Saturday, June 19, 2021

Free How to Draw a Traveler's Backpack, Art Lesson and Printable Worksheet

How to draw a traveler's backpack is a drawing lesson inspired by my daughter's backpack. It was sitting by the door and looked like it had a story to tell, which is the essence of all pictures.

I hope you can use this lesson in a class or homeschool or for your own enjoyment.  It is not a hard project, and there is a lot of room for creativity.
 

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Free How to Draw a Traveler's Backpack
Art Lesson and Printable Worksheet

I create these how-to worksheets because I believe that you should seek to be a blessing to others when you have been blessed. These worksheets take hours or even days to create, and I hope they are a blessing to you. 


Here is a link to a PDF file that may print better on some devices. 

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PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES


Draw lightly at first so you can erase later.  

Start with a basic box shape, use rectangles and parallelograms to create the front, top, and side nearest the viewer. This basic shape helps you organize your ideas. Draw it as seen at an angle, not just straight on. 

Design the top to be partway open or at an angle like the backpack is overstuffed; this gives it interest. Use rectangles to establish where the pockets, straps, and flaps will go. 

Consider making some things off-center, or at an angle on purpose, so it looks more worn out and uses. 

Erase the extra lines and go over the lines that you want to keep. 

The straps have buckles, and they can be tricky. Think of them as large rectangles or squares with missing pieces where the strap wraps over the buckle. 

To make the letters even on the sign, divide the sign into halves and quarters, then draw the letters in the four spaces. Write each letter, then go around it to give it volume. Shade the areas around the letters.

Double the borderlines on the flap, pockets, and trim to give it the detail of a seam. 
Add some items of interest like a drinking bottle or a map, or a book. Use double lines to draw a chord. Draw circles for buttons. Use a shield shape for a manufacture's emblem. 

Use shading technique to give it more of a weathered and used look. Take your time with the shading; it is easy to overdo it. Choose to shade alternate areas, so there are areas in between that are not shaded for contrast. 

I hope you draw a masterpiece!

© A. E. Dozat 6/19/2021

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

How To Draw a Scene Viewed Through a Grassy Foreground

How to draw a picture of a scene viewed through a grassy foreground.

Sometimes you see pictures like this where the grass or reeds or something is close and the landscape is viewed through it.  I thought it would be a good practice project for some students so I put together a little handout for it which became this worksheet below.

This worksheet is for students but it is helpful for anyone who wants to learn to draw or practice. Sometimes a teacher or artist just needs a project to get things going and this drawing worksheet is perfect as an activity to get started.  

When I created this worksheet I did it not expecting that anyone would exactly recreate the drawing as I did.  I offer this lesson more like guidance. The student may begin with my design, and then modify it on their own.

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How To Draw a Scene Viewed Through a Grassy Foreground



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PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES


Start with the horizon. Do not put the horizon line in the exact center it is boring and looks like you cut the picture in half.  

Even though the background scene is going to be part hidden by the grasses you still want to have a fully developed design. Draw this lightly so you can erase parts later when you add the grasses in the foreground.

Use basic shapes like rectangles, triangles, squares, and half-circles to design the farm scene. 

Keep the farm scene interesting by placing one building behind another. Give the second building a different angle.

Develop the background landscape by adding trees, or distant hills. When you draw one row of trees behind the other it gives the picture a sense of distance. 

Do not overdo the design, you just want to have a design so you can build upon it at a later stage. Besides if you do too much work on the background you may feel bad when you place the grasses on top and thereby hide all the work.

Draw some guidelines to start the grasses with, have them bending in the wind. 

The grasses are like wheat and have seeds. The seeds are drawn like ovals pointing inward and downward. Use guidelines to keep them even on both sides of the stalks. They get smaller toward the top. After you draw the seeds, erase the extra lines and add shadows to give them shape.   

Add details to the background but do not overdraw the distant background. Add texture to the trees and light shadows to the trees. The shadows in the distance are lighter than the shadows near the front. 

The fields have grass. Draw the grass in random rows. The distant rows may be only horizontal lines. The rows become more detailed and darker as they progress to the foreground.

Add details and shading to the farm. Use shading and light to keep the structures separate.

Put some clouds in the sky because an empty sky looks incomplete.  

Happy Drawing!
(c) Adron 3/10/2021
 
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Friday, February 5, 2021

Free How to Draw the Watermill by the Pond Worksheet and Art Lesson

This is a free how-to-draw worksheet and art lesson for drawing a picture of a watermill.


WATERMILLS

Watermills are a nostalgic thing of a past time. The river moves the wheel and causes the mill to turn inside the building. You do not see them very often except where they have been preserved as a historical site. Often the buildings are old and wooden and maybe a little rundown, so if your drawing has problems with straight lines or getting the perspective correct it is ok because it is telling the story of an old watermill.

PRINTING
The image file below is a JPEG and should print on most devices without problems. If you run into trouble making it print see the HOW TO PRINT tab for some suggestions. I have put a link below to a file that is upgraded to PDF which should work if you have problems.

THIS WORKSHEET

This worksheet took about a week to create I started with inspiration from a calendar and sketched it a few times adding elements and taking elements out of the picture. It takes several drafts of a picture to get the ideas and composition right, so do not get discouraged if your picture does not turn out perfect on the first try, just tell yourself it is a rough draft that you can use for reference when you do the next and final drawing.  

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Free How to Draw the Watermill by the Pond Worksheet and Art Lesson



Below is a link that has been upgraded to PDF format that may work better on some devices.
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PROJECT NOTES.


Start by drawing lightly so you can erase later. 

Normally, when you begin be sure to NOT put the point of interest in the exact center because that is boring. 
However, this is not a normal landscape but like a portrait of the watermill so it is excusable to center the structure. 

The horizon where the sky meets the treetops. it is high up in the picture. Just draw it like a wavey line at first, you will come back to it later. 

Use basic shapes to outline the watermill. If you have problems drawing the wheel use the lid from a jar and trace around it. (it is not cheating it is using a tool).

Use more basic shapes to add details like windows. 

Outline rows of trees in the background. Give them some interest and random shapes so they do not look like rows of broccoli.

Outline the shrubbery around the pond They are half circles one behind the other. Outline the fence in the foreground. It is basically a bunch of long rectangles but make them crooked so it looks old. Our fence is not solid but has an opening so the viewer won't feel there is something keeping them out of the picture.

What makes this an interesting picture is all the different textures. As you are adding the details keep focusing on the textures. 

The roof has rows of shingles. Draw some light guidelines across so they stay even. Draw the singles at the same angle as the angle of the roof. Do not draw every single one, Make them random and interesting. 

The sides of the buildings have wood planks but the planks on the one building are verticle and on the other horizontal. Draw guidelines first and then go back and give them a rough look. There is a stone foundation that has a texture of lots of short lines at right angles.
 
Add the texture of the leaves. The shrubs in the foreground have larger leaves shown as dashes or fat squiggles, in the middle ground as thinner dashes, and in the distance as dots.  The leaves around the fence are shaped like the letter "V."  Some leaves point one way and some another.

Take your time as you give the leafy textures and the wood a rough look. 

The far trees are lighter use smaller textures and lighter touches. The trees close by are darker so use a darker texture and a heavier touch. 

Use only a few wavey lines for the water. Don't overdo the water so it stays shiny.
Add shadows, but do not overdo it. Keep the shadows all on one side since the sun is on the other. 

Happy sketching!
(c) Adron 2/5/21
 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Free How to Draw a Picture of a Lighthouse in The Bay Worksheet

Free to print how to draw a lighthouse on the bay worksheet. 


In this lesson, we have a lighthouse on an island in the bay. Lighthouses are very popular subjects and fill us with a lot of romantic feelings for the lone sentimental guardian watching over the lives of the seafarers as they approach the dangerous rocky coast. 

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Free how to draw the lighthouse on the bay lesson and worksheet.



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PRINTABLE NOTES


Start by drawing lightly so you can erase with more ease later. 

Your first line should be the horizon. It will determine the viewer's relation to the features of the picture. Do not put the horizon in the middle of the page, it will divide the picture in half and that is boring.  Place the horizon about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom. Use a ruler or other straight edge to keep it straight and level. 

Use basic shapes to develop the house. The near corner is slightly higher than the far edges. 
Most lighthouses are cylinder-shaped, but this one is square so use a line to show the corner. It is slightly wider at the base. 

There is more than one technique to work out the design for the rocks of the pier that the house is built on. For this picture use the SCRIBBLE TECHNIQUE but don't over-do it. Lightly scribble randomly to get the basic texture and shape of the rocks. You will come back to them and give them more work later. Use the SCRIBBLE TECHNIQUE to design the land across the bay. 

Once you have laid out the design of the house the way you like it erase any extra lines and go over the lines that you want to keep. 

Go over the random scribbles of the rocks and decide on what you like and go over those parts you like. Erase anything that you don't like. It should look random but interesting. This is going to create a contrasting texture to other elements of the picture. 

Use basic shapes to add details like windows and doors. 

Use shading carefully at first. Make sure the roof is darker than the shadows of the sides but not black. 
The shading on the rocks should be darker than the shading on the house. 

The bay has peaceful waters so use long lines going back and forth horizontally to show the gentle rolling waves. The lines are thicker and darker in the foreground and thinner, shorter and lighter in the distance. There should be darker waters at the edge of the rocks.

Make the land across the bay as a silhouette but not too dark.


The sky should have clouds or the picture will look unfinished. The clouds at the horizon are the smallest. The clouds in the middle of the sky are medium-sized and the clouds at the top are the biggest. The different sizes of clouds will give an appearance of distance. 
Four clouds you can use the scribble technique and LIGHTLY draw some random circles of different sizes that overlap one another. Go over the parts you like and erase the rest. 

Sign and date your art about an inch from the bottom so there is room for a frame.

I hope you draw a beautiful picture!

(c) Adron


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Monday, December 28, 2020

How to Draw a Picture of an Advent Candle Worksheet and Lesson

Here is a free lesson and printable worksheet for an advent candle.


I wanted to create this lesson for a while. It is both simple and challenging at the same time. This is a project that can be used as a beautiful season greeting card. or used as an illustration with a scripture accompanying it. 

If you have problems making the printable worksheet below print then see the HOW TO PRINT tab for some suggestions or try the updated PDF file below the image. 

I worked on this worksheet for about a week before I was happy with it. I hope you are able to use it and have fun with it. 

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Free How to Draw an Advent Candle Worksheet and art Lesson.

It takes me hours or even days to create a worksheet like this but I am glad to do it because I believe that when God gives you a gift it is so you can be a gift to others.

Below is a link to a file that may print better on some devices. 

CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format.

PRINTABLE NOTES

Draw lightly at the beginning so you can erase later.

Start by using basic shapes. Use a rectangle for the candle part. Use ovals for the base and holder parts.
Make the top like a triangle that angles down.

Use two or three teardrop shapes around the top for the drips of melted wax. 

Design the holly leaves around the base by drawing each leaf with two lines that bend out and then touch at the tips, this helps them to look even. Give them all a direction as they go around the base. 
Use some circles for the holly berries. Draw the holly berries in two or three clusters. use simple circles but have one behind the others for interest. 

The holly leaves have a line down the center but it is not a straight line, it is slightly curved.

Draw the wick like an upside-down letter 'J.'  Use a teardrop shape for the flame.  Give the teardrop shape a little "S" shaped wave for interest.

Go around the holly leaves and give the edges a multi-scalloped shape by drawing curving lines that meet each other at the ends to make points.  

Erase and clean up the extra lines.

Use a line to show the back edge of the table it is sitting on. The tabletop will be white so the holly leaves will have the background to stand out against. Use shading on the area above to give the candle a contrasting background. 

Use shading technique to give it a three-dimensional appearance. Be careful when you add shading to the candle because it is supposed to be white or a light hue so it is easy to over-do it. There will be some shadow under the drips. Put a little shadow on both sides and keep the middle light. The shadow on the side should be gradual from lighter near the center to the darkest near the edge. Spend most of your shading effort on the holy leaves they are dark by contrast. There will be shadows under the leaves or the bottom. There will be shadows around the berries. The darkest shadow will be under the edge at the bottom of the holly leaves. 

Sign your picture about an inch from the bottom so there is room for a frame. 

I hope you make a masterpiece! 

© Adron 12/28/2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

How to Draw A Picture of a Christmas Wreath, Printable Worksheet and Lesson

Below is a printable worksheet for how-to-draw a Christmas wreath.

I felt that this is an exciting project for the holiday season or it can be a part of any memorial illustration.  

The wreath in Christmas is a reminder of the crown of thorns that Christ wore when he was crucified for mankind's sins. It has since become a memorial symbol for many events and locations. It causes us to stop and think about the sacrifice and suffering of others. Wreaths are often found carved into memorials in cemeteries and monuments throughout the world. 

Drawing a dramatic wreath is a lot of fun and makes a great Christmas card or poster for the holidays.

If you have problems printing the file below then see the HOW TO PRINT tab for some suggestions to make it print better. There is a second file below in PDF format that may print better for some people. 

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Free How to Draw a Picture of a Christmas Wreath Worksheet


Sometimes it takes me hours but I create these how to draw worksheets but I do it so that I can give back because I believe that when you have been given a gift it is so you can be a gift to others, and I hope these worksheets are a means of blessing to you.


Below is a link to a file in PDF format that may print better for some people.

CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format. 

PRINTABLE NOTES.


Start by drawing lightly so that you can erase what you need to later. 

If you are not an expert in drawing a circle try going around three or four times to get the shape truly round, but do not worry if it is not perfect because it is a wreath and they are not perfect circles.  Draw two circles so it looks like a fat donut. You can use the lids of a couple of jars and trace them for the circle. You are not cheeting if you use a jar lid to make the circle, every professional artist uses tools and the jar lid is as good as any.

Use basic shapes for the ribbon. Draw a square for the middle and two triangles on each side with the points going into the square. Draw rectangles for the bottom laces of the ribbon.  You are just working out the design now you will come back to the ribbon later.

Draw three or four circles to show where you will place the berry clusters and their leaves. 

Use lines to give you ideas on where to put the leaves. Keep them going in the same direction in most cases clockwise. Have a few lines going outward or sideways for interest and to make it look real. 
Draw circles for the berries and draw the leaves that go around the berries. Plan to make these leaves different maybe fatter and they point outward from the berries. 

After you have worked out the design, go around the lines that were to show where the leaves would be. Do the leaves in two lines so they come to a point. If you try to use one stroke the leaf won't be even and look like you were not careful. THIS WILL TAKE A LONG TIME SO PLAN FOR IT AND DON'T RUSH. 

Avoid lines that lead into another line, it is hard on the eye. Start one leaf on the sides of another but never on the tip.  

Draw around the shapes of the ribbon to give them softer edges and graceful bendy lines.

Erase the extra lines.

Use the shading technique to give it a three-dimension effect. The darkest areas are at the base of each leaf and the lightest area is at the tip of each leaf.  

Sign and date your work but leave room for a frame. 

I hope you draw a masterpiece! 

© Adron 12/4/20

Friday, November 27, 2020

How To Draw A Cat Who Is About To Pounce. Free Drawing Worksheet

How to draw a cat who is about to pounce drawing lesson and printable worksheet.

This simple how to draw a cat about to pounce worksheet will help give the young artist confidence in drawing.

Parents, teachers, and homeschool families will be able to use this lesson in class, or it may be a take-home project or used in an after school homework club.

This cat is a cartoon drawing because of its simplicity and exaggerated features like the face and the pose.

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Free How To Draw A Cat Who Is About To Pounce by MrAdron.


Sometimes it takes me hours but I create these how to draw worksheets but I do it so that I can give back because I believe when you have been given a gift it is so you can be a gift to others, and I hope these worksheets are a means of blessing to you.

If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above.

CLICK HERE for a link to a jpeg file that may work better on some printers.

I put a second link below incase the first does not work for you.

CLICK HERE for a link to a pdf file that may work better for some computers.

YOU MAY PRINT THE PROJECT NOTES BELOW.


BEGINNINGS
Start with a tall oval for the body and below the oval draw a wide circle for the head. Add two ovals for the paws on both sides of the head.

FACE
Use guidelines across the center of the face and down the center of the face to keep things even. Draw them lightly since you will want to erase them later.
     * Add the ears on the top of the head.
     * The eyes are below the guideline that is going across the face.
     * The eyes are almond-shaped there is a curved line on the top and a curved line on the bottom.
     * The nose is a little below the eyes and on the center guideline; the nose is a triangle pointing down.
     * The eyes are looking sideways so draw the iris on the left half so it will appear as if he is looking left.
     * The pupils are lines going up and down and they are low in the iris so he looks like he is watching the toy mouse.
     * His mouth is shaped like a rounded "W", and there is a line connecting the nose and the mouth.

BODY
     * The paws have three curves underneath with lines for the claws.
     * There are elbows on the side of the face they are a bent line.
     * The rear legs are a curving line that follows the bend of the body.
     * There is a circle for the rear paws.
     * The tail is made of two parallel lines it can be straight up or curve like an "S" or a "?" shape.

MOUSE
The toy mouse gives the picture a story.
     * The mouse is a half circle for the body and a straight line below.
     * There are circles for the ears and a curving line for the tail.
     * Draw circles for the wheels.
     * Draw two circles like a figure * for the wind-up key.

© Adron 3/24/14

Monday, November 16, 2020

Free How To Draw a Picture of a Sidewalk Cafe Worksheet

This is a free how-to-draw worksheet. 

Below is a how-to-draw a picture of a sidewalk cafe worksheet and art lesson.  This can be used in class or homeschool or for your own enjoyment.  It is an easy project and is almost all a matter of shapes.
 
Wanted to create this worksheet for some time because I always liked the romance of the sidewalk cafe. It makes you think of lazy afternoons with a friend as you enjoying a favorite pastry.  It is a picture that anyone can appreciate.  It is easy to draw and a rewarding project when it is done. 

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My worksheets are free and you may download and print as many as you need for your class club or personal enjoyment. May I ask that if you are able that you consider making a small contribution to support my work?  Please click HERE TO DONATE and enter an amount that shows your level of appreciation. Your donation will enable me to create more worksheets like this one for you. Thank you. 

If you have problems making it print on your device click on the HOW TO PRINT tab where I have put some tips that have helped in the past. 

Free How To Draw A Picture of a Sidewalk Cafe Worksheet

I create these how-to worksheets because I believe that when you have been blessed you should seek to be a blessing to others. These worksheets take hours or even days to create and I hope they are a blessing to you. 


Here is a link to a PDF file that may print better on some devices. 

CLICK HERE for the PDF.

PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES


Draw lightly at first so you can erase later.  

This project uses a lot of basic shapes like rectangles squares triangles circles and more.  The tricky part is having everything line up. Use guidelines to keep things level and even. 
Do not be afraid to use a ruler to make your lines straight. 

In my design, there are three windows at the top with a rectangle flower box, there is a rectangle sign, a square store window, a rectangle door with a half-circle window, a triangle umbrella, an oval table cylinder flower pots. The chairs are a combination of thin rectangles. 

To make the letters even on the sign, divide the sign into halves and then quarters then draw the letters in the four spaces. Write each letter then go around it to give it volume. Shade the areas around the letters.

Start the lamp with a guideline down the center then use basic shapes. Use curved lines to show roundness. 

Begin the chairs with a line on the ground for how far down the legs go for the legs nearest the viewer, and use a guideline a little higher for how far down the legs go on the legs farther away. Draw the chairs like simple line shapes and then go around the shapes to give each one fullness. For interest have one behind the other. Use a rectangle for the back of the chair.

Use double lines around the doors and windows. 
Use scribbly choppy lines for the flowers. 
Focus on texture. 
Use short lines in random rows for bricks. 
Use long lines above for the siding of the areas around the windows. 
Use dots for the street. 
Horizontal lines for the door. 
Use shading to give depth and roundness. Don't make the windows solid black, leave some shiny areas. 
Sign and date your picture about 1 inch from the bottom so there is room for a frame.


I hope you draw a masterpiece!

© A. E. Dozat 11/16/2020

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Free How to Draw a Seagull on the Beach Worksheet and Art Lesson

I am glad to share my free how-to-draw a seagull on the beach worksheet and art lesson that you can download and print out for your class or personal enjoyment.

I have always thought the seagulls were marvelous creatures. They inhabit shores all over the world. Sometimes they are alone, and sometimes they are in a flock. There is something beautiful in how they seem to drift in the sky as they search for food. They are bold, too, and will come close enough to a person to snatch their food.  So it seemed that sooner or later, I had to create a how-to-draw worksheet for the noble seagull.  

If you have problems downloading the image below, click on the HOW TO PRINT tab, I have listed some common issues and possible solutions you can try. You can also download the PDF below if the image file is too problematic. 


Free how to draw a seagull on the beach worksheet 

I create these how-to worksheets because I believe in giving back and that when you have been blessed, you should seek to be a blessing to others. These worksheets take hours or even days to create, and I hope they are a blessing to you. 


Here is a file that may work better on some devices. It is a PDF.

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PRINTABLE NOTES


The setting is as important as the portrait of the seagull so start with the horizon line, just as you would with any landscape picture.  Start your drawing with a loose and free approach, almost as if you are just going to play around with some ideas. Scribble random circles where the huge clouds might be. Don't even try to put them anywhere on purpose; let the design of the clouds be like an accident. We'll come back to them later. 

The seagull is in the foreground so draw it before you do too much with the background. Start the seagull with a teardrop shape sideways, an oval for the head, a rectangle for the neck, and a thin rectangle for the beak. Dont make the legs just straight; make him doing something like walking; it gives the picture interest. 

Draw a few lines across the water for the crashing wave. When waves roll across the beach, they make foam on edge.  Draw a wavey line where you want the foam edge to be.  

Go around the lines of the shapes that you used to start the seagull and make it look more like a seagull, then erase the extra lines.

There are so many different types of seagulls that you dont need to worry about making yours perfect because somewhere there is one just like yours.

Go around the scribbled circles that started the clouds and make the best parts darker, then erase the others, make sure the sunlight is on one side and the shadow is on the other. 

Keep the sea simple. Use lines going right and left for the waves. The waves far away are small and short; the waves become larger up close where they are longer and larger. 

Use a triangle to add a sailboat; this will give a sense of distance and size. 

For the foam of the crashing wave, start with tiny circles, then go around them and erase the extra lines. There will be shadows underneath the foam and under the part where the wave curls over. 

The water of the wave will have a flow over from the top, and a flow out from the bottom uses fine lines to show this. 

Use lines back and forth to shade the dark areas of the foreground water.

The sand is darker and coarser near the bottom; it is finer and lighter near the water. Take your time and use many dots in horizontal rows to give the sand texture.   

Take your time with shading and texture; this is what will make the picture look real.

(c) A. E Dozat  11/8/20

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Free How to Draw Flowers by the Rural Fence Worksheet

Below is a Free How to Draw Flowers by the Rural Fence Worksheet. 


This picture was inspired by something I saw when walking my dog. There was a fence beside the path we were on and some flowers were growing through the cross pieces of the fence. I took a picture of it with my cellphone and later did some art inspired by the scene. It is a simple and easy project but can be very nice when it is finished.  

I spent all night and half of the next day creating this one.  I hope you have fun with it. 

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Free Printable How to Draw Worksheet, Flowers at a Rural Fence

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During the beginning stages draw lightly so you can make erasures and corrections later on. 

The fence starts out as a series of long rectangles. Two are verticle and four are horizontal, they do not need to be perfect. 

Do not draw the fence perfect, give it some crooked and bent parts like something that has been outside for a long time might look. 

Use circles and half-circles to place where the flowers will be in the picture. Some of the flowers are facing out to you and some are facing up, the ones facing up look like half circles. Draw small circles for the center. Put some flowers in front of others.
 
Draw the petals from the center to the outer circle. Use two lines, one for each side. Use a guideline to keep the petals going straight. then erase the extra lines.  

The leaves in the shrubbery below the flowers are like the letter "V" but rounded. 

Use short choppy lines to give the wood a rough texture.

Use the shading technique to give the picture depth. The far trees are a light gray, the distant shrubbery are a darker gray. The darkest areas should be the closest like the side of the post and the underside of the cross pieces. Shade around the leaves and the flowers but leave the flowers and leaves white so they stand out. 

Sign and date your work about an inch from the bottom so there is room for a mat and frame.

I hope this picture turns out beautifully for you. 

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