step guide on how to draw milk in just 6 easy steps.
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw Milk – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw some details for the milk bottle
- Step 3 – Draw the sides of the milk bottle
- Step 4 – Next, draw some more details for the flat edges
- Step 5 – Add the final details to your milk drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your milk drawing with color
- 3 More tips to make your milk drawing easy!
- Your Milk Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Milk – Let’s Get Started!
We will be portraying the milk in a glass bottle as we work on this guide on how to draw milk. In this first step, we will be keeping things nice and simple.
We shall begin with the lid and the neck of the bottle, and you can start this by drawing a thin, flat oval shape. Then, use some curved lines to create the thin rim of the lid.
You can also add some thin line details to the rim and the top of the lid. Then, extend some long, slightly curved lines down from the sides of the base of the lid.
Once that is done, it will be on to the second step of the guide.
Step 2 – Now, draw some details for the milk bottle
Glass bottles would often have some contours and flat edges on them, and we will start drawing some of these details in this second step of the guide.
You can start by drawing the top of the milk itself inside of the bottle. You can do this by drawing another flat oval shape inside the neck of the bottle.
Then, draw some lines near this oval shape to give the image a more dynamic look.
Then, we will be drawing two curved shapes below the surface of the milk that you just drew.
These will form the top of the flat sections on the sides of the bottle, and we will add more to these details in the next few steps.
Step 3 – Draw the sides of the milk bottle
For this third step of our guide on how to draw milk, we will be adding some more lines for the side outlines of the bottle.
To do this, extend some straight lines down from the curved edges near the top of the bottle that you drew in a prior step.
Then, you can draw some more curved lines beneath the arched lines you drew for the flat edges of the bottle.
These will then have some smaller lines around them, and you can finish off this step by drawing a straight line down from the one on the right.
Once you have replicated these lines as they appear in the reference image, you will be ready for step 4!
Step 4 – Next, draw some more details for the flat edges
We’re almost ready to start drawing the remainder of the outline for the bottle, but first we shall add some more details to the interior of the bottle.
This step will see you adding some more to the flat edges, and you can start this by drawing some more straight lines down from the curved, arched lines from the previous steps.
These sections will also have some curved sections at the bottom of them to finish off the flat edges.
If it sounds at all confusing, then as long as you refer to the reference image it will soon become clear!
In the next step, we will then finish off the final elements and details.
Step 5 – Add the final details to your milk drawing
Before you color this picture in, we have a few final details to add to really finish it off in this fifth step of our guide on how to draw milk.
First, we will need to complete the outline for the bottle. Use a curved line for the base of the bottle, and then add some more rounded details near the inner perimeter of this outline.
Once you have finished off all the final outlines and details, you will be free to add any additional elements and ideas of your own!
You could draw a background to show the setting this bottle is in, or you could show what you would like to enjoy with this delicious milk if it were real.
How will you complete this picture?
Step 6 – Finish off your milk drawing with color
Now you’re ready to finish off this milk drawing with some color! Milk usually has a rather distinct creamy beige coloring, and this is what we went with for our image.
Because it is in a glass bottle, we used this beige coloring for the majority of the image.
You can use some different shades of these colors to create a more dynamic image, and you could also try ideas like drawing a logo onto the bottle for more color opportunities.
Which colors and art mediums do you think would best suit this image?
3 More tips to make your milk drawing easy!
These 3 tips for your milk sketch will make it so much easier and even more fun!
This drawing of milk may look simple, but it can be surprisingly tricky to draw it. The reason is that there are different surfaces on the bottle thanks to the squared design of the lower portion.
One way that you could make this much easier would be by changing the shape of the bottle. Some milk bottles will be rounded at this part of the bottle, and you could change the shape to that.
If you did that, then you would probably have a much easier time with drawing the shape of the bottle. It would also result in a more unique image!
Another way that you could make this milk drawing easy would be by adding a label to the bottle. This would typically go over the lower portion of the bottle and have pictures and text on it.
You may be wondering how adding a label would make the drawing easier. It would cover this portion of the bottle which is arguably the trickiest part of the drawing.
That way, there would be fewer of these tricky details to draw. Not only could it help you get around these tricky parts, but it will also make your drawing more colorful and detailed.
Finally, you could also add some other objects and aspects to your milk sketch to help you as you draw. This is another tip where you may question how adding to the image will make it easier.
Let’s say that you are struggling with the bottom half of the milk bottle. If that is the case, then you could draw another object that would cover that part.
For example, you could make a breakfast scene, as milk is often associated with breakfast. That way, you could include a bowl of cereal in front of the milk bottle.
Then, you would still be able to see the bottle but the difficult portion of the drawing will be covered.
Your Milk Drawing is Complete!
That brings us to the end of this guide on how to draw milk.
Drawing objects such as a milk bottle can often prove to be harder than expected due to the angles and proportions that need to look right.
As long as you follow all of the steps that we laid out for you, then you should be able to get the hang of it in no time!
Now that you have mastered this image, you can finish it off with your own details. We mentioned a few ideas such as drawing a background or a label, but what else can you think of to put your own spin on it?
Be sure to also check out our website, as we have guides covering pretty much any subject and style you can think of. We have many more on the way, so keep checking in to catch them!
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