How to draw a winter landscape (+ coloring)

The children start preparing for the New Year holidays when winter comes. You can make a snowman or play snowballs in the street.

Winter landscapes are incredibly beautiful. It’s wrong to think that winter is boring and monotonous. The snow sparkles and shines in the sunlight and gains the crimson shades when it’s dawn or sunset. It’s very bright at night because of the snow.

We offer you to draw a winter landscape with your child. We’ll learn you how to draw the basic details in a very simple way. Perhaps the child will want to draw a winter in his or her town or village.

We have an online album where you can draw a winter landscape online on the website. Do you want to try? Click on this link.

You need:
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Horizon line

The most important thing is to define the horizon line when drawing a landscape. It helps you to mark a foreground and a background. The line is not necessarily straight because the snow mounds are wavy.

Horizon line

2

Path

We draw a path from the horizon line. Perhaps it goes further but it can’t be seen.

Path

The nearer the path to the frontground the more it narrows because we can see the far away objects small and the nearer ones – large. Don’t draw it straight, the path meanders between the hills because of the snow.

Path

3

House

Draw the house on the right side to make it seen completely.

House

The building consists of two rectangles because it’s turned in three quarters.

House

If you look at the house at this angle, the rectangles won’t be even. They slightly narrow in the connection area because they gradually “go” to the background.

House

Erase the unnecessary lines. The house has got the right shape and the connection line has turned into a corner of the building. Use a ruler to make the house even. You can draw a multistoried building instead of a one-storied one.

House

4

Roof

The house must have a roof if it’s a one-storied house.

Roof

Draw the roof in the form of a voluminous triangle. The roof won’t cover the whole house if you draw only one figure.

Roof

5

Snow on the roof

The roofs of the houses are covered with white “hats”after a long snowfall. That’s the beauty of it.

Snow on the roof

6

Windows

There can be several windows in the house. Don’t draw the roof’s lower part even, because there is a snow on it and the snow covers the roof with uneven layers.

Windows

Separate the glasses from the window frames, drawing the smaller figures inside of the rectangles.

Windows

7

Wooden blocks

The houses have always been made of wood in the past because they keep the warmth better. The wooden planks were seen outside, they were used to build the house.

Wooden blocks

The roof was often made by connecting the beams vertically and the house was made by placing the logs horizontally. Draw the location of the beams and the logs correctly. You can draw a brick house.

Wooden blocks

8

Snow hills

Draw the small hills in the form of curved lines because the snow covers the ground unevenly because of the wind.

Snow hills

9

Clouds

You can draw the clouds in the sky in different ways. You can draw them, for example, with the help of circles and ovals overlaid on each other.

Clouds

You must erase the inner part of the figures then to leave only the contours.

Clouds

Follow the instruction attentively.

Clouds

Draw as many clouds as you can – big and small. This will make the drawing more interesting.

Clouds

10

Plants

Draw some bushes at a random number.

Plants

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Background

You can draw the hills, where the path is lost, in the background.They are not higher than the house because it’s the ground which is covered with snow. You can draw the mountains if you want.

Background

12

Fur-trees

Fur-trees are the essential attribute of the winter landscape. Draw them on the front and central grounds, not forgetting that the first tree is bigger the second one is smaller.

Fur-trees

13

Snow mounds

Give the volume to the snow-covered ground, drawing the hills with the help of the wavy lines. Look at your drawing attentively, if there are some lines you need to erase – remove them.

Snow mounds

14

Tree near the house

Another fur-tree is near the house, almost in the background – it’s the smallest one.

Tree near the house

15

Snowflakes

The most important thing in a winter landscape is a beautiful snowfall. Draw as many snowflakes as you can. You can draw them in a form of circles of different sizes or in a traditional way.

Snowflakes

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Finishing touches

Encircle the fur-trees inside near the contours. The trees are slightly covered with snow, but they still remain green. We’ll mark the snow line with the help of an encircling.

Finishing touches

Encircle the clouds. You should do it to separate the dark and the light parts of the clouds because they are most often of different shades.

Finishing touches

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Coloring

The most dominating are the shades of blue, azure and white in winter landscape. The house is brown, the fur-trees and the bushes are traditionally green. You can also draw a snowman or other details near the house. Get created, color it and the drawing is ready.

Coloring

You can also color the winter landscape online on the website.

Choose how you want to paint.

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Collage

Collage



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