How to Draw a Glass of Wine

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How to Draw a Glass of Wine
Use basic techniques to draw a wine glass. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Wine glasses are an object you can use to practice drawing if you are a beginner, but they make a classy subject to draw in general. Fill a glass of wine, and use it as a reference to draw from to make a realistic sketch. You need a few simple tools to help you draw the wine glass. As a reward for your hard work, you can drink the glass of wine when you're done.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Wine glass
  • Table
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Blending stump
  • Facial tissue

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    Set a wine glass on the table in front of you to use as a reference, and make sure the area is will-lit. You should have a light shining on the wine glass as well as the paper you are drawing on. Place any other objects around the wine glass that you want to include in the drawing.

  2. 2

    Draw the outlines of the glass first with light strokes of the pencil. Lightly draw the details of the background if you want to include the things behind the wine glass and other objects in the foreground. Darken the outlines to make them stand out after you are satisfied with the way they look.

  3. 3

    Shade within and around the outline of the wine glass to add dimension. Pay attention to where the shadows fall in the real wine glass and where the light hits. Fill in the lighter-shadowed areas by pressing softly with the pencil. Gradually layer over the darker areas to darken them by pressing a little harder. Use a blending stump or a rolled-up facial tissue to soften the blended areas, especially the wine glass itself to make it look smooth and shiny like real glass.

Tips and warnings

  • If your general outlines comes out lopsided, try using basic shapes such as ovals and basic lines to create the framework of the wine glass. Draw the outline of the wine glass, and then erase the basic framework lines.
  • Colour the area of the wine in with a dark red pencil to emphasise this area.

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