How To Draw A Hammer Step By Step

This tutorial shows you how to draw a hammer in a few short steps. 

A hammer is a useful tool for getting many jobs done. And it would be hard to find a toolbox that doesn’t have one.

Different materials are used to make hammers, especially the handle. 

For our drawing tutorial, we will make a wood one just because when it comes to the finishing touches, we think creating a wood grain texture can be a lot of fun. 

Let’s grab our short supply list and get started with this fun lesson.

Some other tutorials for simple drawings you may want to check out are this one of a house key and a glass jar.

Materials For How to Draw A 

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Optional Materials

  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils

Step By Step Tutorial For How To Draw A Hammer

each phase of the steps for how to draw a hammer. steps are distinguished by dotted lines to be drawn.

Step 1. Draw The Handle Of The Hammer

dotted rectangle drawn for first step in hammer drawing

The first step is to make the end of the handle. For this, you will draw a rectangle shape.

Step 2. Make The Top Of The Handle

top of handle drawn

The hammer has a long handle split into two parts. The first part, called the grip, is the wooden handle you drew in the previous step.

Now the next portion is metal, a bit thinner, and extends from the grip.

So draw two parallel lines that are narrower than the handle’s grip, and then draw a straight line across the top.

Step 3. Add The Head Of The Hammer 

head of hammer attached to handle

Draw a rectangle to make the base of the hammer’s head and connect it to the top of the handle. 

Step 4. Draw The Neck Of The Hammer’s Head

neck is a rectangle attached base of head

For the fourth step of your hammer drawing, make the neck part of the head.

This small rectangle attaches to the right side of the base of the hammer’s head.

Step 5. Make The Face of The Hammer

face of hammer's head shown in dotted lines

The neck connects to the wider surface of the face, which is also a rectangle. 

Step 6. Draw The Claw Of The Hammer

curved lines show claw of hammer

The part of the head that removes the nails has a rather specific shape. It is called a peen. 

This claw like shape has a fairly smooth curve. So draw two curved lines from the top of the base of the head.

The curve on top extends a little higher than the head base, and the second curve meets the top one, but they don’t make a sharp point. So the two curves stop just short of that.

Step 7.  Add Curves To The Handle

curves drawn

For the final step of your hammer drawing, soften the handle outline by adding some curves.

At the top and bottom lines of the metal part of the handle, draw diagonal lines that meet the handle’s base and the head. These lines are somewhat curved inward. 

Now draw more curved lines where the base of the head of the handle meets the neck.

Step 8. Clean Up Unnecessary Lines In The Hammer Drawing

outline of hammer drawing

Erase the vertical lines from the previous step where you now have curves.

Step 9. Optional- Add Final Details To The Hammer

To add fun, finishing touches to the hammer, you can add texture details like the wood grain effect of the handle.

You can also color it or add some shading and highlighting, like in the reference image. 

Some background ideas might be adding a toolbox, hand tools, or a picture frame with a nail.

Or how about making the hammer hang in the loop of a tool belt? Just have fun with it!

How To Draw A Hammer Step By Step

A tutorial for learning how to draw a hammer. This fun, step by step guide shows the easy way to make a hammer drawing just using basic shapes.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Tools

  • Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.

Instructions

  1. Draw A rectangle To Make The Handle Of The Hammer
  2. Make The Top Of The Handle With Parallel Lines
  3. Add A rectangle On Top For The Head Of The Hammer
  4. Draw The Neck Of The Hammer’s Head Next To The Head’s Base
  5. Make The Face of The Hammer Attached To The Neck As A Medium-sized Rectangle
  6. Draw The Claw Of The Hammer With Arched Lines At The Back
  7. Add Curves To The Handle At The Top And Bottom Of The Thinner Portion
  8. Clean Up Unnecessary Lines In The Hammer Drawing
  9. Optional- Add Final Details To The Hammer

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