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Uploaded: August 27, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: August 27, 2010
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Over and over again, I have drawn some pretty cool sceneries, and over time I have gotten better with creating them to look relaxing, bright, and sort of real. Yesterday I sketched out a really pretty landscape that kind of reminds me of a far away place in a jungle somewhere. So having said that, let’s learn "how to draw waterfalls", step by step. Before I start guiding you through this lesson, I just want to talk about waterfalls for a minute or two. First off, I think we can all agree that these beautiful landmasses, are extremely serene. Now, waterfalls come in many different shapes, and sizes, and they can also be found across the globe. One of the prettiest type of waterfall, is the ones that are flowing from extreme heights off the top of a cliff somewhere in the forest. I mean, even though I can sit here and tell you how awesome a waterfall is, there is really no way of me knowing because I have never seen one in real life before. My interpretation of these massive nature made creations, is solely from my point of view. Of course if I ever did, or when I do finally see a waterfall up close, I’m sure I will be amazed. Anyways, that is all I really wanted to say, so I guess we can move on to this tutorial where I will teach you "how to draw waterfalls", and remember you can always tweak your sketch to add some personalty. That’s all for now, join me again for more great fun. See ya!

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How to Draw Waterfalls

how to draw waterfalls step 1

STEP 1.

Okay, let's start with some helpful tips that will aid you to drawing a waterfall a whole lot better. First off, I explain how you should create the water at the bottom of a fall. The higher a waterfall is, the more powerful the crash should be. Read along to understand what I'm talking about.
 
how to draw waterfalls step 2

STEP 2.

Here is some brief examples on the different types of rocks, and foliage that you will most likely see surrounding the body of where a waterfall may be.
 
how to draw waterfalls step 3

STEP 3.

Let's begin shall we. Start by drawing the guidelines which will form the framework of the waterfall you are drawing. You can almost tell what is what.
 
how to draw waterfalls step 4

STEP 4.

What you will do now, is sketch out the shaped texture of the rock to the left, and then draw the arched shape of the top of the waterfalls water. Next, begin sketching out the long branch that seems to be part of the scenery.
 
how to draw waterfalls step 5

STEP 5.

Continue sketching out the rock to the left until you end up with a fully formed rock side. Add the detailing to the rock, and then begin sketching out the vines that are attached to the rocks surface. When that is done, you can start drawing out the right side of the cliff's shape like so.
 
how to draw waterfalls step 6

STEP 6.

Here you will finish off the entire sketch of this pretty waterfall. Finish sketching out the right cliff side, and then begin sketching out the massive looking tree or at least it's limbs. You will also draw in some vines and leaves, and then begin sketching out the water for the waterfall. Notice how I sketch out the crashing water at the bottom of the fall. You might want to erase the guidelines and shapes before you start detailing.
 
how to draw waterfalls step 7

STEP 7.

When you are all done, you should end up with a beautiful sketch of a waterfall. Color it in and maybe even add a parrot or another bird of some sorts. Great work guys!