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For this month’s draw we are headed to arguably the world’s most romantic city, Paris. We are drawing the Pont des Arts which is the famous ‘love lock’ bridge in the French capital. Millions of people have adorned this bridge with small padlocks bearing the name of themselves and their loved one. Paris isn’t the only place where you find these love bridges, with other European cities such as Amsterdam and Cologne also boasting their own.

STEP 1

For this draw we are going to start by locating our vanishing point. The vanishing point is the point where all the lines in your drawing converge to. Make an X on the left-hand side of your page. This will be your vanishing point. Draw in 4 lines that meet at your vanishing point. See image for reference. 

STEP 2

We are now going to draw in the section of the bridge where lovers attach their padlock. To draw in that section, take the very top line you have just drawn and draw in a short vertical line on the far right of that line. Starting from the vanishing point draw another diagonal line to meet the base of this vertical line. See the image for reference.

STEP 3

Now to draw in the central part of the bridge. This section is filled with a series of semi circles. Starting from the right, draw in a row of semi circles, with the circles getting progressively smaller as they get to the vanishing point. Behind that row of semicircles, add in other semi circles to fill the gap.

STEP 4

We will now add in the foundations of the bridge. Find the points on your bridge where 2 semi circles meet. Your foundations will sit in these mid points. Using the image for reference, draw in 4 rectangles with triangle tops.

STEP 5

Now to add the details to our bridge. Starting at the top of the bridge draw in vertical lines to split the large rectangle into lots of smaller rectangles. Start from the right hand side making the rectangles smaller as you move towards the left.

Add in 3 lamp posts above this section.

Add in some detail to the semi circles within the bridge and some reflections below the bridge foundations.

Rub off any excess lines.

STEP 6 

As a final touch why not add a splash of colour? 

We would love to see your finished entries! If you have left a love lock on one of these bridges, we would love to see pics of that too! 

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