A drop of blood on the donor's badge, a drizzle that has fallen into the water, a drop that is about to fall off the tap - they all have approximately the same shape. To draw a drop, you first need to imagine what it looks like.
We start with an oval
A drop, until it falls to the ground or into water, has a special shape called drop-shaped. If you try to imagine it in the form of geometric bodies, then it looks like a ball on which a cone is put on. Start with a vertical line. At the same time, the sheet can be laid as you like. Divide the straight line into 2 approximately equal parts. This is the "skeleton" of your droplet.
The proportion of parts depends on the density of the substance. The higher the density, the larger the ball will be.
Circle and triangle
Draw a circle at the bottom. Its shape may be slightly irregular, but try to draw the circle evenly if possible. From the topmost point, bring equal straight lines at an angle of 2 until they touch the circle. The straight lines should be symmetrical. Now you have the contours of the drop.
If the drop falls at an angle, it will be asymmetrical. This is how drops are most often painted on posters.
Submitting the form
A drop is a volumetric object. To convey its shape, you just need to draw a few lines parallel to the contours. For example, a couple of lines on the right, one below, one short on the left. At the bottom, you can draw one or two small ovals. The drawing is ready. If you are going to paint over the blob so that it looks three-dimensional, leave a small, irregularly shaped white speck in the center of the balloon. Make the strokes thicker at the contours.
Saucer, lake, swamp
Notice what the drop looks like when it falls into the water. It loses its cone-shaped "tail" and turns first into a ball, then into a cake, from which concentric circles diverge. The circles, when viewed at an angle, appear to be ovals. A drop on the asphalt or a sheet of paper is just a blot of arbitrary shape. It is not even necessary to draw it on purpose, it is enough to draw a closed curve with a pencil and paint over it.
What has the same shape?
The ability to draw a drop is very important, because a variety of objects, as well as individual parts of the body of animals and birds, have this very shape. For example, the head of a stork or heron, the body of a chick, the leaves of some plants, and much more are very similar to a drop. To reinforce the skill, draw several objects of a similar shape. By the way, if you want to draw a drop not with a pencil, but with paints, this is even easier. You don't need to trace any contours. It is enough to take a wide soft brush (squirrel or kolinsky), dip it in paint and attach it to a sheet of paper. You don't need to press hard, but the soft part of the brush should be all over the sheet.