How to Draw 3D Steps

Have you ever wondered how to make your drawings pop and come to life?  Learn how to draw 3D steps with The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions.

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1.Start by sketching a rectangle. Draw two vertical lines, making sure the spacing on the left side is slightly wider than the space on the right. Draw another vertical line about the same length as the first. Draw a diagonal line and a horizontal line like in the image.

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2. Repeat this process to continue the staircase. Make sure all of the diagonal lines are parallel to one another.

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3. Continue this process to the far right side of the rectangle.

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4. Trace around the image with a darker pencil or pen, and erase all unwanted pencil marks. Fill the top area with black.

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5. With a pencil, lightly sketch in a second set of steps on the left side. The illusion still works without these extra steps, but they will add extra effect. Trace around them with a darker pencil or pen.

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6. Add some shading to the narrow rectangular shapes, like in the image. Fill in the bottom side with black.

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7. Spin your paper approximately 45 degrees to the right. Sit back and see the illusion!

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The Art Of Drawing Optical Illusions

Perfect for beginning artists, The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions will help you create mind-bending optical illusions to fool your brain and tease your senses.

From impossible shapes to three-dimensional sketches and trick art, you won’t believe your eyes as you learn to draw optical illusions in graphite and colored pencil. Jonathan Stephen Harris then guides you step-by-step in creating mind-blowing pencil drawings, starting with basic optical illusions and progressing to more difficult two- and three-dimensional trick art.

Perspective and dimension are difficult to capture for both beginning and established artists, but now you can hone those skills in the most unique way possible, while also exercising your mind with these brain-boosting, unbelievable tricks! Don’t give up on learning how to draw before your artistic journey even starts! Don’t be scared from the blank page because perspective is a challenge, The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions has you covered the whole way!