Sun Sketch

Fun in the Sun Sketch Challenge Every 2nd and 4th Friday, Susan will go Live and Play to Create with all of you! Watch her LIVE or check here on the blog to watch her process. She will start with a sketch, or she will Play to Create, and we’ll make a sketch based off her design!

  1. Sun Sketch Realistic
  2. Sun Sketch Illustration
  3. Sun Sketch Png
  4. Cafe Sketch
  5. Sun Sketch With Colour

This tutorial shows how to draw the sun in four different ways. Each examples includes step by step drawing instructions and illustrated examples.

Above are the styles that will be shown in this tutorial.

Drawing the Sun Step by Step

This first example of drawing the sun is fairly simple but it may take some time to draw all of the sun rays.

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Step 1 – Make a Line Drawing

Start by making a circle using and then drawing a the sun rays projecting from it in different directions. It’s recommended that you do this using a pencil and and raw very light lines.

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Also try and make the sun ray lines of slightly different lengths.

Step 2 – Apply Color

Color the circle of the sun yellow and the rays orange. The easiest way to do this is with a marker but you can also use colored pencils. If coloring with markers you can wait for them to dry and then go over your drawing with an eraser to remove any hints of the pencil lines.

If you want a simpler drawing you can leave it at this stage or you can move on to the next step.

Step 3 – Add Gradient

To make the sun look a little more interesting add some color gradients. Start by first burring the outer edges of the sun itself. An easy way to do this is with a yellow pencil.

Step 4 – Finish the Sun Drawing

Using an orange pencil create another gradient that forms a sort of yellow outline around the edge of the sun. Make the gradient darker as it moves away from the edge of the sun and then again lighter as it moves towards it’s center.

Drawing a Stylized Sun Step by Step

This example of the sun is slightly more stylized and closer to something that may be used by a designer.

Step 1 – Make a Line Drawing

Similar to the previous example start by drawing a circle. Around the circle draw the sun rays as basically a set of randomly sized zigzags that wrap around the circle.

Step 2 – Apply Color

Again same as the previous example color the circle of the sun yellow and the rays orange. You can do this with markers, paints or colored pencils.

You can leave it at this stage for a simpler looking drawing move on to the next step.

Step 3 – Add Gradient

Sun Sketch Realistic

Using an orange pencil blend the outer edges of the sun with the orange of the sun rays so that the circle looks blurred.

Step 4 – Finish the Sun Drawing

Again using an orange pencil create another gradient that leaves a sort of yellow outline around the edges of the sun. It should get darker going away from the yellow outline and then lighter again towards the center of the sun.

Drawing a Cartoon Sun Step by Step

This example shows how to draw a cartoon style sun.

Step 1 – Make a Line Drawing

Same as the previous examples start by drawing a circle and then draw the outline of the sun rays around that. Draw the rays by basically making a bunch of curves around the sun.

Step 2 – Apply Color

Again color the sun yellow and the rays orange with either colored pencils, paints or markers.

Step 3 – Add Gradient

Blend the edges of the sun into the rays using an orange pencil so that the circle looks blurred.

Step 4 – Finish the Sun Drawing

Again using an orange pencil add another gradient that leaves a yellow outline between the sun and the rays. This gradient should be first get darker as it moves away from the yellow outline and then lighter again towards the middle of the sun.

Drawing a Realistic Sun Step by Step

This final example is for drawing a slightly more realistic looking sun.

Step 1 – Make a Line Drawing

Sun Sketch Illustration

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For this first step simply draw a light circle using a pencil.

Step 2 – Apply Color

Color the sun itself with paints colored pencils or markers. For the rays you can use either a pencil or pastels to create a smooth orange gradient that gets lighter as it goes away form the sun.

Sun sketch

Step 3 – Add Gradient

Add a smaller orange gradient going in the opposite direction and blends the outer edges of the sun into the rays.

You can leave the drawing at this stage and still have a nice and somewhat realistic looking sun or you can go on to the next step.

Step 4 – Finish the Sun Drawing

Same as the other examples use an orange pencil and create a gradient that leaves a yellow outline between the sun and the rays. The gradient should get darker as it moves away form this yellow outline and then again lighter as it moves towards the center of the sun.

Conclusion

These examples can help you draw the sun in four different styles. Hopefully you’ve found one that you like. For more similar tutorials see:

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With SketchUp’s Shadows feature, you can make your model cast a basic shadow or see how the sun casts shadows on or around a geolocated model.

When you’re casting real-world shadows, SketchUp’s calculations are based on the following:

  • The model’s latitude and longitude
  • The model’s cardinal orientation (north, south, east or west; see Adjusting the Drawing Axes for details about how the drawing axes are aligned to the cardinal directions)
  • The selected time zone
Tip: The Shadows feature can give you only a general idea of how the sun and shadows will look at a specific location. The time is not adjusted for daylight saving time. If the model is geolocated in an area where time zone lines zigzag rather dramatically, the time zone may be off by an hour or longer.

Sun Sketch Png

Tip: Before you can cast real-world shadows in a model, your model must be geolocated. To geolocate your model in SketchUp Pro 2017, you can import terrain using the Add Location tool. Or to add a location manually in any version of SketchUp, select Window > Model Info, select the Geo-location option in the sidebar on the left, click Set Manual Location, and enter a latitude and longitude in the dialog box that appears. After you model is geolocated, SketchUp knows (roughly) how the sun will shine on your model.

By default, shadows are turned off, because they can use a lot of your computer’s processing ability. To turn on shadows and see shadows at different times of day, follow these steps:

  1. Select View > Shadows. This enables the Shadows feature.
  2. Select Window > Shadows to open the Shadow Settings dialog boxOpen the Shadows panel in the Default Tray, where you can control how the shadows appear. (Alternately, you can display the Shadows toolbar; Customizing Your Workspace explains how to show and hide toolbars.)
  3. To select the time of day, drag the Time slider along the timeline or enter a time in the Time box.
  4. To select a month and day, drag the Date slider or enter a date in the Date box.

Cafe Sketch

In the following figure, you see the how the shadows change from 7:00 a.m. (top) to 3:30 p.m. (bottom).


Sun Sketch With Colour

Beyond the basic shadow settings outlined in the preceding steps list, you can customize a few more shadow attributes in the Shadow Settings dialog box:

  • The Display Shadows button in the upper left toggles the shadow display on and off.
  • The Time Zone drop-down list enables you to choose a new time zone. If your model is geolocated, this time zone should be accurate, but you can check that it’s correct or change it if you like.
  • The Light slider controls the light’s intensity. This option effectively lightens and darkens illuminated surfaces.
  • The Dark slider controls the shadow’s intensity. With this option, you can lighten or darken areas under shade or shadows.
  • When the Use Sun for Shading checkbox is selected, SketchUp’s simulated sun shades parts of your model even if shadows are toggled off.
  • The On Faces checkbox enables faces to cast shadows on other faces. This feature gobbles up your graphics card’s processing power, so you might try deselecting this option if you want to display shadows but the feature is causing a performance problem.
  • When the On Ground checkbox is selected, your geometry can cast shadows on the ground plane.
  • The From Edges checkbox controls whether edges that are not associated with a face cast a shadow. By default, this option is deselected.
Check out this blog post for more information on how to control shading in your SketchUp models.
Tip: Have a transparent face that isn't casting shadows? When the material applied to a face has an opacity of less than 70%, the face stops casting shadows. If you want a transparent face to cast shadows, edit the material's Opacity setting to 70% or higher.