How to draw a jar in just six simple steps.
You can learn the basic skills for drawing a jar just by breaking it down into basic shapes.
We have taken those basic shapes and split them into separate, easy-to-follow steps, so you can quickly become an expert at drawing jars.
While there are many types of jars, we think a Mason Jar like this one is perfect for brushing up your drawing skills.
And it makes a great wall art Mother’s day gift. Just add some flowers to it.
Now grab your short list of supplies to start your jar drawing.
Materials For How to Draw A Jar
- Sheet of paper
- Pencil sharpener
- Colored pencils
How To Draw A Jar Step-By-Step Instructions
Step 1. Draw The Sides And Bottom Of The Jar
In this first easy step, draw two straight lines that run vertically. These will be the sides of the jar.
Now make a straight horizontal across the bottom of the jar and curve the ends upward where they connect to the sides.
Step 2. Add The Jar’s Lid
The lid sits at the top of the jar and it is a rectangle shape. Draw it so it is centered between the sides, but not as wide as the sides.
Step 3. Connect The Sides To The Lid
First, draw two short lines that come down from the lid. They are set just inside the rectangle, not flush.
Then you will draw diagonal lines from the end of the short lines, to where they meet the sides.
Step 4. Clean up The Lines
For this easy step, just erase the unnecessary lines on the sides of the jar.
Step 5. Draw Threads For The Lid of The Jar
To make the lid threads on the neck of the bottle, draw very thin rectangles. Curve the short ends of the rectangles just slightly.
Step 6. Draw The Jar’s Reflections
Glass jars have reflections in them. So to draw in the reflections, make one crescent shape at the bottom that starts more than half way past the center and extends up the jar at about the same height.
You’ll draw a similar shape on the top left side, but this is more of an oval and smaller.
Step 7. Optional- Add Final Details And Color In The Jar
Our jar in the reference image has greenish-blue glass. You can color yours the same, or use different colors
If you don’t wish to color the jar, you can just shade in the reflection areas with lighter greys, as well as color in the threads and the lid with darker greys.
You can also add a banner ribbon to your jar, here’s the drawing tutorial.
Don’t forget to Pin it for later!
- Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.
- Draw The Sides And Bottom Of The Jar With Straight Lines Across And Down
- Add The Jar’s Lid By Drawing A Rectangle
- Connect The Sides To The Lid With Two Curves And Diagonal Lines
- Erase The Leftover Lines From The Sides
- Draw Threads For The Lid of The Jar Which Are Thin Rectangles
- Draw The Jar’s Reflections As Two Crescent Shapes
- Optional- Add Final Details And Color In The Jar