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Saturday, May 12, 2012

How To Draw A Garden Lamp Post

How to Draw a  Lamp post

This printable drawing worksheet and art lesson is an easy and fun project that the young artist will be quick to master. It is easy to draw a garden scene and an old style lamp on a post makes it interesting.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT. Learning to draw takes practice so don't give up but draw every day, come back often and try other projects and soon you will be making beautiful pictures.

The worksheet below may be printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer or saving to your device to print later. Some printers work better if you drag the image to your desktop and print from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab for some helpful tips. Below the image are links to alternate formats of this image in case this one won't work

Printable How To Draw A Garden Lamppost Worksheet

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Start by outlining the lamp post lightly in the center of the page or to make it interesting off to the side. The lamp post is just two lines going up and down. The top of the lamp post has the lamp and it is shaped like a diamond.

Add windows and frames for the windows. Add some details like a ball on the top and a little cuff between the lamppost and the lamp. Remember to make it look round by using a shadow that goes from light to dark.

The flowers start as a lot of large circles draw them lightly so you can erase later. Make a dot in the center of each circle. Starting at the dot draw skinny diamond shapes for the petals of the flowers. Make lots of leaves shaped like spades or hearts.

The bricks start out as three curved lines that go all the way around for the planter. Divide the lines by drawing up and down lines to make individual bricks. Use an alternating pattern for interest. Draw a line for the top of the bricks but do it lightly so you can have some flowers and leaves going over them. Draw grass to cover the bottom. Add a few chips and dots for roughness.

For a background, I put in a wall with the same brick pattern but I used bigger shapes.  Make these lighter and use less detail.  Behind the wall, I have a row of trees. I made these with even less detail by just using a few scribble lines, and shadows.

If you like my example you can put in the path. The grass outlines the path.  I used irregular oval shapes for the stepping stones. Make the path curve, A curved path is more interesting and brings the eye into the picture.
How to draw garden lamp post

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