As a kid, I was obsessed with rubric cubes. Even today, it’s one of the few things that can hold my attention for longer than 10 minutes, other than drawing. This is why I decided that it would be a great idea to add a guide on how to draw a cube.
What I particularly like about this cube drawing is that it makes use of straight lines. Additionally, a collection of smaller shapes end up fitting together to make a larger shape.
So, with that being the case, I think it’s time we delve straight into this guide on how to draw a cube.
As I have mentioned before, reference images are essential for newbie artists. They serve as a visual guide but also a physical one.
I often advise beginners to map out their drawings line by line on their reference image.
Via practice, you’ll be able to use this skill with your mind and that will make it much easier for you to draw complex objects and subjects.
For this cube drawing, the angle of this image enables us to draw 3 sections or quadrants. This is perfect because we don’t want to waste our time with a flat drawing right now.
Steps For Drawing A Cube
Let’s begin this cube drawing with a Y-Shaped line.
Start with a straight line around the center of your page.
At the top, add two lines that go off in opposite directions forming a Y-shape.
Now, let’s add a parallel line at the bottom of your cube that matches the length of the upper lines.
This will connect to the long vertical line at the bottom. Make sure the two parallel points of these lines are in line with each other.
Connect both of these lines with a straight line.
Once you’ve done this, add two horizontal lines inside your square of an equal distance.
This will leave you with three rectangle shapes of an equal size.
Repeat the above step except you will be adding vertical lines inside your complete square.
This will also be at an equal distance from each other.
Make sure these straight lines are slanted right. This will create an angular appearance to your left side of the cube drawing.
Simply repeat the exact same steps you did previously for the right side of your cube drawing.
Make sure there’s a total of three vertical and horizontal quadrants made up of squares.
In the final step, I simply added two straight lines that met in line with the main vertical line of our cube. This completed the upper portion of your cube that looks more like a diamond.
Add your inner vertical and horizontal lines that connect with the same lines on either side of your cubes.
By doing this, you will automatically create squares, thus, completing your cube drawing.
To complete this rubric cube drawing, I added some colors to all the sides of the cube according to the reference image above.
However, you have complete control over what colors you would like to use on your cube drawing.
In this case, it was red, yellow and blue.
With that being said, I hope you enjoyed this article on how to draw a cube. Let me know if you would like for me to cover a specific drawing in the future by commenting below.
Additionally, check out some of my other fun, simple and easy drawing tutorials that are linked below.