A box is a versatile object that can be used for various purposes. Whether you want to give a gift, move your belongings, or create a fort, a box comes in handy. However, drawing a box can be challenging due to its 3D design. But fear not! In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to draw a box with ease.
Let’s Get Started!
Step 1: Drawing the Basic Shape
To draw a box, it’s essential to start with the basic shape. Since we’re representing a 3D object on a 2D page, it’s recommended to draw the square shape first. Although using a ruler is typically suggested for precision, you can use a light pencil for this step, as there will be overlapping lines in the subsequent steps. We will let you know when it’s time to use a pen.
Step 2: Adding Depth
Now, let’s create the 3D effect of the box by drawing “backward” into the picture. Start by drawing a line from the top right-hand corners of the box at a slight diagonal angle. Then, connect these two lines with a vertical line. For this step, it’s best to continue using a pencil.
Step 3: Drawing the Box Opening
In this step, we will draw the remaining edge of the box’s opening. Simply draw a sharply curved line with mostly straight edges from the top left to the top right of the box. The curve should be at the corner of the box, as shown in the reference image.
Step 4: Adding the Inner Corner
Drawing the inner corner is straightforward. All you need to do is draw a line descending from the top left corner of the box into the box interior. That’s it! You’re almost ready for the final touches.
Step 5: Drawing the Flaps
Before moving on to coloring, let’s add some flaps to the box. You can start using a pen for this step. Draw the flaps on the edges of the opening that are facing us. The reason we used a pencil earlier is that the flaps will extend over the corner lines of the box, as shown in the reference image. Once you’re satisfied with the box’s appearance, trace over the lines with a pen and erase any unnecessary pencil lines. Just make sure to let the pen ink dry before erasing.
Step 6: Adding Color
Now that your box drawing is complete, it’s time to have fun with coloring! Boxes can be decorated in various colors and styles, so let your imagination run wild. You can also color any background details or objects you may have added to enhance the vibrancy of your drawing. Choose the art mediums that align with your desired look, whether it’s colored pens, acrylic paint, watercolor paints, or colored pencils.
Taking Your Box Drawing to the Next Level
To make your box drawing more distinct, consider adding different labels, patterns, or pictures to indicate what’s inside the box. You can also show the contents by drawing them poking out the top. Additionally, adding a background that complements the box’s content can make your drawing more captivating. Finally, the right choice of colors and art tools will bring your box drawing to life.
Your Box Drawing is Complete!
With the final details and colors added, you have successfully completed this guide on how to draw a box. We hope that this step-by-step tutorial made drawing a 3D object easier and more enjoyable for you. Now it’s time to unleash your creativity and add any extra details, colors, or backgrounds you desire. Visit our website for more drawing guides, as we constantly update our collection. We would love to see your completed box drawing, so don’t forget to share it with us on our Facebook and Pinterest pages!