Saturday, April 23, 2016

Printable How To Draw The Castle Ruins Worksheet

This free printable how to draw worksheet is helpful to compose and create an iconic scene of an ancient castle in ruins. It is ideal if you are trying to come up with a scene for an adventure picture or illustrating a scene from a fantasy.

I researched images of ruined castles to get inspiration and found the Irish castles were what I had in mind.

Teachers, Homeschool families, and parents will be able to use this in many ways.
  • It can be an extra activity to fill in the time.
  • It can be part of a homeschool program.
  • It can be an art lesson handout.
  • It can be a take-home project.
  • It can be a stand-alone lesson. 
  • It can be part of an after-school art club.
  • It can be a lesson filler or part of a sub's art lesson plans.
  • It can be given out as a take-home activity.
  • You can print this and give it out at a child's theme party.
Learning to draw takes time and practice. If your picture does not turn out just the way you had in mind then try again. No one is as hard on themselves as a person who has the gift of art. Frustration shows you have the talent but skill is different and you just need to develop your skill to reach the same level as your talent, so practice and draw every day. Come back to my blog and try my other projects. I am always adding new ones and I am sure you will find some you like.

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To print the drawing worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some printers work better if you first copy the image and then past it into a Word Doc, then print the Word Doc like you would normally. If you have problems printing see the HOW TO PRINT TAB above or try one of the updated links below that have been modified to print better.

How To Draw Castle Ruins Worksheet 

Here are two links that may print better

CLICK HERE for a file in JPEG photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format. (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).


Start by drawing lightly so you can erase later.
Unless you are copying a picture you need to come up with some ideas to make the drawing interesting and unique.  I like to use the freeform technique to get ideas. Scribble and draw shapes randomly on a practice sheet of paper. I even turn it right side or upside down to make sure it is random. This should only take a minute or two.

Next look at the mess you made and pick out shapes and lines that might make an interesting picture. Go over those lines with a darker pencil. This should give you some ideas. Sometimes you have to do this two or three times before you get enough ideas. You may need to go to a new piece of paper and use the ideas to make the actual drawing.

The neat thing is that you do not need to worry about drawing a straight line since it is old and crumbly the crooked line could be an old tower just about to fall.

Draw a line straight across the bottom for where it is on the ground, remember things nearer are lower on the ground and the things behind are a little higher.

Use arches for windows and doors.  Have the windows show what is on the other side like part of a far wall. Have the doors show part of a wall inside. Put some things behind other things.

Use short wiggly lines for the stones that make up the wall. There will be more of them and darker ones in the walls closest to you and fewer lighter lines for the walls behind.
Use small "V" shapes for ivy plants creeping up the wall

Use shading technique to make things stand out. Use light and dark contrast to help things stand apart.

Put bushes and dead trees around the scene.
Draw a background with some low hills or a forest.

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