How to Draw a Broom

The broom is a household cleaning tool traditionally made of stiff fibers and a cylindrical wooden stick. Brooms have also long been associated with magic and witchcraft, if you're looking to add something to a depiction of a Halloween or a scene from Harry Potter. This tutorial will show you how to draw a simple broom in four quick steps.

Steps

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    Draw a "skeleton" for your broom. Draw a long vertical line divided in two: an upper, longer part and a lower, shorter part. The short section should be about half the length of the long--try to get it as close as possible.
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    Outline the broom's body over the “skeleton.” Draw the broomstick over the upper longer part and the broom itself over the lower shorter part. Don't forget to include the connecting fiber ring between the broom's bristles and its stick.
    • The broomstick should only be slightly wider in diameter than the guideline initially drawn, and the shape of the broom is like a bell without the curving-up ends.
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    Sketch the shape of the broom, putting in details like bristles. These should not be lines that go all the way through the shape of the broom head; make them intermittent, as seen in the drawing. Add horizontal lines as the thread that binds the fibers in a bunch.
    • Having the broom fan out a little on either side gives it a more realistic look than a perfectly straight up-and-down broom.
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    Strengthen the outer line and you're done. You can color your broomstick a dark brown if you like, and make the lower part straw-colored like an actual broom.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Draw lightly in pencil so that you can easily rub out mistakes.

Article Info

Categories: Drawing Household Objects