How to Draw a Battery Step by Step

How to Draw a Battery easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. How to draw step by step for beginners and kids.

How to Draw a Battery

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below


You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1 – Draw the Outline of the Pin

Start with an outline of the battery’s main shape without any smaller parts. It will be shaped like a long rectangle with rounded corners like in the example.

Step 2 – Draw the division

For this quick step, add a split in the pin where the two sides will be different colors later. Simply draw it as a vertical line and make one side larger than the other.

Step 3 – Draw positive terminal

Draw the battery anode as a small bump on the shorter side of the divider from the previous step. Create the shape as shown in the example with rounded corners on the face facing outwards.

Step 4 – Draw the negative terminal

On the longer end of the split, add a negative terminal. Make it much taller but also much flatter than the positive one.

Step 5 – Draw Plus & Minus Sign & Finish Line Drawing

On the positive side of the battery, draw a small circle and draw a plus sign inside it. On the negative side again draw a circle of the same size and draw a minus sign inside it.

Once done with the plus/minus symbols, you can trace your drawings with a black pen, marker, or bold them with a pencil. Just make sure you’re happy with your drawing before doing so.

Step 6 – Color the battery

For coloring pin crayons or water-based paints can be a good choice. In this case, the plus side of the battery will be yellow/orange and the minus side will be dark gray. Of course, you can use other color combinations if you like. For smaller details, such as the plus/minus symbol, you can go with the color from the opposite end of the pin for the circles and the same color as the face of the dough for the plus/minus. You can make both the anode and cathode a light gray color.

You can optionally add a long accent that runs along the top of the battery to show that it has a smooth reflective surface. You can outline the highlight with a very light pencil before you paint it so you don’t accidentally slip it. You’ll want to color around it at first, and then you can also glide over the highlight with colors similar to the parts of the battery that it overlaps. This way the highlights won’t be too bright.

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