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You Will Need
- Graphite pencil
- Ruler (optional)
Draw a horizontal rectangle
Draw a horizontal rectangle to represent the sofa base.
Add a second horizontal rectangle
Add a second horizontal rectangle of the same size above the first, but slant the short lines slightly inward. Top it with a third rectangle, with the short lines slanted slightly outward for back cushions.
Draw tall, thin rectangles
Draw tall, thin rectangles adjacent to each side of the sofa base to represent its arms.
Connect the arms' top outer points to the large upper rectangle with straight lines, repeating the inward angle of the middle rectangle to show perspective.
Indicate cushions by drawing straight vertical lines to divide the sofa back and seat into two or three sections. Then draw a horizontal line slightly below the seat cushions and stretch it across the length of the original rectangle.
Soften and define the shape
Soften and define the shape of the sofa's back, adding small half-circles on top of the tall rectangles to detail the arms.
Add details such as cushion buttons, legs, pillows or fabric patterns.
Erase and shade
Erase unwanted lines. Then shade the sofa's shadowed areas to create a comfortable and cozy looking spot to stretch out and let the cares of the world slip away.