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How to Draw a Teapot Step by Step

This comprehensive tutorial will teach you how to draw a teapot step by step, providing simple illustrations and clear explanations. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or just looking for a fun activity, this guide is suitable for all skill levels.

Teapot drawing step by step

Before we begin, let’s clarify that we’ll be drawing a standard teapot with a common appearance. We’ll focus on the side view, allowing us to capture the essential elements of the teapot. You can refer to the preview image above to see the different stages of the drawing.

To start, grab a pencil and make light lines that are easily erasable in case you need to make any corrections. Later on, you can darken the lines with a black pen or marker to enhance the final drawing.

Step 1 – Draw the Main Body of the Teapot

Begin by outlining the main body of the teapot. In this step, aim for a straight top with rounded sides and a bottom.

Teapot body drawing

Step 2 – Draw the Lid & Base

Moving on to step two, it’s time to draw the lid and base of the teapot. For the lid, create a curved shape with a small flat area at the top where the knot will be attached. As for the base, gradually narrow it down towards the bottom, maintaining a smooth curve that resembles the bottom of the main body, but with a slightly more pronounced curve.

Teapot lid and base drawing

Step 3 – Draw the Knob

In step three, we’ll add the knob to the teapot. Start from the little flat spot on the lid and create a narrower “neck” at the bottom, gradually widening towards the top.

Teapot knob drawing

Step 4 – Draw the Spout

Next, let’s draw the spout. It should emerge from one side of the teapot and have a waveform-like shape, curving in different directions. The base of the spout should be wider, while it gradually narrows as it extends upward.

Teapot snout drawing

Step 5 – Draw the Handle & Complete the Line Drawing

Now, on the opposite side of the spout, it’s time to add the handle. The outer shape of the handle should resemble an oval, slightly angled and intersecting with the teapot. Draw a second similar shape inside the first one. By completing this step, you should have all the essential parts of the teapot in place.

Take a moment to review your drawing and make any necessary corrections. Once you’re satisfied, trace over the lines with a black pen, marker, or darken them with a pencil.

Teapot line drawing

Step 6 – Add Color to Your Teapot

Get creative and add color to your teapot. Feel free to choose any color you like and use your preferred medium, such as paints, markers, or colored pencils. For this example, we’ll use a solid light blue color with a few white highlights to emphasize a smooth and reflective surface.

Before coloring, you can lightly outline the highlights in pencil or your chosen color. Add one to the main body, one to the lid, and one to the knob.

Teapot drawing


Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to draw a standard teapot from a side view. This approach is relatively easy and allows you to showcase the various parts of the teapot effectively. We hope you found this tutorial helpful and enjoyable.

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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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