In today's drawing tutorial, we will learn to draw an umbrella. It is a pretty difficult object to draw due to its shape, but we will take our usual step-by-step approach to draw.
Step 1. Outline the shape of the umbrella and the shaft.
Start by drawing the round part of the umbrella and the shaft. First, draw the outer rim of the open umbrella. As we are drawing it from the side, our round part is actually an ellipse. Then draw an inner circle; as you can see, we need to show the depth of the umbrella canopy, hence the inner circle is shifted in position. Then, add another line on top of the outer ellipse making the ellipse a bit off. This is because the shape of the umbrella and our point of view on it. Lastly you need to draw the shaft in perpendicular position to the canopy.
Step 2. Draw the inner lines using the contours from previous step.
Now that we have drawn the outline of our umbrella, we need to start shaping it. The umbrella has a series of ribs (the rods holding the canopy in open position) and stretchers (will be added in the next step). Each rib extends to the tip of the umbrella. We need to draw the ribs and the lines in between the tips. Usually, an umbrella has 8 tips, meaning there are also 8 ribs. Also, thicken the shaft and outline the handle.
Step 3. Draw the tips and ribs of an umbrella. Draw umbrella stretchers.
Continue adding lines in between the tips at the end of each rib. Then draw the stretchers in the middle of the umbrella. Also, draw the upper part of the umbrella.
Step 4. Draw the umbrella in more detail.
At this stage, we want to add more details to our umbrella drawing, like drawing out the tips and the stretchers connectors.
Step 5. Continue to finesse our umbrella drawing.
In this step, we need to thicken the lines for ribs and stretchers and draw out the handle.
Step 6. Shading the umbrella drawing.
In the last step we want to color or hatch the inner part of umbrella and show the shade from it on the ground. You can continue to finesse the drawing from here adding details as you wish, e.g. you can draw out the handle, etc.
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