Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How To Draw Craggy Distant Mountains

This free printable how to draw worksheet will help the young artist develop skills at drawing a basic feature of a landscape and push him beyond mere triangles in the back ground.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
If your drawings do not turn out the way you hoped they would do not give up. Frustration is proof that you have the gift of art. You just need to get your skill level up the level of your talent. Draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures that you will be proud of.

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How To Draw The Craggy Mountains Worksheet

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PRINTABLE NOTES

BEGINNINGS
Remember you are not drawing a mountain but a range of mountains. Some will be in the background behind others, and there will be little hills low in the middle ground.

Use short straight jagged lines to scribble shapes that are slightly triangular in shape. Keep them different sizes and shapes.  One should be higher than the others it should be near the center, if they are all the same height it would be boring.

Draw the middle ground hills as long wavy lines.  Draw the meadow in the foreground as a straight line.

DEVELOPING THE FORM.
Use short choppy jagged lines to work out the many cliffs and folds of the mountain.
Use shorter jagged lines to mark off the snow caps on the tops of the mountains. Do not just make them straight but give them and interesting shape.

SHADING AND TEXTURE
Decide which side the sun is on and take your time to add the shadows on the opposite side of each mountain. Use dots small scribble marks and short choppy lines to give the sides of the mountains texture. The farthest mountains will be lighter and not have much texture.

The rolling hills have trees on top and the meadow has a line of trees where they meet the hills. Draw these with short up and down scribbly marks.

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