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Uploaded: February 21, 2012
Artist: Finalprodigy
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 16
Updated: February 22, 2012
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Hey everyone, here's a tutorial on how to draw Niagara Falls, specifically the Canadian Horseshoe falls. This amazing landmark is definitely on my list of places to visit some day!

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How to Draw Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls

how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 1

STEP 1.

Start out by picking your pencils. I used a 4H pencil for light shading/lines, a B pencil for general shading/lines, and a 2B pencil for dark shading.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 2

STEP 2.

Start out by roughly shading using a 2B pencil. Shade lightly in a cross-hatch pattern.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 3

STEP 3.

Blend in your shading with a paper towel or blending stump.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 4

STEP 4.

Smooth out your shading as much as possible then lightly erase in the basic form of the waterfall. Try to use a white eraser to erase.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 5

STEP 5.

Now use a kneadable eraser to dab out the cloud cloud shapes.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 6

STEP 6.

Use a white eraser to add the main highlights of the clouds.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 7

STEP 7.

Use a 2B pencil to sketch in the forms above the waterfall.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 8

STEP 8.

Now sketch in the rest of the dark forms around the waterfall and in the foreground.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 9

STEP 9.

Now use erasers to define the waterfall some more.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 10

STEP 10.

Now start finalizing the sky. Use blending stumps and a kneadable eraser to smooth out the clouds. You can use a 4H pencil to define the cloud outlines. Work from left to right.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 11

STEP 11.

Finish up the sky details.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 12

STEP 12.

Next up use B and 2B pencils to define the trees and forms above the falls. I chose not to go into too much detail but you can if you want to.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 13

STEP 13.

Fill in the cliff and rocks on the left using 2B and B pencils.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 14

STEP 14.

Use a blending stump and erasers to define the waterfall itself some more. Use a 4H pencil for any light details that you need to draw in. Make the steam rising from the base of the waterfall as smooth as possible with a blending stump.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 15

STEP 15.

Now smooth out and define the water beyond the waterfall some more. Use an eraser to make the water look foamy. Use a 4H pencil for any light details.
 
how to draw niagara falls, niagara falls step 16

STEP 16.

Finish up the drawing by drawing in the rock and plants on the right side of the drawing with B and 2B pencils. That's about it for this tutorial, let me know if you have any questions!