There is more than one way to learn how to draw a cube. This one involves no erasing, which works great for those just starting out.
A cube is a solid three-dimensional figure with 6 square faces. Many students learn how to make one for math or geometry class by cutting out a cross shaped template and folding it together so they can understand how it goes together.
Drawing is also good practice for seeing how a square can turn into a cube. Some examples you might find on the internet involve drawing the front and then the back, and then connecting the two. That involves a little more dimensional thinking though, so for that reason I like this version of just drawing the front, then the sides, and then connecting the ends. There’s no need to erase anything, and is perhaps a little easier to understand.
- How to Draw a Cube PDF Tutorial (click to open PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Cube
- Start by drawing an L shape as shown.
- Add a vertical line.
- Connect at the top to complete the square.
- Draw the first side line.
- Add the second side line.
- Draw the third side line.
- Connect the ends on the right side.
- Connect the ends on the top.
- Trace with a marker and color. Shading will help your cube look even more 3D.