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How To Draw A Treasure Chest

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Have you ever dreamed of embarking on a creative voyage that leads you to the discovery of hidden riches? Today, we invite you to dive into a world of marvel and creativity as we unlock the secrets of drawing a treasure chest.

Just imagine the possibilities that lie before us – a chest overflowing with gold, jewels, and ancient artifacts. Gather your pencils, brushes, and curiosity as we set sail on this journey, exploring the depths of your imagination and unleashing your inner artist hidden within each stroke.

Difficult level Intermediate
Estimate time 45 minutes
Drawing materials Pen, Marker, Crayon, Brush
Painting materials Watercolor, Pastel, Color pencil
Surfaces materials Paper

How To Draw A Treasure Chest – Step by Step

Step 1: Sketch the main shape

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  1. Begin by drawing a rectangular box shape. This will serve as the main body of the treasure chest. The size and proportions of the box can vary based on your preference.
  2. To represent the lid, draw two arch shapes on the top of the box. The lid side that appears closer to you might be slightly larger than the other one, giving it a realistic proportion.
  3. Next, connect these arches with two diagonal lines at positions as shown in image

Step 2: Spruce up the chest with decorative patterns, and jewelries

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  1. Find that your treasure chest is not detailed enough? Then add in as much ornament as you want.
  2. Choose a color palette for your drawing. Here we pick the shades of orange and yellow to represent the wood texture as well as the golden treasure. Besides, some vibrant colors such as red, green, and blue are used for other jewelry.
  3. Now, it’s time to make the drawing visually striking. Use shading techniques to add depth to the treasure chest.

Want to make certain areas of the drawing pop? Add highlights by using a lighter color pencil. You can also experiment with elements like stripes or geometric shapes. These patterns will add an extra layer of visual interest and make the drawing stand out.


Treasure chest drawings are not meant to be confined by rules or expectations. Allow your artwork to evolve and surprise you. The canvas is your map, and the strokes of your pen are the compass that guides you toward a world of artistic fulfillment.

Imagine placing your chest on a sun-kissed sandy beach or within the mystical depths of an ancient cave. The background is the stage upon which your treasure chest tale unfolds. Incorporate elements that breathe life into your composition such as palm trees, seagulls, or a shimmering waterfall nearby.

Happy drawing, and may your treasure chest become a testament to your imagination and the boundless magic of your creative spirit!

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