How to draw the planets of the solar system (+ coloring)

The space attracts not only scientists. It is an eternal theme for drawing. We can’t see everything with our own eyes, of course. But photos and videos which were taken by the astronauts defies our imagination.

We’ll try to depict the space in our instruction. This lesson is simple, but it will help a child to understand the location of each planet.

You need:
1

Main circle

Draw a large circle on the right side of the sheet first. If you don’t have a compass, you can circle a round object.

Main circle

2

Orbits

Draw the planets’ orbits from the center, which are at the same distance from each other.

Orbits

3

Central part

The circles become gradually bigger. They will not fully fit, of course, that’s why draw the semi-circles.

Central part

Planets’ orbits never intersect, otherwise they will collide to each other.

Central part

4

Finish the orbits' drawing

The entire sheet of paper should be covered with the semi-circles. We know only nine planets. But what if the far away orbits have also celestial bodies that move in the most distant orbits.

Finish the orbits' drawing

5

Sun

Make the central circle a little bit less and circle it with the help of the thick line to let the Sun stand out in the background of another orbits.

Sun

6

Mercury, Venus and Earth

Now we start drawing the planets. You should arrange them in a certain order. Every planet has its own orbit. The Mercury goes near the Sun, the Venus is on the second orbit behind the Mercury, the third planet is the Earth.

Mercury, Venus and Earth

7

Mars, Saturn and Neptune

The Mars is near the Earth. It’s a little bit smaller than the Earth. Leave the fifth orbit vacant. The following circles are the Saturn and the Neptune. These celestial bodies are called the planets-giants because they are ten times bigger than the Earth.

Mars, Saturn and Neptune

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Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto

Another planet is between the Saturn and the Neptune – it’s the Uranus. Draw it from the side in order the images can’t be in touch.

Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto

The biggest planet of the Solar system is the Jupiter. That’s why we’ll draw it aside, away from the other planets. Add the smallest celestial body on the ninth orbit – it’s the Pluto.

Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto

9

Saturn's rings

The Saturn is known for its rings which are around it. Draw a few ovals in the center of the planet. Draw rays of different sizes which go from the Sun.

Saturn's rings

10

Planets' surfaces

The surface of each planet is not the same. Even the Sun has different shades and black spots. Draw the surface with the help of the circles and the semicircles on each planet.

Planets' surfaces

Draw a fog on the Jupiter’s surface. There are often the sandstorms on this planet and it’s covered with clouds.

Planets' surfaces

The last details are the concentric circles on the Sun. Draw the shadow on some planets, separating it with the help of the semi-circle. You can also draw the Earth’s satellite near it – the Moon.

Planets' surfaces

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Coloring

The space is dark blue. The Sun is yellow, the Mercury is grey, the Venus and the Jupiter are brown. The Earth is green-blue. The Mars is red, the Neptune is green, The Saturn is of a sand color and its rings are white or light blue because they are icy. The Uranus is blue and the Neptune is grey-black. You can also add other details: stars, comets and asteroids.

Coloring

We have another interesting offer for you except drawing – color the space online. Be sure, it is a very interesting activity!

Choose how you want to paint.

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Collage of the stages of the space drawing

Collage of the stages of the space drawing



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