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How to Draw a Rainbow

Cute rainbow drawing

Drawing a rainbow is a delightful way to add some color and fun into your artistic endeavors. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a stunning rainbow drawing.

Embrace the Magic of Rainbow Printables

Rainbow Printables

While creating your own rainbow masterpiece is always enjoyable, exploring different printables can also be a fun and engaging experience. In addition to arts and crafts, we’ve developed a color scavenger hunt printable that allows you to embark on a vibrant adventure, searching for bright colors.

Discover the Colors of the Rainbow in Order

Rainbow Color in Order - ROY G BIV

Intrigued by the colors of the rainbow? We often receive inquiries regarding the order of the colors. Previously, the rainbow consisted of six colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. However, the official rainbow now comprises seven colors. The additional color is indigo, which differentiates darker purple from lighter purple, known as violet. To remember the order of the rainbow, you can use the mnemonic device “ROY G. BIV,” which stands for each color in sequence from the top (red) to the bottom (violet).

Gather Your Supplies for Rainbow Drawing

To begin your rainbow drawing journey, you’ll need a few essential supplies:

  • Paper
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils

Step By Step Tutorial for Drawing a Rainbow

Drawing a rainbow

  1. Start by positioning your paper horizontally, allowing ample space for your rainbow to shine.
  2. Begin drawing the inside of the rainbow by crafting a curved line to form a half circle. Follow this first line with a parallel curved line to create two aligned curves.
  3. Continuously add half-circle curved lines outward to complete the rainbow. Ensure that the lines end at an imagined horizontal line, which signifies the bottom of your rainbow.
  4. Extend the number of lines to accommodate each rainbow gradient color, aiming for around seven or eight lines.
  5. Complete your rainbow drawing by adding small clouds to each end. You can shape the clouds with rounded edges toward the rainbow and a flat bottom, or create billowy clouds with curved lines on both sides.
  6. Color your rainbow using your preferred markers, embracing the beauty of vibrant hues.
  7. Congratulations! You’ve created a stunning rainbow drawing. For an extra touch, consider adding a pot of gold for a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

More Rainbow Crafts to Explore

Rainbow Crafts

If you’re captivated by rainbows, we have even more fantastic crafts for you to enjoy:

  • Rainbow Punch Pinata
  • Rainbow Vertical Garden
  • Macrame Rainbow
  • Rainbow Painted Rocks
  • Rainbow DIY Fortune Cookie Craft

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Cute Rainbow Drawing

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Happy drawing!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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