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Uploaded: October 4, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 5, 2008
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Now that I should you how to draw a window and some candles, I will now teach you how to draw a couch. And with this tutorial that will make it my third out of the ordinary lesson for you to draw. I know it is kind of odd to do a tutorial on a couch, but I know that this object is something that is used in everyday life. People use couches to sit on, they turn into sofa beds which is a bed built into the couch and it is usually folded up and hidden under the cushions. If you don’t have a sofa bed than just a blanket and pillow will do as you lay and relax. The couch is sometimes called a sofa and they come as big and as small as you want. A love seat is built to seat two people, and full size couch or sofa seats three or more, and then you have the sectional which is a couch that is sectioned off in four or more pieces. There is also the futon that acts as a couch but then folds out into a single or full sized bed. Couches are pieces of furniture that are upholstered in either fabric or leather. They are placed in living rooms, dens, family rooms, and a lounge. You will also find a sofa in the office of almost every psychiatrist, and sometimes in waiting rooms of hospitals, lawyer offices, and salons or beauty parlors. Now it is said that the first couch or sofa was created back in the 17th century. These early pieces of furniture (such as the couch) used to be stuffed with feathers, horse hair and other types of fillers that maintained a cushioned feel. Later as the years progressed and mankind became more educated, the standered filling switched from feathers and horse hair, to plastic foam and water. Now days we use sofa foam to fill our couch cushions and beds. The couch has evolved into something more beautiful and well used piece of furniture that has ever been created. Without a couch we would be sitting on floors or kitchen chairs when we want to relax to read a book or watch TV. This tutorial will show you how to draw a standard couch step by step. Though it may not look comfy, it still serves the purpose of teaching you how to draw one. I will be back with other awesome tutorials but for now follow the steps to tackle this free online drawing lesson with ease.

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How to Draw a Couch

how to draw a couch step 1

STEP 1.

Okay the first step to drawing a couch is to get out your ruler. You will need to do this only if you have a problem with drawing straight lines. Once you are ready you will draw out the shape of the couch which has a rectangle frame as shown here. You will then draw a line in the middle which will be a separation line for the cushions and the the back of the couch.
 
how to draw a couch step 2

STEP 2.

Now you will then sketch in the shapes of the back padded cushions which are sectioned off in three pieces. After you do that add some more dash line to prepare your sofa for the arms. Make three long dashes for each cushion and then start adding the lining for the bottom of the couch where the legs will be placed.
 
how to draw a couch step 3

STEP 3.

Now in this step you will notice that your couch is looking more like a couch. You will now sketch in the shape of the left back cushion and then draw in some pillows on each end. add the cushion separation lines for the seating pads and then add the legs as well.
 
how to draw a couch step 4

STEP 4.

This is your last drawing step and what you will do is draw a wavy line along the back of the seating cushions to make the sofa looked used and comfortable. You will then clean up your sketch by erasing the guidelines that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a couch step 5

STEP 5.

This is what your end product should look like when you are done. As you can see you have just leaned how to draw a couch step by step. All you need to do now is color the sofa to your l;liking. I will be back with more tutorials in a bit. What you can do is tackle something else until my return.