How to Draw a Message in a Bottle
Young artists will stay engaged while learning how to draw a message in a bottle in today’s art lesson.
Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a message in a bottle. This easy message in a bottle instruction guide is perfect for young students looking to get started with drawing.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 30 minutes, but the drawing process can actually take more time if extra details are drawn such as sea creatures and other elements.
Art making is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to reference. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Message in a Bottle Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This tutorial will instruct you how to draw a message in a bottle. We will draw attention to the shapes of each part and types of contours drawn ensuring that the drawing looks convincing.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw The Body Of The Bottle
First, draw the body of the bottle by forming the shape similar to the illustration.
Form The Lip Of The Bottle
Form the lip of the bottle by drawing a curved shape attached to the bottleneck
Add The Cork
Add the cork by creating a cylinder.
Draw The Roll Of Parchment
Let’s start drawing the parchment paper inside the bottle! First, draw the roll of the parchment paper by making a spiral line.
Form The Inner Shape Of The Parchment
Now, draw small lines as shown to form the inner part of the rolled up parchment.
Draw The Rest Of The Parchment
Next, let’s draw the rest of the parchment inside the bottle by forming the shape as shown.
Add A String
Add a string tied to the parchment paper by creating two thin curved shapes.
Draw The Water
Let’s draw ripples in the water by creating wavy lines surrounding the bottle. Don’t forget to draw the horizon line by making a horizontal line.
Complete The Message In A Bottle Drawing
Let’s add colors to our message in a bottle drawing! First, use an orange crayon to color the cork. Next, shade the edges of the bottle lightly with a light blue crayon and the center of the bottle with a white crayon. Now, color the outer part of the parchment with light yellow crayon and the inner part with a light brown crayon. Shade the string tied to the parchment using a red crayon. Then, fill in the water with a blue crayon. Make sure to shade the part of the bottle submerged in water lightly using blue crayon. Finally, color the sky with a light blue crayon.
How to Draw a Message in a Bottle PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Message in a Bottle. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!