How to Draw the Temple Of Artemis, Temple Of Artemis

Artist: MichaelY / February 26, 2013
How to Draw the Temple Of Artemis, Temple Of Artemis

Step 1.


Before starting work on a building, such as the Temple of Artemis, you must first poses an understanding of perspective. Let's start at the very beginning (if you already have a good grasp of how to use perspective to draw buildings, you can skip ah   

Step 2.


Next, draw a few squares floating in various places on the page, but not too close the vanishing point.

Step 3.


Draw lines from the vanishing point to the closest corners of each square (red lines). Then close off your cubes by drawing the back line of the cubes (green line), but be sure to stay within the red lines leading to the vanishing point.

Step 4.


Erase your unneeded guidelines leading back to the vanishing point and darken the lines of the cubes. You now have a cube created in one point perspective.

Step 5.


Now let's work on two point perspective. After drawing your horizon line, place two different vanishing points on opposite sides of the horizon line. This time, instead of drawing squares, just draw a few vertical lines floating on the page in variou   

Step 6.


From the tops and bottoms of each line (cube edges), draw lines leading to both vanishing points on the page. It's ok if some of your lines run through each other because they can be erased later.

Step 7.


Now close off the sides of your cube in the same manner as step 3 above. But we are not done, since we still need to draw one more side of each cube.

Step 8.


This is where it gets a tad tricky. To finish off the cubes, we have to draw the third side on all necessary cubes. For any cube floating above the horizon line, we will draw the bottom side of the cube by drawing a lines from the bottom tips of the    

Step 9.


Erase unneeded lines and darken up your cubes if you wish. You now know how to utilize two point perspective, so let's get to work on the Temple of Artemis.

Step 10.


First, we lay down our horizon line and two vanishing points on either end of a wide drawing surface. Remember to draw very lightly with a 2H or harder pencil so that these lines can be easily erased later on.

Step 11.


Next, we create the basic shape of the building. These lines will just be a reference for us, so draw lightly. We will do more refined line art as we proceed. Draw a cube shape resting just above the horizon line, with a wide flight of stairs on both   

Step 12.


The first thing we can actually draw are a pair of statues which rest on top of wedged cubes along the flight of stairs. Since the temple was permanently destroyed over 1,600 years ago, it is questionable as to what kind of statues and décor adorned   

Step 13.


Next, draw the steps. Be sure to use the correct vanishing points.

Step 14.


The many columns, which hold the rooftop, each rest on a cube. Starting from our nearest corner of the building draw guide lines receding back to the vanishing points (green line). These will act as guides for how tall each cube should be. There are    

Step 15.


The columns and cubes also fill the inside of the temple, so draw a series of cubes, as in the same manner as in step 14, behind each cube at the front of the temple.

Step 16.


We can now draw the columns that hold the roof. First draw 3 guide lines in the same manner as we did for the cubes. The top guide line represents the top of the columns, the second guide line will be where the decorative carvings end, and the third    

Step 17.


We can now draw the columns that hold the roof. First draw 3 guide lines in the same manner as we did for the cubes. The top guide line represents the top of the columns, the second guide line will be where the decorative carvings end, and the third    

Step 18.


Let's begin drawing the roof, which is rather thick. Remember to watch your vanishing points and be sure to add some trim.

Step 19.


The roof features a peak. In order to draw the peak in the proper location, we must first locate the center of the building. Do this by drawing an X from corner to corner of the columns at the face of the building. The intersection of the lines marks   

Step 20.


The roof would likely have been adorned with statues and relief sculptures. Again, use your imagination here, since we don't know exactly what would have existed. There likely would have been an image of the goddess, Artemis, with followers offering    

Step 21.


Shade in the ceiling of the temple to give it a greater sense of depth.

Step 22.


Finally, using a ruler and a Micron marker, ink over your image and erase your pencil marks with a kneaded eraser. If you need to make any corrections, use opaque white paint or white ink. And that's how you draw the Temple of Artemis. Good job!

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Artist: MichaelY
Date Added: February 26, 2013
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Description: A step-by-step guide on how to draw the Temple of Artemis in a comic book style, including additional steps on perspective drawing.