Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Printable How To Draw A Castle Drawbridge Worksheet

This is a simple project and it works best when combined with others in a larger project. This printable worksheet will gives tips and helps for the young artist.

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How To Draw A Castle Drawbridge Worksheet

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PRINTABLE NOTES

The drawbridge is like a door with a wooden road going to it.

BEGINNING
Draw a line for the bottom and a line for the top of the wall.
Draw an arch for the door in the castle wall. Use a vanishing point inside the arch for the lines of the drawbridge to reach to. You do not draw all the way to the vanishing point it is just a reference point.
The drawbridge is four lines that are like a triangle with the top cut off. It is wider at the bottom than at the top because of perspective.
Draw guidelines for the pull chains.
Use a couple of lines to draw the half open doors.

DEVELOPING FORM
Use guidelines for the stones that make the wall. The guidelines will go straight across the wall and around the arch. Draw lightly so you can erase later.
Draw circles on the guideline for the pull chain.
Draw a grid at the top of the arch for the Portcullis, (the bars that drop down from the top).
Draw circles for the pull rings and lines for the hinges.

DETAILS
Trace around the grid for the bars so they look thick and heavy.
The bridge has planks going across it. Use several vertical lines, but they get closer together nearer the top.
Give texture to the bridge and doors with short choppy lines.
For the moat use jagged lines from the bottom of the castle going down to the water.

FINISHING TOUCHES
Use shading technique to darken the inside of the doorway.
Give texture to the stones by using dots or smudges. Do not make the stones nearest the arch dark keep them light for contrast.
Make the bars dark, the hinges chains and pulls dark too.

Draw something like pillars or towers on each side of the drawbridge to separate it from the rest of the wall.

Draw something inside like buildings or knights.

Fill the moat with water, don't forget the crocodiles!


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