Learn how to draw a windmill by following along with this simple drawing guide!
Draw along with these simple 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a windmill.
This lesson only takes about 30 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 accompanies well with crayons or colored pencils. It’s useful for very young children requiring extra guidance and are looking to shade in a windmill.
Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a windmill. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some personal details. It is officially time to get creative!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Windmill Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this beginner’s lesson, we are going to learn how to draw a windmill with basic drawing tools. We will consider the various sizes and shapes of each part of the windmill. The pencil lines in each step is drawn in blue so you can identify the most recent lines that you should be illustrating.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw The Sails
Draw the rectangular outline of the windmill’s sails.
Add The Sailbars
Fill the center of the sails with a series of thin rectangular strips to form the sailbars.
Outline The Windmill’s Hub
Outline the windmill’s hue by drawing a circle.
Attach The Supporting Frame
Draw the outline of the supporting frame connecting the sails to the hub.
Add The Roof
Form the triangular shape of the roof.
Draw The Walls
Draw the tall walls of the windmill tower.
Attach rectangular shaped windows to the tower.
Add A Door
Add a rectangular door at the base of the windmill’s tower.
Complete The Windmill Drawing
Let’s color the windmill drawing! First, fill the sails and hub of the windmill with an orange crayon. Next, color the door, roof and framing of the windows with a brown crayon. Now, fill the inside of the windows with a dark blue crayon. Then, shade the walls of the tower with a cream colored crayon. Finally, color the base of the tower with a dark yellow crayon.
How to Draw a Windmill 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 Windmill. 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!