Saturday, July 28, 2012

How to Draw a Well: Art Lesson and Worksheet

This free printable worksheet, How To Draw A Well, is a fun little drawing project for a beginner artist. Look at my example below in watercolor to see that it makes a nice greeting card. A well can be a focal point in any rural or garden scene.

Just highlight and send to your printer or save for later. Some printers work better on this if you drag it to the desktop and print from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT; If your drawings do not turn out the way you want do not give up learning to draw takes practice so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try a few projects for ideas.

Worksheet for How to Draw a Well 


Begin with a basic outline. The base of the well is a cylinder. The curve of the front top should go down and match the curve of the bottom. The curve at the top back should go up. The roof starts with parallel lines; two for the post on either side of the well, two for the top and bottom of the roof and two at an angle for the edge.

I draw guide-lines that form a grid on the roof for the shingles. Draw this lightly since you may need to erase extra marks. Make some shingles wider than others but keep them pretty much the same length. Don't draw every single one, on some just give a slight suggestion that the shingle is there, that makes it look old and weathered.

The side posts are three lines going up and down. There is a cross piece for the bucket to hang from make two lines for this remember to draw the rope in the middle. The bottom of the cross piece is darker than the top because of the shadow.

I also use a grid for the stones on the side of the well. Keep this light so you can erase later. Don't make the stones all the same shape. Give them some different shapes. Draw the stones by outlining them and leaving a gap between each one for the mortar.

The bucket is a cylinder with a few details like some lines curving across for the metal and some lines going up and down for the wood. Draw the crank like a letter "Z"

Add shadows under the stones and the bottom edges of the shingles, and inside the roof.

You can put trees in the background and bushes in front of the trees. You can add flowers and a stone path leading to the well.
Example of well from Drawing Lesson

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