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How To Draw The Eiffel Tower

The complex structures of the Eiffel Tower, the pride of France and one of the most cherished monuments in the world, is not that easy to replicate on paper. Following the step-by-step instructions given below makes your task easier.

How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 1

How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 1

Step 1

  • Draw a vertical line, making it as tall as you want your Eiffel Tower to be.
  • Now make a long rectangle (as shown in picture 1) at the lower part of the straight line for the base of the first floor. See picture 1 to make two smaller rectangles at either sides of the straight line. These will later be the base of your tower’s legs.
  • Join the rectangle drawn for the first floor with those drawn for the bases with two parallel lines on each side (as shown in picture 2).
How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 2

How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 2

Step 2

  • Draw another straight line below the long rectangle (picture 3). Make it a double line.
  • Next, draw a down facing “C” just below the double line you just made with the arms of the “C” touching the lines you made in step 1 to join the first floor rectangle with the bases.
  • See picture 4 to draw another rectangle for the second floor. Make it smaller than the one drawn for the first floor. Join the first floor and second floor rectangles with a scale and pencil as shown in picture 4.
How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 3

How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 3

Step 3

  • See picture 5 to draw the upper part of the tower. The small cap-like structure at the top is the outline for the third floor.
  • Now it is time to start working on the intricate structures and patterns. Start with the legs of your tower, filling them with the crisscross pattern shown in picture 6. Also, fill the base rectangles with black to make them look more real.
How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 4

How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 4

Step 4

  • First carefully erase the vertical line (made in the first step), running down the middle of your drawing. Then work over the first floor rectangle to make the balcony and other metal structures. (Picture 7)
  • Also, redo the tower’s arch (the “C” you drew in step 2) as shown in picture 7 to make it more realistic.
  • Once the first floor is complete, advance to the second floor – see picture 8 to draw the second floor structure. Make sure to erase all the unnecessary lines once you are done with the fair drawing.
How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 5

How To Draw The Eiffel Tower Step 5

Step 5

  • Next, start working on the outline of the upper part of the tower between the second and third floors. See picture 9 to draw this part. Make sure to use a plastic or wooden scale to keep the lines straight and symmetrical.

Now all that is left to work on are the top-most floor and the tower top. Follow picture 10 to draw these parts and your neat Eiffel Tower picture is done.

Draw The Eiffel Tower Step By Step

Draw The Eiffel Tower Step By Step

Published by on April 23rd 2014
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47 responses to “How To Draw The Eiffel Tower”

  1. myothuta says:


  2. Lalala says:

    Love it

  3. SwaggerMeBooty says:

    This actually helps me a lot. I would like to that this website COOL2BKIDS! Now I can’t wait to draw this on my a3 art sketching book. Hopefully it give me a full mark because this is my assessment I art class…
    I said HOPEFULLY!

  4. tasha w3 says:

    very confusing. how do you draw all those tiny lines 🙁

  5. FERNANDA D. says:

    Thank you so much

  6. FERNANDA D. says:

    very helpful for my math project:)

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  8. lavanya says:

    nice pictures i loved it

  9. tyrondamitchell says:

    I love the website it help me learn how to draw a Eiffel tower.

  10. simona says:

    very esay & very fast i love it!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. justice says:

    that was easy

  12. Sjh says:

    im trying to impress a girl who takes french in my school got a more complex version? i honestly cant draw crap so i hope this helpes(:

  13. Mia says:


  14. John Watson says:

    For some reason this Tower has so much to it that I was not getting the results wanted. This leason has helped me so to that I say “Thank You”!

  15. nasim says:


  16. Brady says:

    Thanks I don’t see how yal do this picture like really bump$$

  17. Julie says:

    This was like eating a piece of pie!!! I really enjoyed it. Since my sister is in love with Paris, I looked up how to draw the Eiffel Tower and there it was! I picked the right website. Thanks so much!!!!:)

  18. Tila says:

    This helped a lot!!!!

  19. Chasity says:

    thanks for a landscape idea

  20. atif says:

    wow! it is so nice
    this helped very a lot!!!!!!!

  21. rabia says:

    easy i made it in an instant

  22. benio says:

    i loved it so much

  23. isabelle says:

    your telling the truth

  24. Sanam Sayeed says:

    Very usefull to my art contest, Thank You so much.

  25. Sanam Sayeed says:

    Thank You so much.

  26. veerbhadra mahant says:

    thankyou very much for submiting me this in my drawing exam

  27. epie says:

    cool ok but i really didntlike it

  28. dj says:

    it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. dj says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! <3

  30. Keira Stone says:

    Hopefully this helps me win the poster contest in my French club!

  31. Mahleigh Hansen says:

    thank u so much! this picture will so great in my room!

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