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How to Draw a Snowman

Are ready to learn how to draw a snowman that looks a bit more real? Then I have the tutorial for you. Here are a few tweaks will make all the difference in the world.

How to Draw a Snowman
How to Draw a Snowman

A basic flat snowmen is fine when you are just learning how to draw circles, but after that, why not try to make him look like he has some dimension? It just might be easier than you think.

This snowman uses two of the Elements of Art to add some realism to his body. First, the LINES of the scarf and hat show that they are wrapped around a round head, and not flat circle. Second, the edge of the body and hat have a VALUE change in that they are a bit darker and look like shadows. Together they add up to a snowman that looks like he could dance off the page.

OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I think you know what I mean.



Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Snowman

  1. Draw a circle for the head.

  2. Add a larger circle underneath.

  3. Draw even larger circle underneath.

  4. Start hat with sideways “S”.

  5. Draw top hat above the head.

  6. Start scarf around neck.

  7. Draw the scarf ends. Add a face.

  8. Add arms and buttons. Erase gray lines.

  9. Trace, color and add shadows.

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