How To Draw A Wave: Step 6

How to Draw a Wave

Creatives will enjoy learning how to draw a wave with 6 simple steps.

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these easy 6 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a wave.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This goes perfectly with crayons or colored pencils. This is useful for very young kids requiring extra guidance and are looking to color in a wave.

Finally learn to draw your very own beach scene by following this lesson at your own leisure. Have fun!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Wave Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Wave: All Steps

In this post, we are going to learn how to draw a wave with your drawing materials. We will consider the various sizes and shapes contained in the example drawing of the wave. The new lines in each step is outlined in blue so you can easily see the current components that you should be drawing.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Form The Top Of The Waves

    How To Draw A Wave: Step 1

    Form the foamy crests of the waves by making bumpy shapes.

  2. Draw The Wave’s Wall

    How To Draw A Wave: Step 2

    Draw the curved wall of the wave by making curved lines.

  3. Add Foamy Details

    How To Draw A Wave: Step 3

    Add foamy areas to the wave’s face by forming elongated blob shapes as shown. This foamy water gets pulled up and over the crashing wave!

  4. Draw The Bottom Of The Waves

    How To Draw A Wave: Step 4

    Draw the bottom of the waves where they meet the ocean currents by creating a squiggly line.

  5. Add Whitewater

    How To Draw A Wave: Step 5

    Add the foamy whitewater near the top of the waves as shown.

  6. Complete The Wave Drawing

    How To Draw A Wave: Step 6

    Let’s complete the wave drawing by first coloring the waves with a very light blue crayon. Next, shade the wave’s curved face with darker shades of blue. Now, fill in the sky with a different shade of blue.

How to Draw a Wave 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 Wave. 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!

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