Hand washing or hand hygiene is important to everyone's health. Long ago, before the discovery of germs, people thought that sickness was caused by "miasma" or "bad air." It wasn't until the mid-1800s that doctors and nurses realized how important handwashing was in protecting their patients from infection.
In an age of global pandemics, the need for good handwashing practices is more important than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, you should wash your hands before you eat, after using the toilet, before and after caring for a sick person or treating a wound, and after you cough, sneeze, blow your nose, touch your pet, or do anything else that could dirty your hands, even with microscopic germs.
Did you know? Germs like coronavirus are destroyed by soap, but the process takes time. After soaping up your hands, you should wash them for at least 20 seconds to let the germ-killing soap do its job.
If you'd like to create a reminder for people to wash their hands when they come to your home, school, or business, you've come to the right place. This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial will show you how to draw your own handwashing sign. All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.
1. Begin by drawing the first hand. Use curved lines to draw the arm and outline the back of the hand. Then, use long, narrow "U" shaped lines to outline the fingers.
2. Draw a short curved line across the tip of each finger, outlining the fingernails.
3. Draw the second hand, partially hidden behind the first hand. Use a long, curved line for the arm. Draw the "U" shaped fingers emerging from between the fingers of the first hand.
4. Draw the suds and soap and bubbles. Use short, connected, "U" shaped lines to draw the cloudlike suds above and around the hands. Enclose small circular bubbles floating around.
5. Draw the water faucet. Use curved lines to outline the irregular shape. Notice the parallel lines of the pipe connecting the faucet to the wall and the faucet spout. Note, too, the bulging faucet body in the middle. Draw pairs of curved lines to enclose both the pipe and the spout.
6. Draw the faucet handle. Enclose a rounded shape above the faucet body. Then, use another curved line to draw another rounded shape above it. Draw a curved line across the top of the handle.
7. Contour the faucet body with curved lines. Then, draw several straight lines emerging from the faucet at diagonal angles, indicating water.
8. Don't forget the soap! Draw a pump bottle of hand soap next to the faucet. Begin by drawing a pair of nearly verticle straight lines, diverging at a slightly diagonal angle. Connect them on the top and bottom with curved lines. Then, draw a slightly smaller shape inside the first. This outlines the bottle. Next, draw a much smaller rectangular shape parallel to the larger shapes. This forms the bottle's label. Draw a teardrop shape within it. Enclose a small, narrow rectangle on top of the bottle. Extend a curved line from it and double it back upon itself to form an irregular shape. Draw a curved line at the tip of the shape. This forms the bottle's pump.
9. Draw a teardrop shape at the tip of the pump, indicating a droplet of soap. Draw some curved lines and tiny circles across the label.
Color your cartoon handwashing sign, and it is ready to hang. Stay safe and well!
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.