how to draw a tornado

How to Draw a Tornado

Step 1.

Draw a big huge triangle and then add a squiggly line in the middle of the tornadoes form.

Step 2.

You will now round off the top of the tornado and make it look like an ice cream cone with no ice cream in it. Draw bumpy lines along the sides and then under the point which is the dust cloud from the moving storm. Add some swirl on the top of the tornado and then move to the next step.

Step 3.

Okay to show how powerful a tornado is you will start sketching out the spin lines that surrounds the shape of the twister as you see here. Detail the dust cloud on the bottom of the tornado and then erase all the guidelines you drew in step one.

Step 4.

This is what your twister should look like when you are done. All you have to do is color it in. That will end this tutorial on "how to draw a tornado step by step".

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Uploaded: May 19, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 4
Updated: May 21, 2009
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Now that I have submitted some cool stuff recently, I can get onto my last two tutorials for the day. I say "day" because this happens to be my day off. Who here is a fan of the ever changing aspects of the weather? I myself love the different types of storms that are produced with different types of climates. Now for the people that live in places like Seattle Washington, you may experience a lot more rain than any other part of the United States. Folks that live in Florida have incredible thunderstorms and hurricanes that break old records all the time. Arizona is a place that has a bunch of tornadoes and or twisters and that is what I am afraid of. This tutorial that I am submitting right now is going to be on “how to draw a tornado, twister step by step”. A tornado is one of the deadliest storms that can come raging through your home town and or state. Now, yes it's true that these storms can occur in may parts of the U.S., but you will see and hear about more of them in the states that are east of the Rocky Mountains. When does the threat of a tornado come to pass? Well, tornadoes occur during the spring and summer months of hot climatic areas with over eight hundred tornadoes reported every year. What type of twister is the worst? The most damaging storm has wind speeds of up to two hundred fifty miles per hour. That is some series wind huh? The type of damage that tornadoes cause is unbelievable. Twisters can have a damage radius of fifty miles long which is a lot of damage for a small community and small communities get hit hard from tornadoes. What causes a tornado? Well when thunderstorms develop in warm, moist air and gets caught up in a cold front, these fronts will create thunderstorms that produce golf ball sized hail, fast blowing strong winds, and yes, tornadoes. Okay so let me break it down in a more detailed manor. Before a thunderstorm forms there is a change in the wind direction. This change in the winds direction also experiences a pick-up in speed which then creates an invisible spinning effect which then rising air from the thunderstorm tilts the air that is rotating from horizontal to vertical. And finally a rotation area of two to six miles wide will extend through the storm with the most strong and violent tornadoes form with a strong area of rotation. And that is how a tornado is formed. What I will do for you is show you “how to draw a twister step by step”. I know you will find this lesson easy to follow and read. I shall return so stay tuned for my last lesson in a bit.