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How to Draw a Table

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Shawnte is an elementary school science educator and illustrator who studies various life cycles of animals.

My finished table. I recommend adding color to your finished drawings!

My finished table. I recommend adding color to your finished drawings!

Drawing Furniture Is Difficult

I've noticed that there are very few helpful tutorials regarding drawing furniture. As such, I've created a tutorial based on drawing a furniture piece.

Here's how to draw a wooden table. The table will be somewhat three-dimensional and isometric in appearance. To me, a frontal view of a table wouldn't be as interesting looking as an isometric view. I hope this tutorial will give you a bit of insight into isometric objects. I plan to do several more shortly, including a simple isometric house.

Let's begin!

Start with simple lines.

Start with simple lines.

Step 1

We're going to start with the tabletop. Start by drawing the upper left corner of the tabletop.

Complete the tabletop.

Complete the tabletop.

Step 2

Next, draw the rest of the tabletop as shown on the right. Now, you'll have a basic outline for a tabletop. In the next step, we will add depth and dimension to the table.

Add dimension

Add dimension

Step 3

If you can think about the general shape of a rectangular table, you will see that it has dimension on each side. Examine the example picture on the right to get a better idea of what I'm talking about. Use it as a guide for this next step.

Add legs

Add legs

Step 4

Now that the table top is completed, it's time to move on to drawing the four legs on the table. To start, simply draw four long/thin rectangular shapes under each corner of the table.

Give the legs dimensions, like the tabletop!

Give the legs dimensions, like the tabletop!

Step 5

The legs should also have some dimension (like the table top).

Add texture

Add texture

Step 6

Lastly, if you want your table to have an aged, wooden look, you will want to draw some wood lines on the table. You can make them as subtle or as thick as you'd like.

That's all! You've successfully drawn a table.

Comments

Kat on May 16, 2020:

I drew a great looking table and I’m not an artist Thank you

paimon on March 04, 2020:

useful

poop on January 16, 2019:

this was helpful