Our universe is filled with a huge number of different planets, and we’ve only scratched the surface with how many of these planets we know of.
Even in our own solar system, we have limited knowledge of the planets that are our neighbors.
This mystery regarding other planets as well as the many variations planets can come in can make it fun to learn how to draw planets.
By the end of this guide you’re about to do, you will be able to design your own solar system!
We hope that you will enjoy this step-by-step guide on how to draw planets in just 6 steps.
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw Planets – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Draw some more circles
- Step 3 – Now, draw one more planet for this solar system
- Step 4 – Add some details to the planets
- Step 5 – Now, you can finish off the final details of this planets drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your planets drawing with some color
- 4 More Ways To Make Your Planets Drawing Unique
- Your Planets Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Planets – Let’s Get Started!
This guide on how to draw planets will require lots of circular shapes, so there are some drawing tools that you can use to make it easier!
The best tool that you can use would be a drawing compass. By using this tool with your favorite pen or pencil you can create effortless perfect circles.
If you don’t have a drawing compass handy, there are other things you can try. You could even use some flat, round objects to trace around and you can get some great results!
For this first step, you can draw a large circle and a much smaller one to the bottom right of it.
Step 2 – Draw some more circles
In this second part of your planets drawing, you can add some more planet outlines to the first ones you drew.
Using whichever method you came up with to draw circles, carefully draw two more medium-sized circles above the other ones that you drew previously.
That’s all there is to it for this step, and we’re ready to move on!
Step 3 – Now, draw one more planet for this solar system
We will be shaking things up a bit in this step of our guide on how to draw a planet. It will start off in the same way as the other planets did with a smaller circle.
The difference is that this planet will have a ring around it, as shown in the reference picture.
Step 4 – Add some details to the planets
Each planet has a unique look to it, making sure that no two planets are exactly alike.
For that reason, when we add some details to the planets in this drawing we will use a different pattern for each one.
The top left planet will have some jagged lines for its decoration. The top right and bottom left will have a more wavy design to them, whereas the final one will have some lines drawn to decorate it.
You could switch around these different designs between the planets or even come up with your own designs if you wish! How will you decorate this solar system of yours?
Step 5 – Now, you can finish off the final details of this planets drawing
This step of your planets drawing will be centered around the final details of the drawing before you finish it off with some colors in the final step.
In this step, you can draw some continent shapes into the central planet. These continents make it look like the Earth!
Then, once you have those details drawn you can also add some more small touches of your own. Some ideas could be drawing some stars around the planets, as we did in our reference image.
You could also add other objects such as asteroids, comets, other planets or even some alien spaceships!
There are lots of ways that you could put your own spin on this drawing, so you should really let your creativity run wild!
We can’t wait to see what you come up with to close off this planets drawing before coloring it in.
Step 6 – Finish off your planets drawing with some color
That brings us to the final step of this guide on how to draw planets! You’ve done an amazing job creating a solar system, and now you get to have some fun coloring in your picture!
In real life, planets can come in many different amazing colors and variations, so there is no limit to how you can color in this solar system.
We tried to use a different color scheme for each individual planet in our reference picture to really help them stand apart.
When you know which colors you would like to use for your drawing, you can also experiment with different art mediums.
There are some amazing color variations that you can get just by switching up the mediums that you use.
Acrylic paints and colored pens can be great for some wonderfully vibrant colors in an image. On the other hand, watercolor paints and colored pencils can be great for more muted colors.
One thing you could do is mix mediums a bit and use a different one for each planet to have even more diversity between them!
Another great way to create some more contrast would be to use a dark medium like acrylic paints to give this solar system a rich black background.
There are so many ways you can go about this step, so we can’t wait to see what you do!
4 More Ways To Make Your Planets Drawing Unique
Take a creative trip into space with these tips for your planets sketch!
When creating this planets drawing, we kept the focus purely on the planets themselves. If you look into the night sky, you will see many other features that you could add to your picture.
For some examples, you could add some stars or maybe an asteroid. You could even add the sun or maybe some moons to make the image even more interesting.
These are a few suggestions, but what else could you add to this drawing to fill out the night sky?
We covered a few realistic additions you could draw, but there are also some other fun details you can add. This is something you could really unleash your imagination on!
For a few ideas, you could populate this drawing of planets with some alien spaceships or alien lifeforms.
Adding some aliens would be a great way for you to really get creative with your imagination as you come up with some cool designs.
What do you think some aliens would look like?
For this planets sketch, we showed a fairly small selection of planets. There are billions of planets in the universe though, so you could add a whole lot more!
If you wanted to add some more planets, you could use real ones in our solar system. That is one idea, but you might want to create your very own planet designs instead.
Would you use real planets, your own designs or a mixture of both?
You will see all sorts of amazing colors when looking at planets, and you can use them for this planets drawing. You would be able to use literally any colors you can imagine when coloring this drawing!
Not only that, but you can also play around with different art tools and mediums. Paints and colored markers would be great mediums to use!
You could even use some glow-in-the-dark paint for the stars and other features to really elevate this picture even further.
Your Planets Drawing is Complete!
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to draw planets was very helpful for you to use!
We designed this guide to show you how you can create some amazing solar system scenes of your own with no difficulties or frustrations.
The guide was also designed to be lots of fun, so we also hope that you had a great time with it!
Now that you have finished this guide, you can add your own details to really make it your own!
There are lots of ways that you can do this, from extra planets to more details and some fun art mediums and colors.
This is your chance to show how creative you can be! When you’re ready for some more drawing fun, you can visit us on our website for many more awesome drawing guides!
We also upload new guides all the time, so be sure to visit us often to never miss out on the fun!
We would love to explore the solar system that you have created with your planets drawing, so please be sure to share it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages!
We can’t wait to go on some space adventures with your drawing.