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Uploaded: November 18, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: June 6, 2010
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How about another tutorial on a planet from outer space? This time I will show you "how to draw Neptune" which is a planet that is very beautiful in color. The whole planet is a vivid blue shade. What makes Neptune appear so blue? The blue clouds are from the methane gas that is most likely frozen. As some of you may know, methane gas is a fuel that we as humans use for heating and cooking. There is only two planets that can't be seen in the night sky without a telescope, Neptune is one of them, and the other is Pluto. Like Earth, Neptune is thirty times as far from the sun. A very interesting fact about Neptune and Pluto is, every two hundred forty eight years, Pluto will move inside of Neptune's orbit and remain there for twenty years. Neptune is 2,793,100,000 miles away from the sun, and only rotates around the sun once every one hundred sixty five Earth years. Wow, that is a long time. What do scientists think Neptune's surface is made from? Well, they believe that Neptune is made up of a few things, hydrogen, helium, water, and silicates. Because Neptune has thick layers of clouds that are always in constant motion, the cloud speeds are able to reach up to seven hundred miles per hour. Winds that fast on Earth, would blow everything away to kingdom come. Every planet is discovered by somebody right? Well who is responsible for Neptune's finding? It was a man that went by the name of John C. Adams. In 1843 this young astronomer believed that Neptune was at least one billion miles farther from the sun, which is also farther than Uranus is. Unfortunately the findings he sent to the Royal Astronomer of England, did not believe in his research. All in all Neptune is a very interesting planet to learn about, and as you can imagine there is much more to be said. Unfortunately I do not have the time to sit here and write everything down about Neptune, but I can most definitely show you "how to draw Neptune step by step". I will be back later with some more cool tutorials. But for now tackle this lesson and have fun with it!

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How to Draw Neptune

how to draw neptune step 1

STEP 1.

Start by drawing an oversized circle for your planet Neptune.
 
how to draw neptune step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start sketching in the shading to Neptune to add the surface texture. The outer color is darker than the middle as you can see here. Just take your time and move on to the next step.
 
how to draw neptune step 3

STEP 3.

You will now sketch in more shading that is pretty solid as you can see. Of course there is going to be some light patches, but that is normal.
 
how to draw neptune step 4

STEP 4.

For your last drawing step you will sketch in the rest of the shading that you see here until the entire planet Neptune is colored in. All except for a wispy section of white as you see here. There are no guidelines to erase so just move on.
 
how to draw neptune step 5

STEP 5.

You have just finished this tutorial on "how to draw Neptune step by step". See, now wasn't that fin or what! Color the planet in blue and your all set.