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How to Draw Chinese Lanterns

Here’s how to draw Chinese lanterns, with a perspective lesson as well. Their simple shape makes it pretty easy to draw a small, medium and larger version.


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  1. Follow the tutorial to draw the lanterns in pencil.
  2. Trace the drawing with a black Sharpie.
  3. Color the drawing with oil pastels.
  4. Add a band of white oil pastel in the middle of each lantern, and blend the edges for a smooth gradation.

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