Saturday, February 27, 2016

How to Draw A Waterfall Printable Worksheet.

This lesson and printable how to draw worksheet will be helpful to give the young artist confidence in drawing a beautiful and peaceful scene that can be the background or focus of a beautiful picture.

Parents, teachers and homeschool families will be able to use this in class and at home. It can be a stand-alone lesson, an extra time activity, or a take home project.

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Learning to draw takes practice and time. If your picture does not turn out the way you had hoped it would do not give up, keep on trying because frustration is a good sign. When you have the gift of artistic talent you are harder on yourself than anyone else, it is because art is not only talent it is also skill and skill comes with practice; so draw every day to bring your skill to the level of your gift and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try some of my other projects.

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How To Draw A Waterfall Printable Worksheet.


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PRINTABLE NOTES.

BEGINNINGS
Start with the main horizon. First, draw a jagged line for the top of the cliff.
Second draw the line for the distant pool.
Third draw the waterfall as long downward flowing lines. Give a few humps where the water splashes over rocks.

DEVELOPING THE COMPOSITION
The waterfall flows over a cliff. Outline the sides of the cliff with ridges that flow down and inward. Use straight jagged lines. Add boulders and rocks at the bottom near the water.

Add the texture of plants. Draw "m" shapes for the top edges of the bushes and "V" shapes for the bottom. The plants follow the direction of the cliffs, down and inward.

Add trees above the cliff. The bushes hang over the side of the cliff.

The edge of the water has boulders and boulders stick up from the water. Draw the boulders as rounded shapes like the letter "D" on its back.

Use thin lines going back and forth for the water. Put more lines lower near the front so it is darker and fewer lines higher near the back edge so it is lighter, this gives contrast between the water and the cliffs.

TEXTURE
Keep adding the leaves going over and down the cliffs. Use a lot of scribbly lines and leaf-like shapes. Add more sharp jagged lines for the rough feel of the cliffs.

SHADING
The waterfall is light and everything else is darker. Put shadow on the side of the rocks and under the plants and under the trees.

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