how to draw a human heart

How to Draw a Human Heart

Step 1.

Okay let's start this lesson on the human heart shall we? First draw some guidelines and shapes so that we have a nice workable frame to use. Start with a circle for the heart, and then draw the bottom part of the heart which houses the cardiac muscle. The three horizontal line you see drawn are going to be the tubes for the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, and the left atrium. The lump you see drawn will be for the aorta.

Step 2.

Okay, draw out the actual shape of the aorta as well as the tubes that come from this part of the heart. You will then draw out the shape for the pulmonary artery as you see here.

Step 3.

Now, sketch out the shape of the superior vena cava which is the vase looking tube that is all by itself. Next draw the four tubes. The top tube is a part of the pulmonary artery, and the last three are the pulmonary veins that are located on the left hand side. Next sketch out the outer shape of the heart on the left hand side which is also part of the cardiac muscle, and then draw in the veins that are on the hearts surface. Lastly you will draw the tube for the inferior vena cava which is located right underneath the lower left side of the heart.

Step 4.

This is your last drawing step and all you have to do is draw out the remaining actual shape of the human heart and then draw in the surface veins. Lastly, draw the tubes for the pulmonary vein and the left atrium. Erase all the guidelines that are visible to clean up your drawing of the human heart.

Step 5.

When you are done with this lesson on "how to draw a human heart step by step", it should come out looking like the one you see here. Color it in and that is it!

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Uploaded: October 8, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 10, 2009
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Artist comments

Hello, today is Friday and that means no more school for a few days. I will start the day with a lesson on some human anatomy. I wanted to sketch out one of the most important organs of our bodies because I feel that it is not only important to draw, but it is also important to learn about. What in the world am I talking about you ask? Well, I am talking about the human heart. Learning “how to draw a human heart step by step”, will enable you to draw the heart accurately when it comes to science projects, or just plain out art designs. The heart is as you know basically a pump. This pump is just a hunk of muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Do you know how many times the human heart beats per minute? Our hearts beat on average, seventy two times per minute. The heart is also one of the main parts of the body that literally keeps you alive. Without your heart, your body will no longer have the ability to pump blood throughout your entire body as well as remove waste that your body does not need. Our brain requires oxygen and glucose, and without it, we will loose consciousness. Every muscle on our bodies need six things to contract in a normal way; oxygen, glucose, amino acids, sodium, calcium, and potassium. The heart is also a muscle, which means the heart pumps these very same things to itself as well. Without those six components, the heart will stop pumping, and our entire body shuts down in very little time. The heart that I drew is what your heart basically looks like. The bag pipe looking area right on the top of the heart is called your aorta, and so on and so forth. In the tutorial steps on “how to draw a human heart”, I will tell you what each part is that you are about to draw. We as people should take care of our hearts by getting enough exercise, eating right, and relaxing. The human heart is not something that can be reckoned with, and we are only born with one. Unlike the liver our heart cannot rejuvenate itself. Instead, if our hearts become bad, we have to get them replaced if thats applicable. I hope you guys learned something new with this lesson, I will be back in a jiffy with more drawing fun. Peace out guys and remember, take care of your heart.