May 30, 2022 2 min read

Memorial Day Step by Step Drawing

 

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new NIL-Tech tutorial:  "Memorial Day".  

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2022 will occur on Monday, May 30. 

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Facts, Meaning and Traditions

Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. 

Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with a World War I poem. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because Memorial Day weekend—the long weekend comprising the Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day and Memorial Day itself—unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

In this tutorial, we used the following supplies:

  • B pencil 
  • 3B pencil 
  • 5B pencil 
  • 5H pencil 
  • colored pencils
    • Blue
    • Red
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • White Vinyl Eraser
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Let's start Memorial Day drawing step by step!

Step one of Memorial Day step by step blog
Step 1. Draw the strokes of the heights of the three people whom we are going to draw (pencil 5H).
 Step two Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
 
Step 2. Draw the axial lines of the bodies and the heads within the lines of step 1 (pencil 5H).
Step 3 of Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
Step 3. Draw the contours of the bodies and the fold lines of the flag in the background (pencil B).
 Step four Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
Step 4. Draw a hand of the central silhouette, arms, and weapons for the side silhouettes (pencil 3B).
Step five Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
Step 5. Draw more detailed contours of all the silhouettes. The more kinks along the contour of the clothes, the more beautiful the drawing will be (pencil 3B).
Step six Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
Step 6. Erase the excess lines (eraser). Remove the brush grains from an eraser with a brush.
Step 7 Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
Step 7. Draw the flag lines and stars in the upper left corner (pencil 5B).
Step eight Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
Step 8. Hatch the silhouettes, preferably with lines in one horizontal direction (pencil B8).
Step 9 Memorial Day step by step drawing blog
Step 9. Paint the flag lines with red and the background of the stars with blue (colored blue and red pencils).

 

 And There You Have It!

Memorial Day Drawing. We hope you enjoyed drawing with us. See you in the next Tutorial!

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