Do you struggle with drawing stars, especially freehand? In this post I show you how to draw a star freehand and the secret to get it to look nice and even very time. 🙂
How to Draw a Star: Video Drawing Tutorial
When drawing stars, they often come out wonky and lopsided… It was the same for me, until I figured out this secret to get them to look even and symmetrical. 🙂 I share with you this secret in the video tutorial and in the step-by-step image tutorial below. No more wonky stars!
Common Mistakes When Drawing Stars
If you are like me (and most people!), your freehand stars come out looking like this:
I struggled with this for years!
I’ve seen people on YouTube videos draw perfect stars… So I said to myself, “There HAS to be a way to learn how to do this. I can learn it!”
I decided to take a “scientific” approach, and figure out what makes the stars so special, why they are so hard to draw, and how I too can draw a perfect star freehand.
What I discovered is that the stars are special, because:
- everything in a star aligns
- this amazing shape fits into a circle
- all the sides of the star are the same size
Those things are hard to draw by eye, especially if you don’t know what to look for.
BUT… once you DO know what to look for, you can train your eye and your hand to memorize the shape of the star, so you can draw it without thinking!
That’s exactly what I did. And it works perfectly.
How to Draw a Star: Step-by-step Image Tutorial
When drawing stars, follow these steps and keep these alignments in mind:
In the live video tutorial, I show you the above steps and alignments in action. And I talk you through my thought process as I draw each point of the star.
I truly hope this is useful to you, and I KNOW that with practice it will get you to near-perfect stars. 🙂
Free Printable Worksheet (PDF)
One part of drawing perfect stars freehand is knowing the alignments. But the other part is having “muscle memory” for drawing stars.
What I mean is that, you hand needs to know what it feels like to draw an even star.
To achieve this, you just need to draw a good-looking star over and over. I created this worksheet that will get you practicing stars from the easiest method to more complex. Do it a few times, and your hand will memorize the movement of drawing good stars.
Then you will no longer need the guides and the dots, and will be able to just follow the “muscle memory”.
Free Printable Drawing Game (PDF)
Ok sounds good. But let’s make it fun!
After you practice drawing a star a few times, here is a drawing game to get you drawing while having fun. The kids will love it too!
Fill the Universe with different stars. 😀 And color it in afterwards! Who doesn’t like a good coloring page, hey.
How did your Universe come out?
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I absolutely love your website! Your coloring pages have helped me unwind after a long day. And to find out you have tutorials also?! That’s fantastic news.
That’s so awesome, Caitlen! Thank you for your kind words. I am actually working on a website update to make it look even nicer and to organize the tutorials better. I am so glad you are enjoying my drawings and teaching!
hey! I’m Ritisha, daughter of Sohini Saha. Drawing stars in this way reeealy helped me! Love from, India.
P.S i have already MASTERED the art of kawaii!
Wonderful, I am so glad it helped you draw stars. 🙂 Thank you for your comment!
Wow, thank you this really helped me
That’s so awesome, Erika! I am glad. 🙂
Hi Tatyana! That is a very helpful video about stars. It is so hard to teach to children but the letter ‘V’ makes is simpler and easier to remember. Thank you!
Hi Diane, I am so glad the video is helpful! I aimed to make the drawing process as simple as possible, and to relate it to things we already know (like letter “V”). That helped me learn, and wanted to pass it on. 😀 Thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know!
Hi Tatyana, thanks for your tutorials! They’re keeping my daughter and me busy and learning 🙂
Hi Oleny, that’s wonderful! Drawing with your child is so deeply special. My son often sits with me as I draw, and he says, “Mummy, we are working together”. Aweeee! To me, it’s like living my dream. 😀 I’ll see if I can catch a photo of this, hehe. I will keep making tutorials, cause we all have an image to share. My job is to provide the tools. 🙂
Hi! from Pa!!
Hi Lisa!! So glad you could tune in 🙂 Thank you so much for the support!!
Thank you Sarah! 🙂