How to Draw the Planet Pluto

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How to Draw the Planet Pluto
A drawing of pluto helps artists study the solar system. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

In 2006, scientists determined that Pluto should no longer hold the status of planet. Downgraded to a dwarf planet, this celestial body remains an important part of our vision of the solar system. Pluto is the small guy on the block compared to the planets of our solar system. This dwarf planet is comprised of a rock and ice mixture that gives it a unique colouration. Drawings of Pluto display brown, grey and tan regions of colour.

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Things you need

  • Brown colour pencil
  • Gray colour pencil
  • Tan colour pencil
  • Compass

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  1. 1

    Use your compass to draw a large circle.

  2. 2

    Colour light grey around the entire perimeter of the circle. This light colour will suggest the presence of the sun's rays.

  3. 3

    Colour the top right portion of the circle brown.

  4. 4

    Colour the entire centre region of the circle in tan. Use swirling motions with your pencil to capture Pluto's texture.

  5. 5

    Colour the remainder of the circle in grey.

  6. 6

    Using your brown pencil, add light swirls of colour throughout the circle.

  7. 7

    Draw small circles across the surface of the planet in brown to represent craters.

Tips and warnings

  • Look at an image of Pluto while you draw.

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