Sunday, February 4, 2018

How To Draw A Village on a Distant Hill Printable Worksheet

How To Draw A Village on a Distant Hill is a free printable worksheet and drawing lesson that will help give the young artist some confidence and direction in drawing a rural scene. I first drew this village as a part of a comic book I am helping to write and illustrate. I thought it would make an interesting drawing project for a young artist. It is a simple project and ideal for the young artist or for extra drawing practice.

Parents and teachers and Homeschool families will find many ways to use this project.
  • You can use it in class.
  • You can use it to help you draw an illustration or a page in a comic book.
  • You can send it home as an extra project.
  • You can use it as a lesson by itself.
  • An art lesson handout.
  • You can use it as an extra activity to fill in the time.
  • Print a few like this and take them as a vacation activity for the kids.
FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
Learning to draw takes practice so if your project does not turn out the way you had hoped it would do not give up. Your frustration is a good sign that you have talent and know how you want your picture to look like. You only need to get your skill up to the level of your talent. So draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to my blog often and try some of my other projects.

HOW TO PRINT
To print the How To Draw A Village on a Distant Hill Worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above for some suggestions or try one of the updated links below.

How to draw a village worksheet

You might also like the How To Draw A Bell Tower worksheet. CLICK HERE.

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

CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format.

YOU MAY PRINT THE PROJECT NOTES BELOW.

BEGINNING
Use a few lines draw a very simple landscape. Here we are drawing meadows and a hill for the village. The hills in the distance are closer together and the hills in the foreground are farther apart.
Be sure to have one big hill for the village.
Make the road that leads to the village with a few zigzags or curves- a straight road is boring.

Old villages had a stone wall around them like a fort for protection. Use a few lines to draw the village wall like a rectangle coming up from the lower hills. Add towers to the village walls.

HOUSES
Some houses are outside the wall but be careful to make sure they are smaller than the wall and be sure to leave the wall showing above those houses.

Use straight lines to make squares and rectangles and parallelograms to create houses. Draw the houses from the corner and not the full side view it is more interesting.

The houses closest to you are the lowest ones. Start with the lowest houses first like an uneven row. Then draw the next row above so they are behind the second row. The higher up the hill the less of the side of the houses you see and more of the roofs are visible. Keep adding more rows until you cover the hill. Have some houses facing one way and some facing another.

Develop the landscape with trees and bushes on the ridges of the hills. Use bushes or stone walls or fences beside the road that leads to the village. The bushes in the foreground will be darker and with more detail. The bushes in the distance will be lighter and drawn simply.

Add towers to the village walls.

When you think you have put in all the houses you can then look at it again and see if you can put in some more. This is the hard work and takes patience but it will look good if you do.

Use dots and dashes to make rows for the crops in the fields. Make the rows go in different directions from one field to the next.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you.  To find more like it use the searchbox or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.


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