how to draw a river
Step 2. How to Draw a River
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Uploaded: April 26, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: April 26, 2011
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It's been a long while since I made a drawing on some sort of landscaped scenery. Today I want to go to that other place where the sun shines everyday, the smell of new blossoms are in the air, and the sound of a flowing river is in the nearby distance. Today I will show you "how to draw a river", step by step. There is many definitions for a river and sometimes these bodies of water are called streams. There is a thousand rivers and streams across the globe and each one have their own names. They are also sometimes refereed to as brooks, creeks, and rivulets. No matter what you may call a river, one thing is certain with any name you choose to describe it, they are almost always freshwater, and they steadily flow in the direction to lakes, oceans, and seas. There are also the types of rivers that flow for a while, but then dry up before they even make it to an ocean or lake. If you look at a globe in an up close and personal view, you will see all kinds of rivers that spider off and eventually come to larger bodies of water. I wanted to draw a serene type of river because such landscapes seem to be more desirable to draw than others. I had fun creating my own version of a stream and turning it into a lesson on "how to draw a river". You can make your river drawing as long, wide, or small as you want. I guess it all depends on personal preference. Have fun with this tutorial guys and be sure to keep those pencils steady as I will return with more drawing fun.