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How to Draw a Mountain Range

In this lesson I want to show you how to draw a mountain range. I promise that an interesting and useful pastime awaits you ahead.

realistic mountain range drawing step by step
how to draw a mountain range step by step

Surely you will like the new instruction on how to draw a mountain range. In this lesson, you will acquire useful skills that will definitely come in handy for you in the future to create beautiful landscapes.

In this lesson you will draw several natural objects – mountains, trees, a river, and stones. All these objects have a simple shape, and you won’t have any trouble drawing them.

Freehand lines are allowed in this tutorial, and the shape of the mountain range may differ slightly from my example. The main thing is to remember the sequence of steps so that you can easily draw a mountain range if necessary.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a Mountain Range

  1. Draw a horizon line.

    Depict a straight horizontal line approximately in the middle of your drawing.how to draw a mountain range easy

  2. Add one mountain.

    Above the horizon line, draw the mountain that is closer to us.how to draw a simple mountain range

  3. Depict the next mountain.

    On the left side of the drawing, draw another mountain using jagged lines.how to draw a realistic mountain range

  4. Draw the rest of the mountains.

    With a jagged line, depict the mountains that are located farther from us.mountain range drawing lesson

  5. Sketch out the river.

    Below the horizon line, draw two lines in the same position as in my example.mountain range drawing tutorial

  6. Add the plants and rocks.

    Draw the large stones in the foreground, draw the shrubs and one tree in the distance.mountain range drawing guide

  7. Depict the rest of the plants.

    On the right side of the drawing, add the trees and shrubs. Detail the surface of the mountains.simple mountain range drawing

  8. Correct inaccuracies.

    Look carefully at your drawing and correct the mistakes if necessary.cartoon mountain range drawing

  9. Color the drawing.

    You will need different shades of green, as well as blue and gray.realistic mountain range drawing step by step

Now you have learned how to draw a mountain range. I will be glad if you leave a little feedback in the comments. This motivates me to create new exciting lessons. Now you can download a free PDF file with a short version of this lesson. Thus, you can return to the lesson at any time and complete it again.

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