Young artists will enjoy learning how to draw a waterfall in today’s art lesson.
Create along with these simple 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a waterfall.
This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This accompanies well with crayons or markers. It’s perfect for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to fill in a waterfall.
Drawing is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to reference. Let’s get drawing!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Waterfall Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this lesson, we will start off with a new piece of paper and learn how to draw a waterfall in no time. It is best to pay attention to the proportions of each part of the waterfall.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Outline The Waterfall
Outline the shape of the waterfall by drawing the line similar to the illustration.
Draw The Plunge Pool
Draw the plunge pool by creating a bumpy oval shape. Add small droplets by drawing ovals as shown.
Outline The Landforms
Outline the landforms by making curved lines attached to the top of the waterfall.
Draw rocks by making oval shapes.
Add Shrubs And Grass
Add shrubs below the landforms by making bumpy lines. Next, form pointed shapes to draw the grass.
Form The Shape Of The Landforms
Form the top of the landforms by making jagged round shapes. Next, form the sides by drawing a line attached to the top of the landforms.
Draw the waves in the water by making wavy lines as shown. Make sure to draw the lines following the shape of the waterfall.
Add clouds by drawing elongated bumpy shapes.
Complete The Waterfall Drawing
Let’s start coloring the water with shades of blue. Next, fill in the plunge pool and the sky with a light blue crayon, Then, color the rocks with gray and the grass with green. Now, fill in the landforms with different shades of brown crayon. Make sure to color the top part of the landforms with a light brown crayon. Shade the mountain in the background with a dark green crayon. Finally, fill in the clouds with a white crayon.
How to Draw a Waterfall PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Waterfall. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!