Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How to Draw a Lighthouse,

How to draw a lighthouse.
This free printable How To Draw A Lighthouse Worksheet is a simple picture of a lighthouse and is easy to draw. You only need to know how to draw a straight line with a ruler, how to draw jagged lines like lighting bolts and how to draw curvy lines.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
Learning to draw takes time and practice. If your picture does not come out the way you thought it should do not give up because no one is as hard on themselves as a person who truly has the gift of art. Your frustration proves you have the gift but you just need to get your skill level up to match. Draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to this blog and try some of my other projects there are many to choose from.

To print the image below just highlight it and send it to your printer. If you have problems try the HOW TO PRINT tab above or try one of the updated files below.

Printable How to Draw a Lighthouse Worksheet

Here are a couple of files that I updated to be more printer friendly.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG photo formatted file.
CLICK HERE for a PDF formatted file.

BEGINNINGS
Draw the horizon first, do not make it too high or too low and avoid putting it in the middle

The bluff starts a little above the horizon. The cliff starts as a jagged line. The beach starts as a bent line. Draw a guideline straight up and down for the center of the lighthouse.

DETAILS
The top of the lighthouse is slightly arched upward. The bottom is slightly arched downward. Draw the top first then the bottom, use the guideline you drew to keep things even. Lastly draw the sides- use a ruler for straight lines.  Use jagged lines to fill in the cliff. Add a few more bent lines for the waves

Draw the light ray before filling in the sky, be careful that you don't draw over it when you fill in the clouds.

SKY
Fill up the sky with dark clouds make the sky dark but keep the light ray white. Use curvy lines for the tops of the clouds and straight lines for the bottoms. Shadow in the back of the lighthouse and the jagged cliffs, keep the cliffs irregular and interesting. Make the ocean dark. The sky is darkest at the top and pale at the bottom. Leave parts of the ocean pale for the waves by the beach.
I did this drawing in 20 minutes with ink markers.  If you take you time yours will look much better than mine.

Example of how to draw a lighthouse
(c) Adron

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Adron


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