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How to Draw a Heart with Arrow

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A heart with an arrow through it is ideal for a Valentines card. In Roman and greek Mythology, Cupid would shoot someone with an arrow to make them fall in love. If you are wanting to show love for someone or encourage them to love you, a drawing of a heart couldn't hurt.

Just follow the basic steps and you will be on your way!


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Now let's get started with the Heart with Arrow drawing
step by step drawing tutorial.

Heart with Arrow Drawing Tutorial Part 1:
Start your Heart with Arrow Drawing by sketching two circles side-by-side and marking a point for the base of the heart.

Heart with Arrow Drawing Tutorial Part 2:
Sketch in the curves to connect the circles to the point and erase your sketch marks.

Heart with Arrow Drawing Tutorial Part 3:
Draw an arrow shaft through the heart as shown below. then add the tip and the fletching. An arrows fletching or flight is the feathers on the back of the arrow that helps it fly straight.

Heart with Arrow Drawing Tutorial Part 4:
Shade in your heart leaving highlights a the top and a thin rim light edge around the edge of the heart.. At this step, you may want to use a colored pencil or marker if you want color.

Heart with Arrow Drawing Tutorial Part 5:
Outline your entire drawing.

Heart with Arrow Drawing Tutorial Part 6:
Add a drop shadow to your drawing.

Heart with Arrow Drawing Tutorial Part 7:
Color your heart, with colored pencil or marker.

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"How to Draw a Heart with Arrow!"

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