Our eyes can only see seven curved bands that blend softly from one to the next, even though rainbows contain upwards of 1 million colors.
Even the most straightforward exercise, such as making the lines of the bands as even as possible and filling them in the correct ordering, should be sufficient to practice for every lesson.
We will demonstrate how to draw a rainbow in our tutorial rather than drawing the entire rainbow. Drawing these bands is always easier when they are wider since the closer view allows for just a bit of space between them.
It creates an exciting look to have the composition slightly off-center rather than having it all centered. All right, let’s do this!
Draw a horizon using a line on the bottom of the paper.
As you begin drawing the topmost layer, draw a curved line on the left side of the paper and then a curve on the right side.
To the curve already drawn, draw two parallel curves.
Draw two additional parallel and even curves below the already drawn curves.
Let’s finish by drawing two more parallel lines.
To make the rainbow look more natural, draw bushes around it.
Draw some beautiful flowers along the horizon.
Draw a butterfly and a cloud in the sky.
The rainbow is ready for you to be joyful as soon as you fill it with colors.
Draw lines will initially look like half circles because they are so curved and rounded. You can simplify this process by using a tool like a drawing compass.
Adding this second line closely under the first one will require you to draw another curve parallel to the first one; once again, you can use an aid such as a drawing compass.
To make the rainbow, you need to add two more curved lines.
The two new lines will be slightly closer to each other than the other lines, but you can still add them to the rainbow using your compass.
Before you begin the final details of your rainbow drawing, you have a few more lines to draw.
Adding the last line is no different from the steps in the previous guides. Your rainbow is complete now, so you can start finishing it up.
A few clouds will be added to your rainbow. Draw some rounded lines around the cloud shapes using your pencil. It’ll look like when the cloud passes over the rainbow. You will add color to the drawing after we finish the drawing.
If there are any lines inside the cloud shapes in the rainbow, you can first erase them before finishing up the details of this rainbow drawing guide.
Following the erase of these lines, there are a few options available to you. To create a strong outline for your rainbow drawing, you could use a pen to go over all the lines.
In this final step, we will finish off our rainbow drawing with some color shading!
Make your rainbow’s base fluffy with fluffy clouds. The lines should be short, curved, and overlapped.
Again, use short, curved lines for the clouds on the other side.
Create a sketch of the upper side of the rainbow. Make a long, curved line that connects one cloud group with another.
Under the first curve, draw another. A slightly smaller line should be drawn parallel to your first line. In this way, you are outlining the band of color in the rainbow.
Create the second band of color by drawing a third curved line.
The third band of color is created by drawing a fourth curved line.
Include two more bands of color by drawing two more curved lines.
In addition to the rainbow above and below, draw two more curved lines. Your rainbow should now be correctly colored.
Drawing additional clouds will give your picture a sense of depth and texture. Create a range of curved lines from long to short.
Fill your rainbow with colors. Which rainbow color should you create? Do you want it to be natural, or will you make it all pink? Blue only? Would you prefer white fluffy clouds or dark and foreboding ones? It’s all up to you.
Our short guide on how to draw a rainbow is now complete! Creating this rainbow with us has been colorfully fun!
This drawing may look difficult and intricate with curved lines so closely together, but taking it in small steps becomes much more accessible!
Add your elements, details, and backgrounds to this drawing to make it even better.