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Uploaded: November 9, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: November 9, 2010
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Hey guys! I've got an awesome lesson today that will show you “how to draw glass”, step by step! There's many different ways to draw this particular object and what I present to you in this tut is basically broken glass; since it's pretty much of what's expected in a “glass tutorial”. The actual drawing took me a while before I fully rendered the image so it looks more like realistic glass. I guarantee this will help you out, mainly on drawing the shards featured and where to place them. If you're looking for a tutorial on just a glass cup, then I'll link to it in the tag page below this description. There was a lot of time and patience put into this tedious tutorial, especially on the individual shards featured in this lesson. I show you basic tips on different views and types that will definitely hone your drawing skills for maybe scenes, characters, or other things that will suit your desires. I must have spent around 1-2 hours on this drawing, certainly because of the complexity. Anyways, I have to move onto my other lessons that I'll be submitting tonight. One of them is awesome for all you Disney fans! Honestly, I had a lot of fun drawing the character, as it was fun color coding the image as a whole.Well, thanks so much for viewing this tutorial on “how to draw glass”, step by step, and good luck! Don't forget to post your version on how you used the tutorial.

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how to draw glass

How to Draw Glass

how to draw glass step 1

STEP 1.

Now before we jump into the tutorial drawing itself, let's take an advanced look to what builds the broken glass. The arrows point to two things. The first pointing to the core of the broken area which fleshes out into tinier shards and patterns. It's important to add dynamical patterns to spice up your glass drawing.
 
how to draw glass step 2

STEP 2.

The smaller the patterns, the more detailed your drawing will seem. Drawing diverse sizes and shapes of shards will essentially create more realistic and noticeably broken glass. The core of the impacted area, has tinier pieces and spans out into larger pieces. Adding small thin and swift dashing in pieces of the shards, will add a well defined look.
 
how to draw glass step 3

STEP 3.

Looking at a broken piece of glass is something to evaluate before you tackle on drawing a scene where glass is involved. Here are two figures that feature thickness and how it should be progressed in a drawing. Figure 1 features a very thick shard that seems to be from a more large glass object. It can also be used as a dangerous weapon. Figure 2 features a thinner piece. This type is more likely from it's parents like thin windows, cups, bottles and other glass objects.
 
how to draw glass step 4

STEP 4.

When tackling a broken impacted area as if something created a hole, there are different ways to recreate this. 2.Large shards that create the middle core can span in different directions and shapes. 1. Take a look at how the core shards seem to 'spin' around the core. This is essential to understand when drawing glass.
 
how to draw glass step 5

STEP 5.

Alright, let's exercise the skills you learned from the tip steps above. First, let's draw the middle lining that travels into the core. You can limit yourself to drawing only a few large shards that span into a strange pattern. By adding more large shard lines, you'll emphasize that something small has impacted the glass; failing to create a hole or completely breaking through.
 
how to draw glass step 6

STEP 6.

Steadily, add the pattern of the shards. It's best to work your way from the middle and fleshing further outwards to avoid confusion. Pay attention to where you place small shards and the level of detail added.
 
how to draw glass step 7

STEP 7.

Then, finish off by drawing the rest of the shards, keeping in mind the initial pattern. Please take your time and avoid going into the 'rush zone'.
 
how to draw glass step 8

STEP 8.

After cleaning up your lines by erasing the guides and other visible mistakes, this is what your drawing should result to. You can feel free to add this onto any drawing where glass has been impacted. Thanks so much for viewing this tutorial as I had fun with it! Please don't be hesitant to brag with your friends about this tut!