Learn how to draw a boat on the water in a cute seaside town. They don’t always have to be floating off by themselves.
This drawing could also be a good lesson in foreground (the larger boat), middle ground (the wall of houses) and background (the smaller boat). Having all three definite layers, and adding some scale to the art too, will all add up to a drawing with lots of depth to it.
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Materials for How to Draw a Boat
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- Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips. Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
- Stabilo Markers. The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks!
Step by Step Directions for How to Draw a Boat
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Boat on Water
- Draw the wall and water line.
- Add three buildings on top.
- Add roof lines and doors.
- Finish with windows and chimney.
- Draw a boat in the foreground.
- Fill in the wall with rock shapes.
- Add a horizon and clouds.
- Finish with small boat in background.
- Trace with a marker and color.