# How to Draw a Heart

Sometimes the simple things are the hardest to draw. A heart shape, for example—deceptively simple, but it's so easy to mess it up! In this tutorial I will show you how to draw a perfectly symmetrical heart step by step. Show your love for someone by drawing them a perfect little heart!

## 1. How to Draw a Heart

### Step 1

Draw two identical circles side by side.

### Step 2

Cross them with two lines to divide them into quarters.

### Step 3

Draw a line under the circles, connecting their vertical middle lines.

### Step 4

Draw another line down from the middle of it. It should be slightly shorter than the diameter of the circles.

### Step 5

Draw a horizontal line below, and enclose it with two vertical lines touching the sides of the circles.

### Step 6

Divide each half of the "rectangle" into halves, and make the line under the circles longer.

### Step 7

Draw a horizontal line in the middle of the inner rectangle.

### Step 8

Divide the extension of the line under the circles into thirds.

### Step 9

Draw the outline of the heart through the guide lines:

### Step 10

Draw a huge circle almost covering the heart, slightly shifted to the right.

### Step 11

Draw two more circles on its top and bottom. The top one should be bigger.

### Step 12

Outline the circles.

### Step 13

Outline the upper part of the heart.

### Step 14

Sketch the oval base of the pulmonary artery.

### Step 15

Sketch its general shape and direction.

### Step 16

Add some thickness in the branching.

### Step 17

Draw both ends of the artery.

### Step 18

"Copy" the side of the base oval all along the guide lines to figure out the final shape.

### Step 19

Outline the artery.

### Step 20

Draw the aorta using the same method:

### Step 21

The aorta has some branching on top:

### Step 22

Don't forget about the vena cava!

### Step 23

Add some pulmonary veins to make the heart more detailed.

### Step 24

Add some small arteries and veins on the surface of the heart.

## 2. How to Finish a Drawing of a Heart

### Step 1

Outline the basic shape of the heart.

### Step 2

Outline the "pipes".

### Step 3

Add some thickness to the openings of the pipes.

### Step 4

Draw the base of the pipes.

### Step 5

Outline the blood vessels.

### Step 7

By adding more lines on the surface of the heart, you can make it look darker.

## So Pretty!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you want to keep drawing other things, check out one of these:

Oh, and don't forget to check the date of this post!