How to Draw Earth (4 Different Methods You Should Try)

You will learn how to draw the Earth in this lesson. Drawing the Earth will be a very simple tutorial, but you will end up with a realistic drawing.

There are many amazing places on our planet, including hot deserts, glaciers, forests, and mountains, and most of it is water – the oceans, seas, rivers, and lakes. 

There are a lot of species of flora and fauna on our planet Earth, both of which are extremely diverse.

It is our responsibility to protect the environment, since this is our home. The Earth appears spectacular from space. 

The distant image has blue tints, and we will use two colors in our work – blue and green – at the end of the tutorial. 

Green will highlight land areas, while blue will highlight the world’s oceans.

We will begin our lesson on how to draw the planet Earth easily as soon as you are ready and have your art tools in front of you.

How to Draw the Earth: 4 different Easy Methods

Method 1:

Step 1: Draw the Contours of the Earth

Drawing the Earth begins with drawing a large circle. That circle represents the shape of our planet. Our example shows how to draw the Earth in a perfectly round shape.

Draw the Contours of the Earth

Step 2: Draw the Outline of the Continent

Draw the outline of the continent with long and curved lines. For our example, North America is the continent. Other parts of the globe may be drawn.

Draw the outline of the continent with long and curved lines. For our example, North America is the continent. Other parts of the globe may be drawn.

Step 3: Draw the Second Continent

Make a second continent just below the first. South America is shown here. Add Greenland to the top. In addition to Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, you can draw any other continent.

Draw the Second Continent

Step 4: Make the Final Touches

Compare your drawing with our example of the planet Earth, and look for any errors you can correct. Draw your Earth drawing, and if they aren’t there, color it.

Make the Final Touches

Step 5: Color the Planet Earth Drawing

Blue is the color of the ocean. For the continents, we chose green since we are drawing America. Don’t forget that Greenland (despite its name) should be white, not green.

Color the Planet Earth Drawing

Method 2:

Step 1: Draw Circle Outline The Earth

Draw Circle Outline The Earth

An outline of the Earth is drawn in a circle.

This outline would be best if you could make it a perfect circle. A drawing compass is the best tool to use when drawing a perfect circle.

To draw a perfect circle, you can use this tool with a pen or pencil.

You can always trace around a flat, round object if you don’t have a drawing compass.

As soon as you’ve drawn the outline, it’s time for step 2!

Step 2: Draw the first continent of your Earth drawing

Draw the first continent of your Earth drawing

The continents can now be drawn once you have the outline of your Earth drawing. North America will be the first continent to be covered on the left side of the planet.

For this step, I would recommend using a pencil first and then going over it with a pen once you’re satisfied.

In order to achieve the right shape of the continent, you should also follow the reference image closely.

Step 3: Draw the next continent

Draw the next continent

In the next few steps of this guide on how to draw the earth, we will add some more continents.

In this part, we will draw the leftmost side of England and Europe. As a result of the angle at which the Earth is at, we can only see a very small part of it.

If this part proves challenging, you could definitely try drawing with a pencil at first!

Step 4: Draw Africa in this step

Draw Africa in this step

For this step in your Earth drawing, you’ll be visiting the shores of Africa! Once again, the angle of the Earth in the drawing means that we will be able to see only a small amount of this continent.

At least that makes it easier to draw! After you’ve drawn the visible part of Africa, we’re ready to move on to the next continent.

Step 5: Add the final continent

Add the final continent

Without South America, this guide on how to draw the earth would not be complete, so let’s add it today!

North America will be directly below this continent in step 2, and they should be close enough to almost touch.

Now that all continents have been sketched, you’re ready to move on to the final step! Add some personal details and change up the composition of the image before moving on.

One idea would be to draw the Earth with a space background behind it. Then maybe an alien spaceship could hover over Earth as well!

It could also be done by drawing a map shape around the Earth in the style of an old map.

How about finishing off your drawing of the Earth with some fun ideas?

Step 6: Add some color

Add some color

Having finished your Earth drawing, the fun part is to color in your amazing drawing!

As you choose your color scheme, you can really let your imagination run wild.

You can choose any other color scheme that you like, but we chose blue and green!

Consider giving each continent its own color scheme. Perhaps each continent should have its own color scheme!

You could also try to color photos of each continent according to how they appear in real life by looking at photos of those continents.

In addition to choosing your colors, you can also experiment with different art mediums! A fun idea would be to mix different media while coloring.

The ocean areas could be colored with watercolors while the continents could be colored with colored pens. To represent clouds, you could even paint a thin layer of white watercolor over certain areas.

Your Earth drawing will be colorful. How will you do it?

Method 3:

Draw a circle

Step 1: Outline the globe’s shape by drawing a circle.

Draw a jagged

Step 2: Draw a diagonal, jagged line across the circle. North America’s Pacific Ocean side will be formed by this line. Be sure to observe the shape of the line in our example drawing if you wish to make your drawing geographically accurate.

Draw a line across the top of the globe

Step 3: The top of the globe should be dotted with a curved, jagged line. Alaska and Canada are in the northern part of the North American continent.

Finish enclosing North America

Step 4: Use another jagged line to enclose North America. Observe how Florida’s panhandle juts out from the mainland, as well as how the Gulf of Mexico folds inward.

Outline the western edge of South America

Step 5: Using a jagged line, outline the western edge of South America. Among the included countries are Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina.

Enclose South America

Step 6: Use a jagged line to represent the eastern coast of South America.

Enclose a few irregular shapes

Step 7: At the top of the globe, include a few irregular shapes. Greenland, the eastern coast of Europe, and northern Russia are represented by these land masses.

Enclose islands

Step 8: North of Canada and in the Caribbean region, between North America and South America, these islands have irregular shapes. There are also islands in the Caribbean such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

Enclose additional small shapes north of Canada

Step 9: A few small shapes should be included north of Canada, near Europe, and at the bottom left of the globe. Tasmania and Australia should be included here.

Color your globe

Step 10: Put a color on your globe. Earth’s oceans and landmasses appear as blue from space, with its landmasses appearing green and brown.

There are white polar ice caps at the top and bottom of our planet, and white clouds often blanket it.

Method 4:

Step 1: Draw the outline of the planet

Draw the outline of the planet

An oblate ellipsoid is close to the shape of the Earth, but a circular form can also be drawn.

Step 2: Draw North America and Cuba

Draw North America and Cuba

Make a curved line representing North America at the top of the circle. Form the outline of Cuba by drawing a small, uneven oval near the large ledge.

Step 3: Draw South America

Draw South America

Start drawing South America from the southern part of North America.

Step 4: Draw Europe and the UK

Draw Europe and the UK

Europe and the United Kingdom need to be drawn in the other hemisphere. Create three protrusions that point in different directions on a curved line. You can show the shape of Britain by drawing an oval between them.

Step 5: Draw Africa and Antarctica

Draw Africa and Antarctica

Create a large-scale continent of Africa by drawing a curved line below the previous continent. It is important to point the bottom ledge slightly.

Our drawing ends with the penguin habitat – Antarctica. On the bottom of the planet, draw a small, wavy line.

Step 6: Color the drawing Earth

Color the drawing Earth


As you completed this guide to drawing the Earth, we hope you had an incredible, globe-trotting time!

Getting the Earth’s appearance to look right can be a bit tricky. We hope you enjoyed this guide as well as found it helpful. Your drawing is absolutely fantastic!

The time has come for you to take over and show us how you will create your own drawing of the Earth. 

What ideas will you implement from what we talked about earlier, or what ideas will you come up with on your own? We’re also looking forward to seeing some amazing colors from you!

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