The umbrella is a tool that comprises a circular canopy of cloth attached to a metal frame supported by a central shaft. It is most commonly used for protection during sunny or rainy weather.
We have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw an umbrella, summed up in 9 quick and easy steps.
This comprehensive guide consists of 9 easy instructions paired with illustrations to make the entire process a lot easier for you to follow!
What’s more, you can customize the umbrella as much as you like! You can add various patterns and designs on the canopy and personalize the colors too!
Have fun and use your artistic skills!
How to Draw an Umbrella – Let’s get started!
Start by drawing a big semi-circle in the middle of your paper.
This will represent the body of the umbrella (known as the canopy).
Step 2 – Draw the Topmost Part of the Umbrella
Now, we will start adding the bottom part of the umbrella (the gore, or the bottom part of the canopy).
You will create the first of four small curved lines.
Step 3 – Draw the First Layer of Canopy of the Umbrella
In this step, you will repeat Step 2 and draw the second gore of the umbrella.
This will be another small curved line.
Step 4 – Afterwards, Draw Another Layer of Canopy
This time, you will repeat Step 2 too and draw the third gore of the umbrella.
Draw another small curved line.
Step 5 – Next, Draw the Third Layer of Canopy
This will be the last time you repeat Step 2.
Create the final gore of the umbrella and draw another curved line connecting the 3rd gore to the rightmost part of the canopy.
Step 6 – Then, Draw the Last Canopy of the Umbrella
In this step, you will draw the “trunk” of the umbrella (it’s called the shaft). Draw two vertical lines, as seen in the illustration.
The umbrella is finally taking shape!
Step 7 – Draw the Long Shaft of the Umbrella
This time, you will create the handle of the umbrella.
Draw a small “J”-like shape and connect it to the lower part of the shaft!
Step 8 – Afterwards, Draw the Handle of the Umbrella
In this step, you will create the tip or the ferrule of the umbrella.
Draw a small upside-down “V” shape right on top of the canopy (add it right in the middle).
Step 9 – Now, Add Details and Patterns on the Umbrella
This time, you will make the umbrella look more realistic by adding the rib part (inside the canopy) and the tips (the bottom part of the rib).
Add long curved lines for the canopy and really tiny curved lines for the tips, as shown in the illustration.
It’s time to add color to your umbrella to make it pop out! We chose to use tints of red, gray, and brown, but feel free to use other colors!
4 More Ways To Make Your Umbrella Drawing Unique
You don’t have to worry about rainy day blues with these tips for your umbrella sketch!
Creating a background is a great way to take a drawing to the next level. That would be perfect for this umbrella drawing!
An umbrella is used for a few different purposes. You might think of rain first when you think of an umbrella, but it can also be used to shield people from the sun.
These are a few settings you could create, but what else do you think this umbrella could be used for?
Another fun idea for this drawing of an umbrella would be to add a human character holding it. This would also go really well with our previous suggestion!
If you were to draw a character, you could do it in any style you like. The character could be done in a cartoon style, or they could be drawn in a more realistic fashion.
Once you know the style you would like to use, you can then choose who to depict. You could draw friends, family or even yourself for a few ideas!
We created a pretty standard example in this umbrella sketch, but they can come in many different shapes and sizes. You could change the design of this umbrella a bit in order to make it more unique!
Some umbrellas will even have small decorative elements hanging down, or they may have a longer handle. You could look up different umbrellas online to get some inspiration for how to change this drawing.
Finally, umbrellas come in all kinds of different colors. We showed you one way to color this umbrella drawing, but this is where you can also experiment with colors and art mediums!
You would be able to do anything you like when adding color. The umbrella could be one solid color, or maybe you could color each segment something unique.
For another fun idea, you could draw different shapes and patterns such as polka dots onto the umbrella. How will you finish off this umbrella artwork?
Your Umbrella Drawing is Complete!
We hope you had a great time drawing an umbrella with this step-by-step drawing tutorial.
Now that you can draw an umbrella, perhaps you can draw a character holding an umbrella on a sunny or a rainy day? Check out our other drawing tutorials to make it happen!
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