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Easy How to Draw Christmas Lights Tutorial and Christmas Lights Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step How to Draw Christmas Lights Tutorial and Christmas Lights Coloring Page. It’s a great way to practice making a balanced composition.

Christmas Lights Drawing

A drawing of Christmas Lights, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

How to Draw Christmas Lights in 1 Minute

Why draw a string of Christmas Lights?

Students can practice their shading and graphic design skills when they learn how to draw Christmas lights. The simple shape of the bulb and a graceful curve of the wire make for a nice composition that can fill a paper.

Did you know that Christmas lights actually started out just as candles? These candles were attached to the tree using wax or pins. The practice began in Germany during the 17th century and over the next 200 or so years; it became an established practice in Germany and began to spread out into other countries of Eastern Europe.

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Christmas Lights Coloring Page

Christmas Lights Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for Christmas Lights Drawing

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  • Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
  • Stabilo Markers. The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks!
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips. Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers are great for making a crisp outline to your drawing. Use them when you want your outline show up, but not be so heavy that it detracts from other things.

How to Draw Simple Christmas Lights

Time needed: 45 minutes

How to Draw Christmas Lights

  1. Draw two bulbs with a base.

  2. Add two more bulbs.

  3. Draw two more, rotating and tilting

  4. Add two more bulbs.

  5. Fill in any empty space with another.

  6. Draw a curve line for the shadow.

  7. Add a spot for the highlight.

  8. Connect all the bulbs with curved line.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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