Some say success is its own reward, and while that may be true, it can also be nice to get a reward you can hold in your hands.
Trophies are a common award given for excellence and success, and they can be given in many different contexts.
From spelling bees to the biggest sporting events in the world, it’s always exciting to receive a trophy as a testament to your hard work and dedication.
Learning to draw a trophy is a great way to create your own award for yourself!
You’ll definitely want to read this whole guide, because a full trophy awaits you at the end!
So get ready for the starting line as we begin this step by step guide on how to draw a trophy in 6 steps.
How To Draw A Trophy – Let’s Get Started!
To begin this guide on how to draw a trophy, we’ll start with the award outline.
You can start this by drawing two curved lines opposite each other. Each of these curved lines will have a small spiral section at the base.
These lines will form the handles of the trophy, and we’ll add more later. For now, you can complete this step by drawing another curved line above the handles.
This line will be horizontal and will curve inwards a little. Once you have drawn all these aspects, we will move on to step 2.
2nd step – Now draw the rest of the handles and add more outline
We will continue what you started in the previous step of drawing your trophy in this second part.
First, as praised, we’re going to finish these handles. Add another spiral to the top of each, then use another curved line for the inside edge of each handle.
Next we will draw the outline of the body of the trophy. Extend a few more rounded lines from the edge of the trophy, then add a small rectangular shape to the base of this body.
That’s all there is to do for now, so when you’re ready, let’s move on!
Step 3 – Then start drawing the base of the trophy
For step 3 of this guide on how to draw a trophy, we’ll start drawing the base of the trophy. The base will come in several different sections and levels, as shown in our reference image.
The first section will be a sort of rod connecting the body of the trophy to the rest of the base that we are going to draw.
Draw another thin rectangular shape below the larger one you added to the base, then draw two curved lines coming down from it. We will then use curved lines with pointed edges for each new section of the trophy.
The reference image will guide you as to the size and shape of each level, but the concept is the same for each.
Step 4 – Now draw some more details for the trophy
In this part of drawing your trophy, we will start adding some details to it. First, start by drawing another curved line under the rim of the trophy.
Next, we’ll draw some more line details for the trophy base and stem to complete those aspects. The last thing we will add to the trophy is arguably one of the most important parts.
We need space to add the names of the trophy recipients, so we’ll draw a metal plate on the base.
Simply draw a rectangle for this piece, then add a small circle to each corner for the screws that hold it.
Then you’ll be ready for the final details as we move on to step 5!
Step 5 – Add final details to the drawing
You are now ready to add a few final details before moving on to the final step of this guide on how to draw a trophy.
These details will mostly be quite small, but they will go a long way in creating a more dynamic image. Just add some curved lines in the different sections of the trophy to give it a bit more texture and shine.
Once you’ve added these details, you can then add your own! A fun idea would be to draw a name and achievement on the trophy plate.
If you did this, you could turn this into a congratulations card for someone! How will you finish this trophy?
Step 6 – Finish your trophy drawing with some color
In this last step of drawing your trophy, you can finish it off by adding some colors to bring it to life. In our reference image, we went with yellows and golds to give it a nice bronze look.
By changing the shades of the colors you use, you can help create a shinier look for the metal.
Finally, we finished by adding some browns for the wooden base of the trophy. These are the colors we have chosen, but what colors and art mediums will you use for your own image?
4 more ways to make your trophy design unique
Seeing how awesome your trophy sketch looks after these tips will be one hell of a reward!
A trophy is almost always awarded for some kind of achievement. You could show what that achievement was by adding it to this trophy drawing!
This text could go on the body of the trophy or maybe on the base. It can be a sport or maybe a scientific or educational achievement.
It’s up to you, and you can also add more text like the recipient’s name. Who do you think this trophy could go to?
When a trophy is awarded, there will usually be other prizes for the finalists. Now that you have completed this drawing of a trophy, you can use what you have learned to draw these other trophies!
The trophy we created here definitely looks like a top prize, so you’ll probably want to make additional trophies a bit smaller than this one. Again, you can also add text to smaller trophies.
This way everyone gets a prize!
Once you’ve added your customization and additional trophies, you can finish this trophy sketch with a background. Adding a background is a great way to add a unique touch to your artwork!
The background could be themed to match the prize you have chosen for this trophy. So that means it could be at a sporting event or maybe a school awards show.
These are a few suggestions, but what other backgrounds could you use?
Finally, you could turn that trophy drawing you created into a prize or a gift for someone! One way to do that would be to turn it into a greeting card.
To do this, you would want to draw the trophy on hard cardboard. Then add any extras and text you want to personalize the design for the recipient.
This would be a wonderful way to congratulate someone on an achievement! Who would you give this card to?
Your trophy drawing is complete!
You have reached the finish line of this guide on how to draw a trophyand as promised, there is indeed a finished trophy as a reward for completing this guide!
Objects like this can be quite difficult to draw, so I hope this guide has made your job fun and easy.
Once you’ve mastered the guide, you can go even further by adding your own personal touches.
We’ve been talking about drawing a name and achievement on the trophy to make a card out of it, so are you going to go with something like that or do you have something else in mind?
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