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Uploaded: November 1, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 4
Updated: March 29, 2010
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Well Halloween is over and today is a new day that will be filled with some sweet tutorial lessons. For my first tutorial I will be showing you "how to draw lightning", step by step. Now I made sure that this tutorial was going to be as simple as possible that requires little or no effort. All I did was draw a big bumpy or puffy looking storm cloud and then I added three strikes of lightning that are coming out from under the dark cloud. I figured since there was a bunch of tutorials up that were kind of tricky, I should do some drawing lessons on five tutorials that are pretty simple. For those of you that love drawing lightning and different types of clouds, this lesson will easily show you how to accomplish the task very quickly and easily. But what is lightning bolts and how to they accrue? Well that is an age old question that has been asked by adults and children alike. And if you didn’t pay attention in science class when the teacher explained to you how lightning electrifies the skies, than you must be asking that age old question today. Luckily I did pay attention to my science teacher and because of that I learned how these bolt so electricity form. First off these bolts are nothing more than rods of energy that produces a bolt of lightning that carries an electric current of 40 kilo amperes. Now of course the kilo amperes naturally get higher with each more powerful charge. Lightning storms usually accrue with thunderstorms, volcanic eruptions and other anomalies that form these powerful electrifying rods of energy. When drawing lightning all you have to do is make a series of sharp pointed lines that are joined together in a straight fashion. This tutorial will show you "how to draw lightning", step by step with easy steps and instructions. I will be back with more drawing fun in a bit so stay tuned DragoArt members and visitors, there is more on the way.

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How to Draw Lightning

how to draw lightning bolts step 1

STEP 1.

Okay are you ready for this simple tutorial or what? Good lets get started than. First all you will do here is draw a wide looking oval shape and then add a big plus sign in the middle as shown to you here.
 
how to draw lightning bolts step 2

STEP 2.

In this next simple step you will start drawing out the bumps or puff shapes that makes a cloud look like a cloud. Once you are done with that draw single lined lightning bolts as seen.
 
how to draw lightning bolts step 3

STEP 3.

Well you are now on your last drawing step. How easy was that huh? I know it was simple as 1,2,3. You will finish off your drawing by adding the top half of the storm cloud and then draw the small cloud puffs inside of the cloud. Thicken the bolts as you see then here and then you can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw lightning bolts step 4

STEP 4.

Here you have it a perfect looking storm cloud and lightning bolts neatly drawn by me and you. All you have to do now is add a bit of color and that is it. You have just finished this tutorial on how to draw Lightning Bolts step by step.