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How to draw a treasure chest

Updated on October 31, 2012

Treasure chests have always been shrouded in a cloud of mystery since day. You just never know what's inside one of them until you open it! Ever wondered how to draw a nice looking treasure chest? I'll be walking you through the process in this informative hub. This is excellent for those learning how to draw. I have created these step by step instructions with simplicity in mind.

As you can see, lately I have been adding new tutorials everyday. I somehow regained my inspiration to make these again and i'm really happy that I am. There is so much more to come and I hope you guys like what's here so far. :)

Step 1

Our treasure chest will have an isometric partial-side view. Draw the outline of he treasure chest. This chest is sitting at somewhat of an angle as you can see.

Step 2

Next, draw the outline for the side of the treasure chest. For now, this looks kind of like an un-sliced loaf of bread somewhat.

Step 3

Now, it's time to draw the golden edges of your treasure chest. Most fictional treasure chests have edges made of gold on them. This make the chest look more interesting over all. :3

Step 4

I have drawn the edges on the front and side of the box. Now we are going to work on the middle of the box. More specifically on the part that opens and closes on the box.

Step 5

Draw two vertical lines both at an angle. One on the side of the chest and the other at where the front of the chest should be.

Step 6

To make this look a little more realistic, you might want to erase the lines that are present on each corner. It looks a little awkward if they are kept in place (or at least in my opinion they do! xD)

Step 7

Now, we're going to draw the spot where the keyhole should be. The base of the keyhole on this tutorial is shaped like a rectangle or square. We're going to make it look a little more 3D in this next step.

Step 8

See now that I have added a bit of an edge to the base where the keyhole is. I also drew in the keyhole as well.

Step 9

Last but not least, it's time to add some more details to the treasure chest. Most treasure chests were made of wood back in the day. Draw some lines in different locations of the chest to give it a wood effect. Try not to overdo the lines and don't draw the lines one on top of the other either. It will lose its wood appearance if that is done.


If you were patient enough to read and draw through this tutorial, you should have a pleasant looking treasure chest drawn out at this point. I hope you thought this was fun! Feel free to write about your experience in the comments below. :)


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      Vanessa wong 16 months ago from Hong Kong

      Your post is really useful hope you can for more followers

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      hello doodle 2 years ago

      helps me a lot for drawing a treasure box