How to Draw Furniture in 3D

Draw a piece of furniture or any object in a three-dimensional sketch by first creating a 3D block.
Use the 3D block as a guideline.
A 3D sketch shows the width, the height and the length of an object.
Horizontal edges are at a 30-degree angle. Vertical edges are kept vertical.

Steps

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    Purchase a graph pad with 1/ 4” squares. Or create your own grid of equal squares on a blank sheet of paper.
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    Count 10 squares over from the left edge of the paper.
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    Draw a dot at the bottom right corner of any square near the middle of the paper.
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    Label this dot # 1. Count lines to locate the next point or use the ruler to measure the distance.
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    Count 12 lines (3”) to the right from dot # 1 and 7 lines (1-3/4”) up.
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    Mark this point with a dot and label it # 2.
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    Use the ruler to join dot # 1 and dot # 2 with a light line. This line is at a 30-degree angle.
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    Go to dot # 1. Count 7 lines (1-3/4”) to the left of dot # 1 and 4 lines (1”) up.
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    Mark this point with a dot and label it # 3.
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    Use the ruler to join dot # 1 and dot # 3 with a light line. This line is at a 30-degree angle to the left.
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    Go to dot # 1. Count 8 lines (2”) up from dot # 1.
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    Mark this point with a dot and label it # 4.
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    Use the ruler to join dot # 1 and dot # 4 with a light line. This is a straight vertical line.
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    Go to dot # 3. Count 8 lines (2”) up from dot # 3.
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    Mark this point with a dot and label it # 5.
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    Use the ruler to join dot # 3 and dot # 5 with a light line. This is a straight vertical line parallel to the line from dot # 1 to # 4.
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    Go to dot # 2. Count 8 lines (2”) up from dot # 2.
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    Mark this point with a dot and label it # 6.
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    Use the ruler to join dot # 2 and dot # 6 with a light line.
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    Go to dot # 1. Count 5 lines (1-1/4”) to the right from dot # 1 and 19 lines (4-3/4”) up.
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    Mark this point with a dot and label it # 7.
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    Use the ruler to joint dot # 4 and # 6 with a light line. This line is parallel to the line from dot # 1 to # 2.
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    Use the ruler to joint dot # 4 and # 5 with a line. This line is parallel to the line from dot # 1 to # 3.
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    Use the ruler to join dot # 5 and dot # 7 with a light line. This line is parallel to the line from dot # 4 to # 6.
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    Use the ruler to join dot # 6 and dot # 7 with a light line. The light lines form a block as a guide to draw furniture.
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    Sketch an item of furniture within the block. Keep all lines for the furniture parallel to the lines of the block.
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    Place the tracing paper over the block outline to draw new items without having to redraw the block each time.

Tips

  • This type of 3D sketch is called an isometric drawing.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper - graph pad – 4 squares to an inch
  • Ruler
  • HB Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener (optional)
  • Tracing paper (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Drawing Household Objects