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How To Draw a Skyscraper!

It’s time to head into the big city as part of your Summer of Adventure. Let’s draw a massive skyscraper, then!

Feeling arty? Feeling architect-y? Pick up some pens and learn how to draw this awesome tower!

Rather draw something else? Check out these swamp monstersnakeyeti, or ice cream guides!

You Will Need:

  • Some arty things. Pens, pencils, felt-tips, crayons, a ruler, a fancy eraser from a popular theme park, your choice.

Step 1

Begin by drawing a straight line up the centre of the page. It’s best to use a ruler as most skyscrapers are quite straight. 

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Step 2

Add another two lines, one on either side of the central black line. Your skyscraper is beginning to take shape.

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Step 3

Turn the three lines into a box shape by adding four new lines – two at the top and two at the bottom.  

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Step 4

Remember the line you did at the beginning of this activity? Of course you do, it was seconds ago. Add ANOTHER line, so your box shape has a sort of antenna poking out of the top.  

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Step 5

Add two small lines either side of this, like so. 

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Step 6

Make another box shape by adding two more lines which connect everything together.

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Step 7

Add a third level to the building and watch as it climbs further into the sky! This is going to be a space-scraper by the time you’re finished!

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Step 8

What’s this? A little pointed mast or something. Or it could be a massive drawing pin. We do not know, but every skyscraper seems to have them. 

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Step 9

Add some windows and a door at the bottom. People need see out of this architectural wonder, after all.

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Step 10

Grab some pens, pencils or whatever you like and shade it in. Why not colour one side in slightly darker to make it look extra realistic? 

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Why not add King Kong to the upper floors?

Look at this massive gorilla. They’re furious they can’t fit into the lift. 

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You could have a go at drawing this fancy spike!

Where does this skyscraper end? Nobody knows! The birds know, but won’t tell anyone.  

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Or how about this space-nudging building from the future?

This building is bound to have wi-fi and doors that open automatically.  

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