The content of this blog is protected by copyright. I give permission for personal and classroom use of a reasonably limited amount of my material. You do not need to contact me to ask. For more information see the permissions and restrictions statement in the footer below.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How To Draw Stone Stairs, Lesson and Worksheet

How to Draw Stone Stairs.
This free printable drawing worksheet, How To Draw The Stone Stars, is a good project that may be part of a fantasy or historical art piece. The stars could be in a dungeon or a castle; a hero could be climbing them or monster descending them.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:  If your drawings do not turn out the way you were hopping do not give up, learning to draw takes practice. Draw everyday and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to this blog often and try some of my other projects.

The worksheet below may printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer or saving to your device and printing later. If you have problems see the how to print tab above for some tips, or try one of the links below to updated files.

Printable How To Draw Castle Stone Stairs worksheet

Here are two links to files that I have updated to print better.

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

Our project starts with an arch big enough for all the details inside.  Mark the vanishing point at eye-level, all the vertical lines will tilt toward it.

The steps are bigger at the bottom, they get narrower and shorter as they progress up. The right side of the steps are drawn against the right wall, and  the left side is hidden by the hidden arch since we are not looking directly into the stairwell but at an angle. The top of the stair wraps around so we change direction and draw the left side of the steps with the right side being hidden behind the right turn of the wall. These sides are drawn with lines going up then back along the guideline to the vanishing point. The front of the steps are tall but the tops of the steps are narrow due to perspective. Divide the front of the steps into different stones,

Lightly mark a pattern on the wall by lines going toward the vanishing point then draw some lines vertical and arching at the top; this makes a checker grid that you can use to develop the stones or the bricks of the walls. Draw around the grid to make individual stones make some to have different shapes.

The stars are dark and shadowy so look for areas to shadow like the distant parts and the parts where walls come together or the bottom of the steps. Keep the top of the steps as white as you can.

Take your time and add detail to the stones with smudges and chips, Leave the spaces between the stones white for the mortar.

There will be more detail in the foreground, the front steps, and near walls than in the background.

(C) Adron

You might also be interested in my other worksheet how to draw a castle tower.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you.  To find more like it see the labels at the right or choose one of the favorites in the left sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.


These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.

Use the share buttons below to share this, Thank you..