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Easy How to Draw a Bridge Tutorial and Bridge Coloring Page

Learn how to draw a bridge with this easy step by step tutorial, and then turn it into a lovely shaded sunset. Good old crayons might be more versatile than you think!

Drawing of Bridge

You can mix some mechanical drawing practice with your art lessons when you show students how to draw a bridge. This one is actually the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, but there might be a more like it with this basic structure.

For a drawing that creates the maximum impact, try using black permanent markers for the bridge and city silhouette, and then layered crayons for the sunset. The colors will stay true without mixing together, and your janitor will thank you for not breaking out the super messy oil pastels. (Even if that janitor is you!)

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Bridge Coloring Page

Materials for Bridge Project

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Step by Step Directions for Bridge Project

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Bridge

  1. Draw two matching towers.

  2. Add the base line and start the top curve.

  3. Finish the top curve.

  4. Start the curve underneath.

  5. Finish the curve underneath.

  6. Draw evenly spaced vertical lines.

  7. Add diagonal lines as shown.

  8. Draw the distant skyline and waves.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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