Learn how to draw this dome shaped igloo with easy step by step instructions. Curved lines do the trick.
Igloos are known to be dome-shaped dwellings that are built from compacted snow. Inuit hunters would often build igloos as a temporary shelter while on their hunting trips. Learning how to draw an igloo will teach students so much more about them than just coloring one could ever do.
Igloo walls acts as an insulator that makes use of ones own body heat to warm up the interior. If there are quite a few people inside and they also light a small fire, the inside of an igloo can even reach about 60 degrees Fahrenheit, even when the outside temperature is -50 degrees Fahrenheit.
As drawing projects go, students will find themselves using several of the ELEMENTS OF ART to make their igloo look as realistic as possible. They start with a basic half circle SHAPE, then add curved LINES to indicate the snow bricks, and then a light VALUE of blue for some simple shadows. Oh, and if a small eskimo is added to the background, he or she give the drawing some extra SPACE. Not bad for one drawing!
If your students need a review of what the ELEMENTS OF ART are, I have a worksheet posted HERE. It will help them think and talk with more detail about their work, which is always a helpful thing.
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Igloo Coloring Page
Materials for Igloo Drawing
- Black Sharpie Marker (affiliate link)
- Prang Crayons (affiliate link)
- Crayola Crayons (affiliate link)
Step by Step Directions for Igloo Drawing
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw an Igloo
- Draw a large upside down C shape.
- Connect the bottom with a curve.
- Start the door with another upside down curve.
- Draw the inside curve of the opening.
- Connect it to the dome.
- Draw the curved horizontal lines as shown.
- Add alternating vertical lines as shown.
- Finish the details to the opening and add a background.
- Trace with a marker and color with crayons.