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Uploaded: December 27, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: December 28, 2010
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She finally got her wish. Teton is a member here that has a lot of trouble drawing intermediate stuff. Occasionally she will let me know what she would like to see for a tutorial in the descriptions she writes for the tutorials she submits. Now, Teton doesn't have anything she drew submitted here on Dragoart, but she is however a big fan of Youtube drawing videos. If there is a lesson she doesn’t find on Dragoart, she will go to Youtube and find it there. Today I thought I would teach Teton and the rest of you "how to draw icicles", step by step. Winter is here and with it comes cold weather, snow, slush, and of course icicles. These sculptures of ice shaped like teeth are pretty simple to draw. If you are going to draw these icicles using a drawing program you can add some cool detailing and definition. But if you are going to draw icicles on paper, you can add detailing in a very subtle manor. There are some cool tips and tricks that will help you understand how to make icicles look good for you when you attempt to draw icicles too. There really isn’t anything more to say in this description so I guess I will leave it all to you. I hope you have fun with this tutorial so go ahead people and start the fun.

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how to draw icicles

How to Draw Icicles

how to draw icicles step 1

STEP 1.

Icicles have bumps and uneven edges since they're essentially frozen drops of melted snow. Having a variety of bumps and lumps at the edges in a pattern manor, will create realism. 1. Shows that there is indeed definition to an icicle even though it's a just a sharp angled object. Add light indents of definition to create a more realistic feel.
 
how to draw icicles step 2

STEP 2.

A broken icicle has two layers visible, depending on the perspective it's viewed in. Broken icicles have cracked ridges defining that it's been broken due to melting. For a impacted looking icicle, add plenty of sharpened ridges and cracks to the broken base of the icicle.
 
how to draw icicles step 3

STEP 3.

Icicles normally form in different angles and shapes. They're all not in the same exact frozen direction which is 'straight'. Take your time and plan out the direction of the icicles before you do any major definition.
 
how to draw icicles step 4

STEP 4.

Start by drawing some spiked shapes for the beginning parts if your icicles. For me I drew four long spikes, and one broken or snapped off icicle at the right end.
 
how to draw icicles step 5

STEP 5.

You will now sketch in some detailing horizontal lines for each icicle you draw, and then draw a hidden icicle to the left behind the larger ones.
 
how to draw icicles step 6

STEP 6.

That's it, you are now all done with this lesson on how to draw icicles. Now you can use what you've just learned so you can tackle something else.