How to draw Buddha easily?
Who is Buddha?
Is it just a chubby statue that you see in some restaurants? In fact, he was a real person. He was born between 600 and 400 BC in what is now Nepal.
The term "Buddha" is not a name. It is a title which means "the awakened one"; his real name was Gautama. He traveled across Asia in search of enlightenment and the meaning of life. His followers continued to spread his teachings, and so the religion known as Buddhism was born.
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Today, Buddha statues can be found all over the world. Large statues occupy temples in Japan and other Asian countries. As people moved around the world, they brought their traditions with them. You can now find small, portable Buddha statues in any country around the world, even for sale at a local store.
Do you want to draw Buddha?
This simple, progressive drawing tutorial is designed to help you do so, using simple shapes and lines. You will only need a pencil, a sheet of paper and an eraser. You can also color in your finished design.
If you liked this tutorial, also check out the following drawing guides or mandals
Guide PDF (clickable link)
Step by step instructions to draw the Buddha
1. Start by drawing an oval. This will help you shape the top of the Buddha's head.
2. Under the oval, circle another ovular shape with a long, curved line. This forms the lower part of the Buddha's face.
3. Erase the guide line between the two digits.
4. Sketch in the hair of the Buddha. To do this, draw short curved lines connecting the outside of the ovular shapes and encompassing the area where the two ovals met. Then, draw a long curved line connecting these two points inside the figure. Notice that the line is shaped like an "M".
5. draw the hair bun on the head of Buddha. Use a curved line to surround an oval shape disappearing behind the top of the head.
6. draw the ears. circle the ears using a set of overlapping curved lines. Erase the guide lines if necessary. Inside the ear, enclose a narrow drop shape. 6. draw the ears. circle the ears using a set of overlapping curved lines. Erase the guide lines if necessary. Inside the ear, enclose a narrow teardrop shape.
7. Detail and texture the hair. To do this, draw small circles of different sizes. According to some legends, this texture is not hair at all, but tiny snails that covered the Buddha's head to keep him cool while he meditated under the scorching sun.
8. extend two curved lines down from the head, forming the neck. Notice how the lines curve outward in opposite directions. Detail the contour of the throat using a short, curved line.
9. draw the face of the Buddha. Shade two thick curvy shapes to form the eyebrows. Under the eyebrows, circle each eyelid with two curved lines. Shade the bottom row thickly. Extend a pair of lines to form the nose, and complete the shape using two curved lines.Use three curved lines to surround the lips, and another small curved line under the mouth to add depth to the chin
10. Color the Buddha. Buddha statues can be made of shiny gold, or they can be stone - gray, brown, or even covered in green moss