How to Draw a Mug for Beginners

Greetings, everyone! To learn how to draw a mug for beginners, follow along with this drawing tutorial.

To learn how to draw various objects and animals, you must first practice drawing simple objects, such as a mug, in order to progress.

This is exactly what we will be doing during this drawing lesson. The drawing of a cup is a good starting point for learning about symmetrical relationships. This will serve as an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of drawing.

In the winter, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea in your favorite mug. Outside the window, it is cold and snowing, but inside the house, it is warm and cozy. Mugs come in a variety of materials such as glass, porcelain, clay, and so on.

The drawing of the cup is a relatively simple drawing that even a novice artist can complete successfully. It all comes down to circles and lines at the end of the day.

How to Draw a Mug in Easy 3 Methods

Method 1:

Step 1: Draw the top part

Draw the top part

Draw an oval on the top of the sheet; this will serve as the top edge of the circle as well as the top of the oval. However, we do sharpen the ends because they are not rounded otherwise.

Step 2: Draw the shape of the cup

Draw the shape of the cup

Draw slightly downward curved lines to the left and right of the oval, and then connect them with a straight line to form a circle around the oval. The bottom of the mug will be made of this.

Step 3: Start drawing the handle

Start drawing the handle

Draw a small semi-oval arc on the right side of the page.

Step 4: Complete the handle

Complete the handle

Using the same method, draw a large arc.

Step 5: Color the drawing

Color the drawing

We ultimately decided on the color blue. However, you can create your own drawing and color it with any colored pencils you want.

Method 2:

Step 1: Draw the Sides of the Mug

Draw the Sides of the Mug

Beginning with a pair of vertical lines for the mug’s side, trace around the mug. This will assist you in determining its height and width.

Step 2: Draw the Bottom

Draw the Bottom

The bottom of the mug should have a curved shape that connects the two straight lines from earlier.

Step 3: Draw the Top

Draw the Top

Draw the top of the mug in such a way that the overall shape is somewhat similar to an oval shape. Assemble the upper curve in such a way that it connects to each of the sides of the triangle.

Indent the bottom curve where it comes to an abrupt stop just a hair before it reaches their side. This will assist in demonstrating that the mug’s walls do in fact have a certain thickness to them.

You’ll also want to make the curves at the top of the mug significantly flatter (less rounded/closer to a straight line) than the curves that define the mug’s bottom (which should be significantly flatter).

Step 4: Draw the Outer Shape of the Handle

Draw the Outer Shape of the Handle

Draw the outline of the handle on one side of the mug and place it on the other side. You can make it into the shape shown in the illustrations.

Step 5: Draw the Inner Shape of the Handle & Finish the Line Drawing

Draw the Inner Shape of the Handle & Finish the Line Drawing

With your pencil, draw a second smaller shape inside the outline from the previous step that is similar to the first one but differs slightly at its base (again as shown in the example).

Once you’ve finished drawing the handle, you can trace over it with a black pen, marker, or darker pencil lines to make it more visible. Just make sure that your drawing appears to be in good shape before moving forward.

Step 6: Color the Mug

Color the Mug

A single solid color, which can be pretty much anything you want, can be used for the mug. It will be a light brown/pink color in this instance. This can be done with just about any medium (paints, colored pencils, markers, and so forth…).

Additionally, you can draw a long highlight (light reflections) on one of the mug’s sides before coloring. These will assist in demonstrating that it has a smooth surface.

Fill in the blanks with a regular pencil, using a very light hand, or with the same color as you intend to use for the mug.

Color around it and then lightly go over the highlight with the same color that you used for the mug (so that it isn’t too bright) to complete the design.

You can also use a small amount of shading on the inside of the mug (at the top). Create a slight gradient with the shading, with darker shading at the bottom and lighter shading at the top. Colored pencils are a simple tool for accomplishing this (in this case a brown one).

Method 3:

Step 1:

draw a flat oval

Create a flat oval as a starting point. It is the rim of our mug on the upper edge.

Step 2:

draw two vertical straight lines

Draw two vertical straight lines in the same manner as in our example.

Step 3:

Draw curved draw bottom line

Draw out the bottom of the mug with a slightly curved line using a pencil.

Step 4:

draw handle

Draw out the handle in the same manner as in our example, using two curved lines.

Step 5:

drawing more realistic

Let’s make our drawing more realistic by adding more details. Using hatching, you can create shadows on the mug.


This tutorial demonstrates how to draw a mug that is fairly common in appearance and is frequently used for hot beverages such as coffee.

Even though the mug in this case is fairly plain, it can be made more interesting by adding some writing or a picture to it, as shown here.

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