How to draw a frame for the picture (+ coloring)

Paintings in beautiful frames are striking with their beauty. And if it’s easy to draw a picture, it seems to be a difficult task to draw a frame for it.

We will explain and show you how to draw a frame for a picture, a photo or a drawing in our instruction. Follow the instruction and you will succeed.

You need:
1

Basis

We draw a basis in a form of a rectangle or a square. You can choose a form that you like.

Basis

2

Border

You can mark a border inside, in the area where the frame ends. Try to make the corners on one line.

Border

3

Corners

Draw the corners in the form of diagonal lines.

Corners

They go to the opposite directions on one line.

Corners

The lower lines must continue the upper ones.

Corners

You can use a ruler and draw the diagonal lines. Then erase the extra lines and leave only the corners.

Corners

4

Inner part

There must be one more rectangle inside, because the wood’s connections make these lines.

Inner part

There is one more rectangle between this line and the border.Don’t press on your pencil when drawing it.

Inner part

5

Volume

Draw the rectangles at a very small distance from each other to give some volume to the frame.

Volume

Leave the small part of the frame blank, this part is near the basis. The patterns will be there.

Volume

6

Upper and lower patterns

Draw the patterns with the help of small curved lines.Their inclination must be on one side.

Upper and lower patterns

The lines are smaller and smaller near the corners. Try not to go beyond the borders. Don’t press while drawing in order to make it possible to erase the detail if it’s wrong.

Upper and lower patterns

7

Correction

Look at your drawing and correct it at this stage. Give the necessary shape to your frame and erase the unnecessary details.

Correction

8

Patterns on the sides

We’ll finish our drawing with the patterns on the left and on the right sides. These lines should be horizontal, but slightly bend up.

Patterns on the sides

9

Coloring

Classic frames are colored into shades of yellow or brown. It’s because it was popular to make golden and wooden frames in the past.

Coloring

Choose your favorite color and try to color the frame online.

Choose how you want to paint.

10

Collage of the stages of the frame drawing

Collage of the stages of the frame drawing



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