I suggest you complete the lesson in which you will learn how to draw a river. This lesson consists of nine simple steps.
I have prepared a drawing lesson for you in which I will tell and show you how to draw a river step by step. The ability to draw a natural landscape is very important for every artist.
This drawing lesson was created especially for beginners or children, so I’m sure you won’t face any difficulties while doing it. A river is a large-sized natural water stream that has a natural course.
I think many of you have seen the river. By learning how to draw a river with this easy tutorial, you can use these skills if you want to draw a river against some other natural landscape. For example, you can depict a river with mountains in the background.
When doing this drawing, you will draw not only a river, but also fields, planting with trees, grass, and stones. Thus, this lesson will greatly help you improve your artistic skills.
- Coloring supplies
Time needed: 30 minutes
How to Draw a River
- Draw the frame.
First, depict the frame in the form of a rectangle, within which the landscape will be depicted.
- Add the outlines of the river and fields.
Use wavy and curved lines to mark your future landscape.
- Depict the landing contours.
Draw two long wavy lines over the previously drawn field outlines.
- Sketch out the rocks in the river.
Inside the previously drawn outline of the river, draw two large stones of different sizes.
- Add the separator line between the fields.
On the left side of your drawing, draw a straight and curved line.
- Depict the grass.
On the protruding parts of the fields near the river, draw the grass using zigzag lines.
- Add some more elements.
Depict two more curved lines and draw the grass in the same way as shown in the previous step.
- Sketch out the highlights.
Draw wavy and curved lines on the surface of the water as shown.
- Color the drawing.
To color the river, use blues, shades of green, and shades of gray.
I will be glad to read your feedback and ideas for new drawing lessons. Don’t forget to download the PDF file, which contains a short version of this lesson, as well as additional practice materials to help you complete it.