how to draw
Cut diamonds, like the one we are drawing today, have so many beautiful facets of different shapes. Symmetry is also an essential feature of a diamond sketch like this.
DRAW THE BASE
OF THE SKETCH
We begin our sketch with a base shape which is an isosceles triangle. Find the very central point of your canvas, and draw a large upside-down isosceles triangle.
IN THE BASE
Simply draw a vertical line down the center of your triangle shape.
The line should extend up above the triangle a little way.
Begin by drawing a vertical line on each endpoint of the base triangle. These lines should extend up to be in line with the central division line that you drew in the previous step.
Begin at the mid-division line, and use short lines that slope down towards the end.
From the top edges, you drew in the last step, begin to draw cutting edge lines that are mirrored around the central dividing line.
Using short straight lines begin to create geometrical shapes that extend from the top shape of the diamond to the sides of the triangle.
ADDING TO THE
From the center of the top diamond shape, take two lines down and out towards the side of the triangle shape. These lines should end just before the edge of the triangle.
You can now finish the facet shapes at the top of your realistic diamond drawing. Connect each of the cut lines with the edge cuts you drew in the previous step.
Begin by taking a line down from the meeting point of your three main diamond-shaped facets, and then use two angled lines to join them together with the bottom points of the facets.
In this step, you are going to finish off the bottom of this last section by drawing five narrow rhombus shapes.
FILLING IN THE
Begin with two lines that extend down from two of the narrow rhombus shapes from the last step that ends at the bottom point of the diamond sketch.
ADD THE 1ST
COAT OF COLOR
We begin our coloring process using a bright cyan blue shade. Use a regular paintbrush and fill the entire shape of your diamond drawing with this color.
You are going to need a soft blending brush and some white paint. Add a generous amount of highlighting to each segment of your diamond sketch, covering almost half of each shape.
Find a slightly darker shade of cyan paint, and use a small blending brush to add a shadow to the edges of each facet.
ou are going to require darker blue paint and a small soft brush. Use this color to carefully trace the edges of each cut facet, as you did in the previous step.
You can now use a small blending brush and your dark blue paint to trace the outlines of each facet. This will enhance the structure.
To finish your easy diamond drawing, you can now erase the outlines. If you are using a digital tablet, you can simply remove the outline layer.
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