How to draw an hourglass very easily

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The hourglass is a very old object, created by man to calculate times. Made up of two containers communicating by a small passage, it is often made of a wooden or plastic frame. Light materials such as sand or other fluids are placed inside these two containers.

Also read: History, Origin and Evolution of the Hourglass

QUICKLY DRAW AN HOURGLASS IN 8 SIMPLE STEPS

You're here to draw an hourglass, so let's go. Here's a simple 8 step tutorial that will allow you to make an hourglass drawing no matter what your level of drawing! All you need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, a ruler, and a few colored pencils to color the drawing!

STEP 1: THE OUTLINE

The first step is simple, using your ruler, draw a clean rectangle. It will determine the size of your hourglass.

 

STEP 2: THE CROSS

By hand, draw a cross inside your rectangle. It will help you to set the proportions for the containers in your hourglass.

 

STEP 3: THE FRAMEWORK

Using your ruler, draw both ends of the frame of your hourglass. For more roundness in your design, you can round off the edges as shown in the diagram.

 

STEP 4: THE CONTAINER HOOKS

Now you will draw two small rectangles under the ends of the hourglass. If you have chosen rounded curves in the previous step, maintain this dynamic.

 

STEP 5: THE LEFT-HAND CONTAINER

In this step, we will use our cross from step 2 to get the right proportions. As on diagram N°5, connect the two rectangles of step N°4 by a curve, which will form the left container of the hourglass.

 

STEP 6: THE RIGHT CONTAINER

Now you're going to do the same thing on the other side. Use your cross from step 2 to respect the correct proportions and obtain a beautiful drawing.

 

STEP 7: THE PERSPECTIVE

In this penultimate step, you will give a depth effect to your hourglass to make it more real. Draw as on the diagram the corresponding hourglass lines step 7

 

STEP 8: LET YOUR CREATIVITY SPEAK FOR ITSELF

Bravo! You now have the bases of an hourglass. You can now add the details that look like you, by customizing the hourglass to your liking, for example with colours and a few more effects depending on your level.

 

You can also directly download the image of step N°8, and start your drawing on the basis of an already made hourglass! Don't hesitate to visit our wall clock shop to accompany your new hourglass!