How To Draw a Cute Rainbow

Take out a pencil, sketchpad and some coloured pens from your art kit and let's learn how to draw a cute cartoon rainbow! In this simple art guide from Quickdraw you can create your very own seven-colour rainbow and cuddly cloud drawing to share with your friends or at school. Just follow the YouTube video and step by step instructions below. This drawing idea is suitable for children and kids aged 4 and above.

Art materials needed:

A plain sketchpad to draw on, a sharp pencil to draw with, an eraser to rub out messy lines, a black marker pen to go over pencil lines, and a bunch of colouring pencils or felt tip pens to add a splash of colour!

  • How to draw a rainbow part 1

    Today you’ll learn how to draw a cute rainbow and clouds. 

    In this episode you’ll need a sharp pencil, eraser, black marker pen and 7 seven colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. 

    Let’s get into it! 

    We’ll draw two clouds first, as this is where our rainbow will start and end. They should look like fluffy sheep, but to get the general shape we’ll draw two eggs first, and then make the outline more fluffy like this. 

    Great, now to get rid of those unwanted lines.

  • How to draw a rainbow part 2

    Next up, a friendly face for each of our clouds - because rainbows always put a smile on everyone’s face. 

  • How to draw a rainbow part 3

    Now we can start on the rainbow. Create an arched line, sort of a semi circle between our two clouds. 

    Then another arched line just above reaching both clouds. Try to keep this thin, because there are still 6 more lines like this to come before our rainbow is complete. 

    Each thin strip we are drawing will be a different colour, that’s right: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Those last two colours have fancy names but they are simply shades of purple. 

    A finals checks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Perfect. 

  • How to draw a rainbow part 4

    Alright, where’s that black marker pen. Let’s get inking. 

    The black pen is ideal because it stands out nicely against each of our rainbow colours. And separates them well too. 

    Oh, and some love hearts for the finishing touch. 

    Spectacular job boys and girls. 

  • How to draw a rainbow part 5

    Now that we’ve erased our pencil lines we can bring this masterpiece to life by colouring in the clouds and rainbow strips. 

    Hey, here’s a neat trick to remember all of those colours: repeat the phrase “Richard of York gave battle in vain” as each of those words starts with the same letter as our colours. 

    Richard of York was a famous historical character from centuries ago. A fine English king who your school teacher or tutor will be very familiar with.

    Red is for Richard

    Orange is for Of 

    Yellow is for York 

    Green is for Gave 

    Blue is for Battle 

    Indigo is for In 

    And violet is for Vain. 

    That’s it folks, thanks for tuning into another fun episode of Quickdraw - see you next time! 

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