How to Draw a Key Step by Step

How to Draw a Key easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.

How to Draw a Key Step by Step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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

Step 1 – Draw the Key’s Tongue & Shoulder

Start by drawing the key’s tongue and shoulders. The blade is the part that will actually go into the keyhole while the shoulders are the sides of the wider part that goes behind.

Draw the blade narrower towards the tip with a flat top and a bottom with a series of bumps/teeth-like shapes running along it. Try and generate slightly random sizes.

Drawing par is that the shoulder resembles a rectangle (opens at the end where it transitions into the blade).

Step 2 – Draw the head

Into the shoulder area, add the key head. Create this loop and draw it in such a way that the shoulder is slightly cut to its shape.

Step 3 – Draw the Hole

Towards the back of the key head, draw a small round hole.

Step 4 – Draw the rims

Make a pair of rims with one going around the hole and one going around the edges of the key head.

Step 5 – Draw Indents & Finish Line Drawing

Inside the outline of the blade draw a little indent as shown in the example. Then make sure you’re happy with your drawing so far. Make any corrections as needed and then mark with a black pen or marker. If you don’t happen to have one of those, you can simply highlight your lines with a pencil.

Step 6 – Color the key

To color the key, you can make it yellow/brown to give it a bit like metallic gold or copper. You can also make the small indented area drawn in the previous step a little darker than the rest of the surface.

A good way to get a similar color is to mix paint or with two coats of crayons (first with yellow and then with a bit of brown on top).

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