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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How To Draw Craggy Distant Mountains

A free printable how to draw worksheet for craggy mountains.

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

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.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 Remember to set your printer to color.

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

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How To Draw The Craggy Mountains Worksheet

Here are two links that have been updated to print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in JPEG photo format.
CLICK HERE for a PDF file.(With some computers you may need to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing button in the toolbar at the top of the link, next open the file by clicking on the window at the bottom of your screen, then you can print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would do normally. If you still have a problem, try saving it to your desktop and printing from there).

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 an 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 some 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. Teachers, Homeschool families, and parents will be able to use this in many ways.
  • You can use it as part of an after-school art club.
  • You can use it as an extra activity to fill in the time.
  • You can use it as part of a homeschool program.
  • You can use it as an art lesson handout.
  • You can use it as a take-home project.
  • You can use it as a stand-alone lesson. 
  • You can print this and give it out at a child's theme party.
  • You can use it as a lesson filler or part of a sub's art lesson plans.
  • You can use it as a take-home activity.

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